Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Lieberman

"I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing nationhood--unless the great American military that has given them and us this unexpected opportunity is prematurely withdrawn."

"It is a war between 27 million and 10,000; 27 million Iraqis who want to live lives of freedom, opportunity and prosperity and roughly 10,000 terrorists who are either Saddam revanchists, Iraqi Islamic extremists or al Qaeda foreign fighters who know their wretched causes will be set back if Iraq becomes free and modern. The terrorists are intent on stopping this by instigating a civil war to produce the chaos that will allow Iraq to replace Afghanistan as the base for their fanatical war-making. We are fighting on the side of the 27 million because the outcome of this war is critically important to the security and freedom of America. If the terrorists win, they will be emboldened to strike us directly again and to further undermine the growing stability and progress in the Middle East, which has long been a major American national and economic security priority."

"In the face of terrorist threats and escalating violence, eight million Iraqis voted for their interim national government in January, almost 10 million participated in the referendum on their new constitution in October, and even more than that are expected to vote in the elections for a full-term government on Dec. 15. Every time the 27 million Iraqis have been given the chance since Saddam was overthrown, they have voted for self-government and hope over the violence and hatred the 10,000 terrorists offer them. Most encouraging has been the behavior of the Sunni community, which, when disappointed by the proposed constitution, registered to vote and went to the polls instead of taking up arms and going to the streets. Last week, I was thrilled to see a vigorous political campaign, and a large number of independent television stations and newspapers covering it."

"Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory."


Joe Lieberman, senador Democrata para o WSJ

14 comments:

destruidor said...

What is Wrong With Joe Lieberman? Is he Hallucinating or Lying?

Written by Kevin Zeese
Tuesday, 29 November 2005

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on November 28, Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) put forward an argument for staying the course in Iraq. Of course, his argument in "Our Troops Must Stay" was filled with false information.

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Sen. Lieberman is so divorced from reality that he can no longer be taken seriously. Yet, The Wall Street Journal published this nonsense. The Iraq War and occupation is too serious for any more arguments based on false information. The security of the world is at stake if the United States continues to handle this situation wrong. Not only are Americans and Iraqis dying, and billions being wasted but Iraq is becoming a destablizing force that attracts and trains terrorists. Elected officials like Sen. Lieberman are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Fonte:
http://democracyrising.us/content/view/375/151/

Cláudio said...

Hmm, e agora em qual acreditar? Num político ou num site cujo objetivo é esculachar a guerra do Iraque. É melhor acreditar no Chicken Little.

destruidor said...

A mentira na Internet não perdura; é inútil e patético você apertar o botão: "Bah! A fonte não é imparcial.".

Desista agora ou perca tudo.

Cláudio said...

Destruidor, você entendeu o que eu escrevi?

Cláudio Cordeiro said...

Acho q ñ, xará.....

Fernando said...

"coming victory"?!? O que aconteceu com "Mission Accomplished"???

Paulo said...

Destruidor,

Quando quiser alguma oipinao do contra, pelo menos va em algum site de qualidade como a Slate ou mesmo um NYT.

Fernando,
Hey, erros sao erros. Eu acho que sair de la seria um desastre. Vc concorda?

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Cláudio Cordeiro said...

Acho q o "Mission Accomplished" se referia à invasão em si..... é loucura ou má fé achar q o Bush estava decretando vitória naquele momento.

Anonymous said...

hoje talvez seja, não é isso que Murtha e alguns republicanos estão cobrando necessariamente.

Fernando said...

o comment acima é de moi.

Fernando said...

"Invasion accomplished" talvez fosse honesto demais...

Leila said...

O que eu li foram os correspondentes jornalísticos americanos no Iraque espantadíssimos com o editorial do Joe Lieberman. "Não é o Iraque que eu conheço", disse o chefe da Time em Bagdá, depois de um almoço com Lieberman. Apesar de democrata, ele sempre foi entusiasta da guerra no Iraque e é de uma linha mais conservadora do partido. Nas primárias de 2004, ele levou uma sova.

Leila said...

Lieberman está sendo considerado pelo governo Bush para substituir o Rumsfeld. Ha ha ha!

Chantinon said...

Ainda não vi político falando a verdade, eles só falam o que "vêem". E olha que esse pessoal é chegado a uma distorção.

O Bush, não é santo, mas fez um bem a humanidade (mesmo não sendo esse o resultado pretendido realmente).

Mas o Iraq ainda continua sendo uma prova da incapacidade dos poderosos em resolver situações complexas só com bala.

A prova disso são esses blindados do RJ, nossa! quem diabos deve essa idéia de blindado no morro?