Lieberman: Bomb Iran If It Doesn't Stop
The United States should launch military strikes against Iran if the government in Tehran does not stop supplying anti-American forces in Iraq, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday on Face The Nation.I suppose that's the same "good evidence" that told us Iraq was floating in WMD and had reconstituted it's nuclear program.
"I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq," Lieberman told Bob Schieffer. "And to me, that would include a strike into... over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers."
Just a little war!
The Indepedent former Democrat from Connecticut said that he was not calling for an invasion of Iran, but he did say the U.S. should target specific training camps.And of course there is more "good evidence".
"I think you could probably do a lot of it from the air, but they can't believe that they have immunity for training and equipping people to come in and kill Americans," Lieberman said.
He said that he has seen evidence that the Iranians are supplying insurgents and foreign fighters in Iraq.Joe Gandelman wonders if the is just Lieberman shooting of his mouth or......
"By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers," he said.
But the question becomes: is this just Lieberman (who is already being lambasted by many on the left for his pro-war and on foreign issues pro-Bush administration stances) giving an opinion off the top of his head? Or is he echoing a viable foreign policy option being discussed in the administration.And this from my friend and blogging partner The Gun Toting Liberal.
There are two reasons to wonder:
(1) Lieberman has strong ties to the administration, particularly to its foreign policy formulators.
(2) The Israel-based website Debka recently reported that Syrian and Iranian generals were talking to each other in preparation for what they believe will be a U.S. attack.
Despite the fact the United States and Iranian governments have recently engaged in the first diplomatic talks with each other in almost three decades, Senator Joe Lieberman joins Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney in calling for military attacks against Iranian targets. This serves to clearly demonstrate exactly why neither man belongs in a leadership position of any sort in our Government despite the fact that one of them currently presides over the U.S. Senate while the other one came dangerously close in the 2000 race for the Oval Office.Yes, we should be very afraid as long as the criminally insane are calling the shots. Joe Lieberman is joined at the hip with the Dark Lord himself.
My friend Cernig has a must read post, as usual.