Thursday, December 14, 2006


So, let's do a recap on the Very Serious junior senator from Connecticut.

About a year ago Lieberman wrote:

Does America have a good plan for doing this, a strategy for victory in Iraq? Yes we do.

In March Lieberman was still claiming that things were getting better.

In June he said:

I believe, that we will be able to withdraw a significant number of our men and women in uniform from Iraq by the end of this year and even more by next year. And I express that optimism based on the election and formation of the new Iraqi unity government, the increasing capacity of the Iraqi security forces to protect their own people, and the commitment of the new government to disarm the sectarian militias.

In July he said:

So I am confident that the situation is improving enough on the ground that by the end of this year, we will begin to draw down significant numbers of American troops, and by the end of the next year more than half of the troops who are there now will be home.

A little later in July he said:

BRIDGEPORT — U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman believes the U.S. will withdraw a "solid" contingent of its military forces in Iraq by the end of the year because of gains made by the Iraqi armed forces.
"There really has been progress made by the Iraqi military," Lieberman said Tuesday during a meeting with the Connecticut Post's editorial board. "Two-thirds of it could stand on its own or lead the fight with our logistical support."

The three-term U.S. senator said he believes a complete withdrawal is possible by late 2007 or early 2008.

Apparently all of that is no longer operative and now he's standing with St. John McCain calling for more troops.

Joe Lieberman, wrong about everything, yet still a very serious person.