Joe Lieberman: "Democrats and Our Enemies"

Yesterday, we shared with you the thoughts of Ed Koch, who challenged his fellow Democrats to remove partisanship from foreign policy. Today, it's Joe Liberman, who takes his party, including Obama, to task for putting partisanship ahead of national interests:


I felt strongly that Democrats should embrace the basic framework the president had advanced for the war on terror as our own, because it was our own. But that was not the choice most Democratic leaders made. When total victory did not come quickly in Iraq, the old voices of partisanship and peace at any price saw an opportunity to reassert themselves. By considering centrism to be collaboration with the enemy – not bin Laden, but Mr. Bush – activists have successfully pulled the Democratic Party further to the left than it has been at any point in the last 20 years.

Far too many Democratic leaders have kowtowed to these opinions rather than challenging them. That unfortunately includes Barack Obama, who, contrary to his rhetorical invocations of bipartisan change, has not been willing to stand up to his party's left wing on a single significant national security or international economic issue in this campaign.

In this, Sen. Obama stands in stark contrast to John McCain, who has shown the political courage throughout his career to do what he thinks is right – regardless of its popularity in his party or outside it.

John also understands something else that too many Democrats seem to have become confused about lately – the difference between America's friends and America's enemies.


Amen, Joe. We couldn't agree more. Go here to read the full op-ed.

1 Response to "Joe Lieberman: "Democrats and Our Enemies""

  1. Black River Moye 23/5/08 13:31
    I certainly agree

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