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June 14, 2007

Scary Weird Politics

US Senator Joseph Lieberman went on CBS Sunday and advocated bombing Iran "to stop them from doing what they're doing." What kind of guy says such things? Check out this anecdote from Jeffrey Goldberg's profile of Lieberman in the New Yorker (via Glenn Greenwald):

Lieberman likes expressions of American power. A few years ago, I was in a movie theatre in Washington when I noticed Lieberman and his wife, Hadassah, a few seats down. The film was "Behind Enemy Lines," in which Owen Wilson plays a U.S. pilot shot down in Bosnia. Whenever the American military scored an onscreen hit, Lieberman pumped his fist and said, "Yeah!" and "All right!"

Weird. Scary weird. Literally. "Behind Enemy Lines" was an utterly juvenile piece of crap. What is the guy, a 12-year-old? A not very bright one at that?

Posted by Jonathan at June 14, 2007 05:19 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb