Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lieberman Goes Pink?

Here's a meeting that would be fun to be a fly on the wall for. From a press release disseminated by the antiwar group Code Pink:

Peace Groups to Meet with Senator Lieberman About Iran,

Ask Him to Retract Statements about Attacking Iran

Outraged by Senator Lieberman's comments on CBS last Sunday on wanting to bomb Iran, CODEPINK and members of Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli and Jewish communities will hold a meeting on Thursday with the Senator himself. Lieberman's aggressive comments prompted one CODEPINK member, Leslie Angeline, to start a hunger strike until she meets with the Senator. Angeline is now into the 5th day of her hunger strike.

In response to Lieberman's statements on CBS that "we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians", dozens of representatives from various international peace communities will present the Senator with photos of Iranian children and tens of thousands of petition signatures from Americans urging diplomacy not military action with Iran.

Does each side here have a taste for masochism? Seriously, Lieberman obviously has decided he doesn't want to get Cindy-Sheehaned. But he's not going to retract his neoconnish war-drum beating. That's his foundational issue these days. If he couldn't threaten bombing Iran, he'd lose all his "Joe-mentum."

Posted by David Corn at June 13, 2007 11:08 PM


capt said...

New Thread

Gerald said...

Holy Joe is not going to flip flop on his statement to bomb Iran. Joe is holy and because he is holy he believes in what he says, even though he is wrong. Holy Joe is a weasel.