Monday, June 11, 2007

Joe Lieberman, Warmonger

'Joementum' sees Bush's war occupation as losing its grip and seeks to turn it back into a war.

On the same weekend that Thomas Ricks (WP) writes that Pentagon officers are planning a small 'Post-Occupation' Force for Iraq, Leiberman (on Face the Nation) appeals for war against Iran:
I think we've got to be prepared to take military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq. And to me, that would include a strike into - over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers.
There's a simpler, less bloody, cheaper solution to this disastrous occupation towards which Lieberman has turned his blind eye.

Bush-World According to Vladimir Putin

Between you and me, I don't think this Russian buys Bush's risky missile scheme.
I have located the complete transcript to Russian President Vladimir Putin's 9-June press conference in front of the G8 Newspaper Journalists. I have produced my own excerpts from the same because I think they are relevant to the record, they will not be available in the MSM and they apply to the discussion in previous thread.

In doing so, I follow my previously established practice of attaching preponderant importance to Q and A. Prepared statements don't interest me because I really want to know what is said as opposed to what is read to journalists. Here, then, are my cuts from the 6 June record:
To save space the transcripts have been moved to Files.
Please click to read!