From MERL@middleeast.org Thu Aug 10 13:38:45 2000
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 23:58:08 -0500 (CDT)
From: MER <MERL@middleeast.org>
Subject: Joe Lieberman - Irony and Hypocrisy
Organization: MiD-EasT RealitieS
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Joe Lieberman - Irony and Hypocrisy
8 August 2000
There are so many ironies in contemporary history; there is so much
hypocrisy in our world.
Joe Lieberman and Al Gore were two of the 10 Senators of the
Democratic party who voted to make war on Iraq and who have pressed
to maintain the genocidal "sanctions" on that country. At the time
of that vote the Senate was controlled by the Democratic Party and
had they voted and urged the other way history itself could have
Both Gore and Lieberman have propelled and financed their political
careers partly as extreme supporters of Israel, no matter what;
and they are both darlings of the Israeli/Jewish lobby.
Joe Lieberman -- moral pillar we are told, Orthodox Jew, decent
man, with a wife whose familiar survived the Holocaust -- may
present a thoughtful image, a pleasant charm, a "moderate" and
"principled" record according to CNN and the corporate-controlled
mass media. But when the actual policies he has advocated are
examined in cold fact he has been one of the primary advocates of
modern-day genocide, of neo-apartheid in the Holy Land, and of a
rampant American militarism whose day of reckoning is yet to come.
Now of course there's nothing better to say about George W. and
Cheney. But they at least don't put themselves forward as moral
pillars and deeply religious personalities.
The only American candidate who makes any moral and principled
sense at the moment is Ralph Nader. But the irony here is that
his candidacy appears to be most likely to help Bush and Cheney
take charge again in Washington; and they are even more dangerous
and even more militarist than Al and Joe.
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