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Happy Thanksgiving From the McCain/Lieberman War


Courtesy of the Great Centrists:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — In the deadliest attack since the beginning of the Iraq war, suspected Sunni-Arab militants used three suicide car bombs and two mortar rounds on the capital's Shiite Sadr City slum to kill at least 145 people and wound 238 on Thursday, police said.

The Shiites responded almost immediately, firing 10 mortar rounds at the Abu Hanifa Sunni mosque as Azamiya, killing one person and wounding seven people in their attack on the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad.

Ah, October. I remember you well:

"No one wants to end the war in Iraq more than I do, and bring our troops home" [Joe Lieberman in the Hartford Courant – October 19, 2006]

"I want to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home" [Joe Lieberman in the Associated Press – October 19, 2006]

But it's November now:

Lieberman Says Phased Withdrawal Would Be ‘Road To Disaster.’

Last night on Hannity and Colmes, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said a phased withdrawal of American troops from Iraq beginning in the next four to six months would be “a road to disaster” and “basically the beginning of giving up on Iraq.”

LIEBERMAN: "We cannot let that happen. Iraq is now a central battlefield in the war on terrorism, and we’ve got to have a success strategy there."

Then, of course, there is St. John McCain and his "more measured " approach of sending 20,000 more troops to Iraq and expanding the military by as much as 100,000 people.

Meanwhile, over at Matthew Yglesias' blog, one commenter offers the most functional definition of "centrism" as it is commonly used that I have seen:

Don't you know the rule? Right-wing on national security and left wing on domestic issues averages out to center.

Not that this makes any sense mind you.  But neither does the fact that thousands of people continue to die simply so McCain and Lieberman can continue to feel good about themselves and never have to admit they were wrong. 

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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