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March 13, 2007

Joe Lieberman On Our "Profoundly Wrong" Politics

This is what animates conservative anger against liberals so much. Not mere policy differences. But policy differences which seem by and large contrived out of pure viciousness and hatred.

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.

There is something profoundly disturbing during a period of war when half of one's countrymen are less interested in fighting the common enemy than fighting the other half of the country.


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