Saturday, February 17, 2007

Joe Lieberman Goes to the Movies

By far the best part of Jeffrey Goldberg's article on Joe Lieberman in the February 12 issue of the The New Yorker was him reminiscing on sitting in a Washington theatre to watch "Behind Enemy Lines" and seeing Joe and Hadassah Lieberman come. He recounts it this way:

"Whenever the American military scored an onscreen hit, Lieberman pumped his fist and said, "Yeah!" and "All right!"


First, I would want to punch Joe Lieberman if I saw a movie with him. That would really piss me off.

Also, he is that stupid? Does Lieberman really have personal fantasies about killing America's bad guys, something that he could never personally do? I think this makes a lot of sense. For Lieberman, American foreign policy is a dreamscape where he can act out what he could never do himself. The bad guys are bad and kicking their ass is awesome! Lieberman comes across as a lot stupider than I expected. He reminds me of some redneck guy who thinks his life is better if America is kicking someone's ass.

Dude, American foreign policy is not a movie. It's not Owen Wilson out there getting captured and rescued, it's real live Americans. Iraqis too, not that he cares about them.

What a buffoon.