Sunday, July 01, 2007

Lieberman lusts for Big Brother

By Libby

Well that didn't take long. White House Co-pendent Holy Joe Lieberman leaps to the podium and test runs the talking points sure to heard at Bush's next address. He calls for public panic to overcome these tiresome calls for accountability from the Bush administration.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) used the foiled terror attempts in London to call for greater domestic spying here in the United States. Lieberman said, “I hope these terrorist attacks in London wake us up here in America to stop the petty partisan fighting going on about…electronic surveillance,” in apparent reference to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subpoenas for documents related to Bush’s NSA warrantless wiretapping program.

Good ole Joe. Wind him up and he'll robotically spit out the weekly GOP memo. But his remarks, despite his bizarrely flat demeanor, point up what I think is the single most telling aspect of the UK bomb attempts. These incidents couldn't be more tailor made to underscore this depressingly predictable response. I can't think of any reason the White House would have failed to disclose intelligence warnings about a possible attack in Glasgow except that allowing an attack to occur so well fits their political agenda.

While Brown counsels his people to caution and courage, our "leaders" call for fear and cowering acquiescence to their arrogant whims and imperious will. I don't know how it could be any clearer that the GOP doesn't want to win their so-called war on terror. They want to use it forever as a cudgel with which to beat the public into submission to their power.

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