Another reason to vote against Joementum
Baby, we'll get through this
CT-Sen: Lieberman has Bush's back on UAE port deal
Wed Feb 22, 2006 at 10:11:39 AM PDT
One of the uglier attacks on Joe Lieberman is that he has "divided loyalties" because he's Jewish. Apparently, that means he puts Israel's interests above America's.
But today we have definitive proof that Lieberman's divided loyalties aren't to Israel, but to George W. Bush.
One of the few legislators to come close to defending the transaction was Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Democrat of Connecticut, who is considered a security hawk among Democrats.
He told ABC News that he was "not yet" prepared to try to block the sale. He noted that many port terminals in the United States are foreign-owned.
As FDL notes, the United Arab Emirates does not recognize Israel and have a history of anti-semitic behavior. And Lieberman's allegiance to Bush trumps the fact that nothing in the past four years should give any of us confidence that Bush or his national security apparatus can provide the necessary safeguards to protect our nation's ports from being used as transit points for terrorists seeking to strike the nation.
Congressional Republicans are abandoning the administration en masse. It's quite telling that if the matter where put to a vote today, the likely 99-1 tally would see just one Senator standing tall and proud with the administration. And that's our old friend Joe Lieberman. Bush's truest friend.
Lieberman is crazy. Every other Senator from this region is screaming bloody murder. Menendez, Schumer, Clinton, they're all pissed about this deal. Joementum just says "I love George".
Well, Ned Lamont is running against him and Joe just handed him a hammer, Security Hawk my ass.
posted by Steve @ 12:16:00 PM