God, this is ridiculous
World War 3, bullshit, I didn't get to
bomb the Fulda Gap.
CT-SEN: Lieberman And Right-Wing Host Agree: We're In World War III
This morning, Joe Lieberman appeared on the talk radio show of ultra-conservative host Glenn Beck. I've just transcribed the audio, and it turns out that Lieberman said some very interesting things. Lieberman agreed with virtually everything Beck said, and claimed he was "proud" of the conservative host. Lieberman agreed with Beck that we're in the middle of World War III. Lieberman agreed with Beck when he said that there was a risk that the "entire Middle East will be on fire." And Lieberman agreed with Beck when he said that the real reason we invaded Iraq wasn't over WMD but because we wanted to "pop the head of the snake in Iran." You need to be a member to listen -- but we've supplied some excerpts after the jump. You won't want to miss this one.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
BECK: I am so afraid that we are going to see Lebanon fall into the hands totally of Hezbollah...that you're gonna start to see Iran come into Iraq. The entire Middle East is gonna be on fire. And we are going to find ourselves like Ray Nagin found himself with buses in a parking lot.
BECK: Why is it there aren't more politicians saying, Guys, this is World War III. We are in deep trouble.
LIEBERMAN: Yeah, I mean, I don't know the answer to that...Everything you just said about the Middle East is right....If we walk away [from Iraq], then the Iranians will as sure as I'm talking to you surge into Iraq, certainly take over the south and all the oil that's there....We'll have 200-dollar barrel oil, we'll be paying six or seven bucks a gallon. And that'll just be the tip of it. I mean, there'll be instability and war throughout the Middle East. We've got to wake up to this....
BECK: I've been saying this before we even went into Iraq, that we're trying to change the face of the Middle East. The weapons of mass destruction was a nice side benefit. We were trying to go and pop the head of the snake in Iran. That's what we were trying to do. And I don't think anybody had the courage or could actually come out and say that with world politics the way they are.
LIEBERMAN: Well, you're right. And I think if I fault the administration for anything before the war -- 'cause I think we did the right thing in going in to overthrow Saddam -- it's that they oversold the WMD part of the argument....
BECK: I have said before we went in that we are sitting at 1939, right before World War II, that some were engaged in this but most of the world was in denial in 1939. I think this Hezbollah peace treaty is our Chamberlain moment and 1941 is right around the corner.
LIEBERMAN: Well, there are very, very severe echoes of all that. I agree...
BECK: I really truly believe the West is over if we do not win this conflict.
LIEBERMAN: Yeah, yeah, I agree. And it's gonna be a long one...
LIEBERMAN: Thank you, Glenn. We are proud of you, friend. Keep on going.
My God, this is both wrong and irresponsible. Lamont should be able to shove this shit down his throat.
posted by Steve @ 1:22:00 AM