14
Dez
2005

Lieberman's "war cabinet"

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

12/14/05

The other day, when Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) suggested that it's time for George W. Bush to form a 'war cabinet,' everybody knew what he had in mind. Rumors of Donald Rumsfeld's departure from the Department of Defense were (and are) rife, and it was clear Lieberman was proposing himself as a replacement. Aside from the brazenly self-promotional aspect of this gambit, however, there is the rhetorical conceit of pretending that we're in the position of Britain during the blitz. This is so typical of the neoconservative vocabulary of crisis-mongering that it has evolved into an ideological tic: their response to any criticism, any deviation from their totalist conception of the 'war on terrorism,' is an outraged cry: 'Don't you know there's a war on?' Lieberman resorted to this tack most recently upon returning from his latest visit to Iraq, whereupon he announced: 'In matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation's peril.' As if 'we' are responsible for this administration's lack of credibility...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=8238


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