Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Joe Lieberman in Monday's "Wall Street Journal"

Liberal Independent Senator Joe Lieberman, a personal hero of mine, continues to be one of the only people in Washington D.C. who makes any kind of sense. Read his Wall Street Journal opinion piece from Monday, "The Choice in Iraq."

An excerpt:

"What is remarkable about this state of affairs in Washington is just how removed it is from what is actually happening in Iraq. There, the battle of Baghdad is now under way. A new commander, Gen. David Petraeus, has taken command, having been confirmed by the Senate, 81-0, just a few weeks ago. And a new strategy is being put into action, with thousands of additional American soldiers streaming into the Iraqi capital.

"Congress thus faces a choice in the weeks and months ahead. Will we allow our actions to be driven by the changing conditions on the ground in Iraq--or by the unchanging political and ideological positions long ago staked out in Washington? What ultimately matters more to us: the real fight over there, or the political fight over here?"

Joe: You are The Man. I couldn't imagine myself ever voting for you, but I'm glad people did.

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