Tuesday, March 13, 2007

You Are Correct, Sir

John Podhoretz:

This Is Why They Hate Joe Lieberman
The Independent Democrat, speaking yesterday at the AIPAC convention:

"There is something profoundly wrong when opposition to the war in Iraq seems to inspire greater passion than opposition to Islamist extremism. There is something profoundly wrong when there is so much distrust of our intelligence community that some Americans doubt the plain and ominous facts about the threat to us posed by Iran. And there is something profoundly wrong when, in the face of attacks by radical Islam, we think we can find safety and stability by pulling back, by talking to and accommodating our enemies, and abandoning our friends and allies. Some of this wrong-headed thinking about the world is happening because we're in a political climate where, for many people, when George Bush says 'yes,' their reflex reaction is to say 'no.' That is unacceptable."

Exactly right. We hate Joe Lieberman because he's a sanctimonious, self-aggrandizing blowhard who never met a liberal straw man he wouldn't bravely hack away at for a bit of conservative applause.