And the vote just came in! (see below) I usually side with Sen. Levin on many issues, but watching this lovefest between him and Joe Lieberman is a sad, sad, sad display on his part. Lieberman throws Harry Reid and most of the Democratic Party under the bus every chance he gets and Levin sticks up for his colleagues by......planting a wet one on Holy Joe.
No wonder Lieberman doesn't want to become a Republican. He's having too good a time fulfilling all his neocon fantasies at the expense of Harry Reid. Joe, Graham, McCain and Kyl are offering up an Iran Amendment which is paving the way for America to attack the Iran.
Update: I'm truly saddened by these cowards....Siun of FDL:
Levin and Salazar asked to be added as co-sponsors before the language was finalized, McCain used the bullshit Michael Gordon Hezbollah story to justify his vote, Graham waxed poetic comparing Iranian leadership to Hitler and Sen Durbin spoke of his support – as long as the amendment specified that it was not an authorization of military action. (Wow, what a relief! We all know that little details like congressional authorization matter so much to this White House).
Levin introduced the actual vote on the Lieberman Amendment by stressing that the Senate stands as one and that Iran had better listen. The final vote: 97 Ayes, 0 Nays
If you would like to thank the Senate for taking us one step closer to war on Iran - and in particular Senator Levin for his big smooch for Joe and Senator Reid for his “leadership,” here are the numbers:
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