Thursday, August 10, 2006

Just In Case There Was A Doubt...

Over two years ago, the September 11th Commission reported that it found no "collaborative relationship" between Iraq and Al-Qaeda.

None. Zero. Nada. Zip.

That, of course, hasn't stopped Bush Administration officials from continuing to try and sell the link to the American people as a rationale for the war in Iraq.

Today, news breaks of a terror plot involving terrorists smuggling explosives on board trans-Atlantic flights. Although the plot had all the earmarks of an Al-Qaeda planned attack, Michael Chertoff stated that U.S. and British officials "cannot yet form a definitive conclusion" about al-Qaeda involvement.

So, the good guys got the bad guys. Excellent news. Regardless of Al-Qaeda involvement or not, there was a plot, and those responsible were arrested.

How does Joe Lieberman decide to use the news? Taking a page from the Republican playbook, he played on fear and attacked the Democratic Senate Nominee, Ned Lamont, with the news.

In addition, Lieberman went so far as to try and tie the foiled terrorist attack to the war in Iraq.

Take a look at this article, and specifically what Joe Lieberman had to say:
“If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England,” Mr. Lieberman said at a campaign event at lunchtime in Waterbury, Conn. “It will strengthen them and they will strike again.”
Is it any wonder that Lieberman received a phone call from Karl Rove on Tuesday?

We bring this to your attention just so we're all clear on what Lieberman's position is regarding the Iraq and Al-Qaeda connection.

And to point out exactly the type of campaign Lieberman plans to run in Connecticut.


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