Monday, August 14, 2006


Spencer Ackerman - for some reason not writing in his home at TNR - points out the Lieberman is a complete disaster on foreign policy issues.

This is one of those things which should be painfully obvious, but since 9/11 bellicosity=strength=strong foreign policy dude has been a basic idea pushed relentlessly in the media. The fact that on Iraq and other issues Joe Lieberman actually doesn't seem to have any idea what he's talking about should count for something.

There are plenty of conservative foreign policy types who I think are quite a bit nuts and definitely wrong but most of them actually seem to know a little bit and spend some time thinking about the issues, even if it leads them to disastrous conclusions. I can see how people think they're making sense even when they aren't. But with Lieberman it's just gibberish.