Joe Lieberman On Obama's Credibility Gap

[media id=4796][media id=4797] Joltin' Joe went on Fox on April Fool's Day and said Barack Obama was not credible on the Iraq War debate. No, he re

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Joltin' Joe went on Fox on April Fool's Day and said Barack Obama was not credible on the Iraq War debate. No, he really did. Talk about your pot calling the kettle....uh, nevermind.

LIEBERMAN: Well, I think that - let me say generally that Sen. Obama doesn't come to this debate with a lot of credibility. Basically on the question of Iraq, John McCain has had the guts to stand out on his own arguing for what he thought was right. And it turned out that he was right about the surge working to improve conditions in Iraq.

If we did what Sen. Obama wanted us to do last year, Al-Qaeda in Iran would be in control of Iraq today. The whole Middle East would be in turmoil and American security and credibility would be jeopardized.

On the specific question of the 100 years, I think that's an unfortunate example of the way Sen. Obama has used it, of playing political gotcha with a national security question.

Update: John Amato: OK, we know McCain had to be corrected by Lieberman when he said that Al-Qaeda was being trained in Iran, a major gaffe for the man running on his foreign policy experience, but what's Joe's excuse? Seems like he's planting this one on purpose. In an email exchange with Digby, she said that it worked so well with Saddam and 9/11.

And Jane has a suggestion: "Maybe all the national Democrats busy lobbing grenades at each other could spare a few for Slummy Joe?"


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