Friday, May 07, 2004

Lieberman Pats US on the Back

Today Joe Lieberman offered the already tired mantra which I thought was native to the right (well, this is Lieberman) that "the people who attacked us on September 11 never apologized." He continues:
Those who have killed hundreds of Americans in uniform in Iraq working to liberate Iraq and protect our security have never apologized. And those who murdered and burned and humiliated four Americans in Fallujah a while ago never received an apology from anybody. [italics mine]
Who apologized isn't the issue, Mr. Lieberman. Now is not a time to revel in some false sense of moral superiority. What was done was done, and comparisons to greater crimes by other people doesn't make it better. Our people screwed up and comparison games are irrelevant. Juvenile even. Another way of putting it might be, "We done bad--but them foreign guys are worse than us." See how that stands up in a court of law.

The last italicized part of his sentence, you may also notice, doesn't make a lick of sense. Guess he meant "never offered an apology to anyone."

As long as you're tracking apologies, Mr. Lieberman, you might like to point out that President President has yet to apologize for sending thousands of young Americans to Iraq for a litany of reasons mostly bolstered by faulty intelligence.

With 768 US fatalities as of this writing.

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