… at least temporarily.
The defeat of Joe Lieberman in the Democratic senate primary in Connecticut is good news for anyone who dislikes pious warmongers. Lieberman deserved to lose for many reasons – not the least of which was his assertion that Democrats are obliged to swallow Bush’s lies in the name of national security. In a speech last December 6, Lieberman declared, “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. ”
Lieberman never spoke of the national peril created by presidential and Pentagon lies.
In honor of Lieberman’s loss, I downed a Samuel Adams tonight – the beer of patriots who scorn any and all apologists for kings and would-be kings. (Mind you, I’m not endorsing Sam Adams beer for all occasions. And admittedly, if the place I had stopped for dinner after biking had a better selection, I might have gone Deutsch.)
Hopefully other politicians who were lauded as brave heroes by the media for sending American boys to die in Iraq will meet the same fate as Lieberman. There has been damn little political accountability in this country for the last five years.