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A Match Made In Washington: An FDL Contest


'Tis the season for disingenuous, hypocritical election posturing.  And this year, there have been some real doozies, but none more grating than the attempt by Joe Lieberman to slink away from his role as chief Bush Administration cheerleader for the war in Iraq.  Looks like  Turncoat Joe is taking a page from the Bush Administration campaign playbook…again.

And, as Matt Stoller points out at MyDD, the media has all but ignored this change in positions — both by Turncoat Joe, and also by George Bush and his cronies.  What gives?

Who could forget this gem from Turncoat Joe, speaking about his BFF George Bush's Iraq mess  (C&L also has the video, in case you've forgotten just exactly how odious this little speech was, it is worth watching as a reminder…ugh):

It is time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be Commander-in-Chief for three more critical years, and that in matters of war, we undermine Presidential credibility at our nation’s peril.

As for George Bush, well he'd like you to forget that the buck stops anywhere near him ever.  ThinkProgress has put together a great clip compendium from the Bush Administration statements this past weekend and from this morning (from Dan Bartlett's truthiness appearance on CBS) that the Bush Administration has "never been a stay the course strategy." HA!

Read my lips:  Joe and George, you are lying.  And we are not going to let you get away with it.

So, to that end, I propose a contest for all of our readers: find the most outrageously offensive, hypocritical, factually inaccurate, just plain wrong, craptastic statement on Iraq that either George Bush or Joe Lieberman has made about the mess in Iraq.  The two statements cited above don't count, because I've already provided links to them — but there are SO many more out there, that it should not be hard to find something, frankly.

It has to be a real quote — not something that you make up — but something that came out of the mouth of either Joe Lieberman or George Bush about the Iraq mess.  Both of them are trying to run away from accountability for their part in making the Iraq mess what it is today — and neither man should be allowed to do so.  It's time for some oversight, and the American public deserves to know exactly what sort of man slinks away from a  mess of his own making and expects them to buy into the lies.

The winner of the contest will receive a copy of Bob Woodward's latest tome:  State of Denial.  (No particular reason.  Why do you ask?)

Joe Lieberman, George Bush, the mess that is Iraq — and no acceptance of responsibility for any mistakes at all whatsoever.  It truly is a match made in Washington.  We'll pull out the best of the quotes — and then let everyone vote on the best one (or worst one, depending on your perspective).  The deaths and injuries that our soldiers have suffered as a result of this poorly planned fiasco are not a laughing matter, nor is the utter lack of accountability for all of the many mistakes that the rubber stamp Republican Congress — aided and abetted by the sanctimonious, finger-wagging of Turncoat Joe at every possible opportunity.  Let's hold them accountable for their own words and deeds, shall we?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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