Sunday, April 08, 2007


There, you have it, from his own mouth. In case you ever wondered what was up with Joe Lieberman, he irrevokably proves that he is undeniably insane. He clearly claims that Syria was responsible for 911 among other things in his manic attempt to smear Pelosi's Trip. This was on this weekends Wolf Blitzer show here in France on CNN International.
Arlen Specter is the voice of reason.....

SPECTER: I believe that Assad can be negotiated with. I’ve made 14 trips there, Wolf, in the last two decades, and have been able to be helpful in a number of situations that I can document. And I think opening discussions with Syria are very, very important, and I’d rather Condoleezza Rice did it, but if not, it’s up to Speaker Pelosi and Arlen Specter and others.

BLITZER: What about Senator Lieberman, what do you think?

LIEBERMAN: I respectfully and strongly disagree with Arlen Specter and with Nancy Pelosi. I believe her visit to Syria was a mistake, that it was bad for the United States of America and good for the Syrians. And I say this because we’re in a war. We’re in a war against the Islamic terrorists who attacked us on 9-11-01. Syria is a state sponsor of terrorism.

BLITZER: But they had nothing to do with 9-11.

LIEBERMAN: But they have — but let me tell what you they have to do with what we’re into now. The Bashir Assad Syrian government has allowed terrorists and arms to flow across its country into Iraq that are being used to kill Americans today. Syria has been implicated in the assassination of a very strong popular Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Syria is supporting Hezbollah, which is trying to unseat our ally, Senora, in Lebanon. Syria is supporting the terrorist group Hamas against our allies in the Fatah Palestinian movement, and of course, Israel. The administration, in all fairness — people in Washington should know, if they don’t know, the administration has been trying in many ways, in diplomatic discussions with Syria since 9-11, to get Assad to change his behavior and he has not. When Nancy Pelosi goes there, she sends a message of disunity. She legitimizes the Syrian goverment.

BLITZER: So I assume you disagree with Senator Specter’s decision. I want Senator Specter to respond. Why do you think Senator Lieberman, Senator Specter, is wrong?

SPECTER: I believe in the maxim, hold your friends close and your enemies closer. President Ronald Reagan declared the Soviet Union to be the evil empire, and immediately thereafter undertook negotiations with them. Look, Assad is not a boy scout, but we have to deal with him. he’s there. In my conversation with him, I think there are ways to get him to stop arming Hezbollah and to stop arming Hamas. They came on the brink of a solution to the Golan Heights in 1995 and again in the year 2000. That was done by active negotiation that President Clinton engaged in. So there are ways to move through it, and to isolate them has not been successful.


ohdave said...

I swear to god LIEberman is on the GOP's talking points fax list.

What a colossal ass.

liberal_dem said...

Blitzer, Liebermaan and Specter all have Jewis˙ heritage. I'm not sure that they can paint a clear picture of the conflict in the Middle East.

microdot said...

Unfortunately, the Jewish obsession with Israel first is beginning to influence French politics in this election. Thew entire Jewish intellectual community has gone as a block to Nikolas Sarkozy. We have our own Neo Con problem now!

liberal_dem said...

Is Sarkozy's philosophy neocon-like? What ties has he to Israel? His name sounds Russian.

How would a Russian fare in France??

microdot said...

Actually, there is very large Russian emigre population in France which arrived after the Revolution.
Mr. Sarkozy is of Hungarian minor nobility lineage on his fathers side. His father escaped after the Russians appropriated the family castle. His Mothers family was Sephardic Jewish. His grandfather on his mothers side converted to Catholocism around the time of the German invasion, but uunder the rules of thew Vichy Government, that wasn't good enough so he spent 4 years hiding in the Correze
If he is elected, we are in for a few very bumpy years, because a very large portion of the population already detests him and he is going to have to be very repressive. Is is an authoritative conservative who wants to concentrate the executive powers and through his family connections and alliances made with the business leaders, effecttively controls the press. The Jewish intellectual community of France sees him as reversing Frances long standing positions on Israel and its sympathy towards the Palestinians. Sarkozy already has visited Bush and we belived he is recieving strategic aid and money in his electiion bid from the USA.
The American press is printing a pretty distorted view of the poliitical reality here and it reflects his line!

Barb said...

Of course, I agree with Lieberman on Pelosi. I wondered, "What is she thinking???" with her legs exposed all the way above the knee and no head covering in that photo of her and Syria's head. she goes where women are subjugated, dressed like a godless American (their view), contradicting her president, a MAN in authority, and expects respect of herself by the Syrians to be genuine? HA!

and worst of all, demonstrates AMerica's disunity, which is our greatest weakness in this war.

Dems are soooo short-sighted about our presence in the middle east.

microdot said...

and conservatives are sooo self righteous and self congatulating even when their course of action keeps gettting the same miserable results!
My, I was under the impression that Nancy Pelosi was under fire for her wardrobe from conservatives because she did wear a scarf in public covering her head, now your giving it to her because she didn't.
This is pure sour grapes because it isn't your ball game any more. You don't have a clue...tell me more about plan b for Iraq? or is it Plan 9 from outer space? take me to your leader. Ask John McCain, he seems to be the guy with all the wrong answers!