American Quisling

Via the Raw Story:

Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Ken Salazar (D-CO) expressed their support for President Bush’s Attorney General choice on the Senate floor mid-afternoon today.


Sen. Lieberman, however, went above and beyond Gonzales to offer support for the U.S. policy of deny rights to Guantanamo Bay detainees. He called the decision “progressive” and “remarkably just,” citing the fact the Bush Administration opted to provide the inmates with food, water, shelter, blankets and the ability to practice their religion.

Lieberman is one of the most conservative members of the Democratic caucus, and was Al Gore’s choice for vice president during his failed presidential bid.

The senator said that Gonzales’ defense of torture memos had to be understood in the context of September 11, 2001.

“You’ve got to appreciate the context,” Lieberman said, “post-Sept. 11.”

He also said he had a “special sensitivity to people who break barriers,” noting the fact that Gonzales was Hispanic, and said the nominee had an “independence of spirit.”

Lieberman is a favorite of President Bush, who offered him a peck on the cheek after his State of the Union Address Wednesday evening.

I’m beginning to think that if we discovered ovens being built at Guantanamo, Lieberman would say that it was “mildly distressing”.

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