Sunday, 30 December 2012

The Political Transformation Of Joe Lieberman

Covering up the zionist Attacks Of  9/11 Take Connecticut Senator On A Hard Right Turn

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Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore.

"Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor store owner told the nation.

Eight years later, Lieberman would complete a dramatic makeover when he nearly took the same role on the Republican ticket beside his friend John McCain. It was a very public 180-degree change of heart — a change unseen in recent American politics.

To the astonishment of Democrats, he was a showcased speaker at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Despite a 40-year career of remarkable achievements, the transformation that marked the eight years between those elections will largely define Lieberman's legacy. He leaves office this week, a proud independent senator who began public life as a 1960s antiwar activist and took a hard right turn after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

"After 9/11, Joe changed," Lieberman's close friend, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said during a recent interview in his Senate office.

"Joe understood that the threats we faced were different. We had to get ahead of this. We let our guard down before 9/11. We can never do that again,'' Graham said. "He was sort of a Winston Churchill figure who understood that after 9/11 there was no appeasing these guys. You had to fight them. It's not just about killing terrorists. It's about a robust foreign policy, staying ahead of the threat. He has a view of radical Islam very consistent with Winston Churchill's view of Hitler: You're never going to be able to deal with this guy. You've got to fight him.''

The liberal Democrat became a strong supporter of homeland security and the Iraq war under President George W. Bush, a transformation forever sealed when Bush embraced Lieberman on national TV after his State of the Union Address in 2005.

"In the long term, probably the biggest contribution I've been able to make to the country and my state,'' Lieberman said, was "all of the post 9/11 reform and reorganization of our government to deal with this unconventional challenge to our security, represented by Islamist terrorism — the Department of Homeland Security, which I co-sponsored; the 9/11 Commission, which McCain and I introduced and created; and then all of the 9/11 legislation, which reformed and reorganized the intelligence community in the most significant reform since the beginning of the Cold War in the late 1940s, that created the director of national intelligence and national counter-terrorism.''

Lieberman, 70, explains his unusual career path by saying that "the unimaginable happened in 2000" to launch an unpredictable series of events.

"Trust me, it was beyond unimaginable that I would be considered as a Republican vice presidential candidate and perhaps have the opportunity to take a unique place in history to have run for vice president on two different party tickets — and to have lost twice,'' Lieberman said. "God saved me from that — or the Republican delegates saved me from that.''

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