Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Last Honest Man

We have been told over and over by the Wise Old Men of Washington, by the Keepers of the Flame of the Vital Center, and by the Quiet Americans that Joe Lieberman was a very serious foreign policy person. If he's so serious, how did he get it so wrong? I don't mean by my rules, I mean by his. It wasn't so long ago - just this past summer - that Joe Lieberman was predicting that by the end of this year significant troop withdrawals would begin, with half or even complete withdrawal possible by the end of 2007. During his campaign, in which The Last Honest Man said, "No one wants to end the war in Iraq more than I do,” he never advocated sending more troops to Iraq. Yet now he says sending more troops is the solution. How is it that this very serious person failed to advocate to change the policy which he now says is the cause of failure?