Friday, January 12, 2007

Lieberman Snuggles Up To Bush Again

After spending two days watching House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Armed Services Committee members tear into Condoleeza Rice and treat Robert Gates with the barest civility due to the newest guy at the bottom of the totem pole, it began to amaze me that no one, not a single member of Congress had expressed enthusiastic support for the president's Surge-tastic™ New Way Forward In Iraq©. Even McCain was grimly supporting it as a last final chance for victory. No one, not Democrat nor Republican, was 100% behind George W. Bush. America had finally achieved bipartisan agreement... Congress was united in dismissing George Bush's idiotic Surge™...

And then Joe Lieberman opened his fat mouth.

Yes, a lick-spittle lapdog sycophant toady to his last fiber, Holy Joe stepped forward to be the first volunteer to go up in flames with Bush's Surge™. Holy Joe loves Bush's "correct and courageous" new strategy. "I applaud the president for rejecting the fatalism of failure and pursuing a new course to achieve success in Iraq," Lieberman says. He says that Bush has offered up "a comprehensive program to chart a new course in both winning the military struggle to establish order and in achieving the political and economic objectives to build a more promising future for Iraqis."

What about all those other Senators and Representatives --Democrats and Republicans alike-- who aren't thrilled with the President's new catchy sloganeering? Lieberman has a warning for them, too: "Excessive partisan division and rancor at home only weakens our will to prevail in this war."

Then again, what should we expect from the man who warned all of us that "Democrats need to realize that George Bush is going to be their commander-in-chief for three more years, and to question his leadership is to give aid and comfort to the enemy."

I don't know about other Democrats, but from this side of the aisle, it looks to me like Holy Joe is the one giving aid and comfort to the enemy.