"It’s time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge he’ll be commander-in-chief for three more years," the senator said. "We undermine the president’s credibility at our nation’s peril." ~ Joseph Lieberman
Joseph Lieberman is a fascist warmonger. It is shocking that someone with a supremely pathetic voice could advocate so strongly for murder. How fucking dare he advocate war of any sort... there are only a few cowards that would fear a fight with him. While the U.S.A. backs Israel as they bomb Palestine and not one Muslim voice is on our radio or television. So now that we have destroyed Iraq he beats the war drum for Iran. America listens to his council...
"We've said so publicly that the Iranians have a base in Iran at which they are training Iraqis who are coming in and killing Americans. By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers," Lieberman said. "Well, we can tell them we want them to stop that. But if there's any hope of the Iranians living according to the international rule of law and stopping, for instance, their nuclear weapons development, we can't just talk to them."
He added, "If they don't play by the rules, we've got to use our force, and to me, that would include taking military action to stop them from doing what they're doing."
Lieberman said much of the action could probably be done by air, although he would leave the strategy to the generals in charge. "I want to make clear I'm not talking about a massive ground invasion of Iran," Lieberman said.
"They can't believe that they have immunity for training and equipping people to come in and kill Americans," he said. "We cannot let them get away with it. If we do, they'll take that as a sign of weakness on our part and we will pay for it in Iraq and throughout the region and ultimately right here at home."
This is is how he defended the war crimes at Abu Ghraib, "those who were responsible for killing 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001, never apologized."
Lieberman has been one of the Senate's most consistent supporters of Israel, an advocate of the Iraq War, and a defender of the United States' use of torture against "enemy combatants".  On domestic issues, he holds liberal views on some economic issues, though he is a supporter of free trade. Lieberman has also voted with Republicans on some ethical issues, and is one of the Senate's leading opponents of violence in video games and on television. Lieberman describes himself as being "genuinely opportunist," saying "I agree more often than not with Democrats on domestic policy. I agree more often than not with Republicans on foreign and defense policy, whatever gets me elected."
In February 2007, Lieberman spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the confirmation of Sam Fox as ambassador to Belgium. Fox, a prominent Republican businessman and political donor, was a contributor to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign in 2004. Fox is also reported to have donated to Lieberman's 2006 Senate campaign.
Lieberman never served in the military. A spokesperson told the Hartford Courant in 1994 that Lieberman received an educational deferment from the Vietnam War draft when he was an undergraduate and law student from 1960 to 1967. Upon graduating from law school at 25, Lieberman qualified for a family deferment as he was already married and had one child.
Lieberman is an Orthodox Jew, though he was less observant in 1965 when he married his first wife who was a Reform Jew. Since the death in 1967 of Lieberman's grandmother, a deeply religious immigrant, he found renewed interest in religious observance. His second wife, Hadassah, is also an observant Orthodox Jew. "Hadassah calls herself my right wing," says Lieberman. In Lieberman's 1988 upset of GOP incumbent Senator Lowell Weicker, his religious observance was mostly viewed in terms of inability to campaign on Shabbat. This changed when Gore chose Lieberman as his running mate; a Lieberman press officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said:
|“||He refers to himself as observant, as opposed to Orthodox, because he doesn't follow the strict Orthodox code and doesn't want to offend the Orthodox, and his wife feels the same way.||”|
The Liebermans keep a kosher home. Nonetheless, some Orthodox Jews have voiced concerns about the Liebermans' omissions, such as Mr. Lieberman's conduct of business matters on the Sabbath , and Hadassah's infrequent covering of her head.Lieberman has said that there is currently "a constitutional place for faith in our public life."