You know, if Sen. Joe Lieberman, Joe-Conn., wasn’t such a sanctimonious jerk I’d almost feel sorry for him for getting smacked down this hard:
COOPER: Michael, I want to play something that Senator Lieberman said about the war in Iraq. Let’s — let’s listen.
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SEN. JOSEPH LIEBERMAN (D), CONNECTICUT: The war is not lost in Iraq. In fact, now American Iraqi security forces are winning. The enemy is on the run in Iraq. But, here in — in Congress, in Washington, we seem to be, or some — some members seem to be on the run, chased, I fear, by public opinion polls.
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COOPER: Is the enemy on the run in Iraq, Michael?
WARE: No, certainly not. And I think we need to be aware that it’s enemies. I mean, America doesn’t face just one opponent in this country, but a whole multitude, many of whom are becoming stronger, the longer the U.S. occupation here, or presence here, in Iraq continues. So, unfortunately, I’m afraid that Senator Lieberman has taken an excursion into fantasy. (emphasis added)
Asked for comment, Lieberman said, “Frodo says all is well in Iraq, and I believe him!”