Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Democrats And Our Enemies

by Joe Lieberman - May 21st, 2008 - Wall Street Journal

A great Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, once warned "no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies." This is a lesson that today's Democratic Party leaders need to relearn.

The key to this article is the phrase "our enemies" in the title. The truth is that most Democrats see the definition of this phrase as Republicans or conservatives, not Islamo-fascists or global-socialists. Though we (as in Americans) are at war with the Islamo-fascists and global-socialists because the groups have declared war against us, the Democrat Party is not at war with either group. Joe Lieberman has backed John McCain on his foreign policy agenda, but still aligns himself with the global-socialist movement on domestic issues.

I find this inconsistent and bizarre. It leaves me very uncomfortable with treating him as a friend on the Islamo-fascist issues. However there is a famous phrase, politics makes strange bedfellows. There is no better proof than this article by a man who was rejected by the Democrat Party and who still caucuses with them. Bizarre is the only rational assessment.


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