Lieberman makes contingency plans

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman announced today he will petition for a place on the November ballot as an “independent Democrat,” giving him a chance to stay alive politically should he lose an Aug. 8 primary for the Democratic nomination.

However, and this isn’t getting reported in the exultant liberal blog posts –

Even should he lose in August — and the most recent public poll shows him leading Lamont by 15 percentage points among likely primary voters.

Fifteen points is a huge lead. Don’t get your hopes up, liberals. Besides, challenger Ned Lamont’s own views on the war are Antiwar Lite at best.

Our best chance of success requires that the Iraqis take control of their own destiny. America should make clear that we have no designs upon their oil and no plans for permanent bases. While we will continue to provide logistical and training support as long as we are asked, our frontline military troops should begin to be redeployed and our troops should start heading home.

a) they clearly can’t take control of their destiny because there is no They in charge. b) US foreign policy for decades has focused on Middle East oil, yet Lamont ignores this. c) If you provide logistics and training, you are still there. Period.

There’s no acceptance by Lamont that the chaos in Iraq was caused by the illegal US invasion. Lamont doesn’t mention it was based on lies. And if, by his own words, troops need to remain there, that’s hardly bringing them home, now is it?

[tags]Joe Lieberman, Ned Lamont[/tags]

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