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(Former Gov. Lowell) Weicker targets Bush, Lieberman and Iraq war
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Weicker targets Bush, Lieberman and Iraq war

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. said Monday that Sen. Joe Lieberman deserves a stiff challenge in next year's re-election campaign, though he said he would not take up a grudge match against the Democrat who ousted him from the U.S. Senate in 1988.

"I have seen this country propagandized into war," Weicker said. "It's now a second wave of propagandizing, with the president taking the stump, joined by persons like Senator Joe Lieberman."


Weicker said U.S. troops should be removed from Iraq in six months to a year.
"I support the troops. I do not support the commander in chief," he said.

Of Lieberman, he said: "I disagree 100 percent with the position he has taken on this war. The nation does not need a Democrat to second the president's policy."

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  -(Former Gov. Lowell) Weicker targets Bush, Lieberman and Iraq war sabra  Dec-05-05 04:27 PM   #0 
  - Honestly - I will not mind Weicker replacing Liebermann .... eom  mazzarro   Dec-05-05 04:30 PM   #1 
  - Did you miss that HE'S NOT RUNNING?  MrBenchley   Dec-05-05 04:48 PM   #10 
     - That's too bad  J-Hen   Dec-05-05 04:54 PM   #11 
     - And he's not a Democrat  MrBenchley   Dec-05-05 05:16 PM   #13 
        - Neither is your hero Lieberman!  IndianaGreen   Dec-05-05 05:26 PM   #15 
        - [r hero Lieberman]  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-05-05 11:54 PM   #35 
        - Says you....  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 01:43 AM   #40 
           - Yeah - this repuke in dino clothing scolds all of us who dare criticize  TankLV   Dec-06-05 08:24 PM   #68 
        - I have listened to him quite often and would support him any day  ihelpu2see   Dec-05-05 05:59 PM   #16 
        - Whoop-dee-fucking-doo.  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 01:44 AM   #41 
        - He left the republican party years ago - he is an independent.  salin   Dec-05-05 07:05 PM   #21 
        - And he's not a Democrat and he's not running  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 01:45 AM   #42 
        - He's no longer a Republican, either  JerseygirlCT   Dec-05-05 08:39 PM   #22 
        - He's not running either....  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 01:46 AM   #43 
           - Well, paper this morning now says  JerseygirlCT   Dec-06-05 08:29 AM   #52 
              - I am sure that MoveOn and other progressive groups  IndianaGreen   Dec-06-05 10:36 AM   #59 
        - not gonna win many middle-of-the-roaders over with that attitude  bpilgrim   Dec-05-05 09:59 PM   #29 
           - Don't need to--they're already there  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 01:40 AM   #39 
     - He is the ONLY republican senator I ever supported over a dem  salin   Dec-05-05 07:05 PM   #20 
     - He said he would not rule out running  NewJeffCT   Dec-05-05 09:48 PM   #25 
     - Please let it be... !  salin   Dec-05-05 09:54 PM   #27 
        - NYT: Weicker May Run against Lieberman  J-Hen   Dec-06-05 12:04 AM   #36 
           - I'd consider voting for Weicker on basis of his get out of Iraq stand  wordpix   Dec-06-05 09:40 AM   #57 
     - Looks like you may still have to deal with him  J-Hen   Dec-06-05 12:06 AM   #37 
  - Weicker is a Pub, isn't he?  napi21   Dec-05-05 04:31 PM   #2 
  - he was - but I thought he went independent. Conn is true blue -  Laura PackYourBags   Dec-05-05 04:35 PM   #6 
  - Weicker is unaffiliated---formed A Connecticut Party after loss to JoeMo  wordpix   Dec-06-05 09:28 AM   #55 
  - CT not true blue--Repuke Gov. John the Con Rowland and now his deputy  wordpix   Dec-06-05 09:31 AM   #56 
     - but her approval rating is sky high  Laura PackYourBags   Dec-06-05 10:23 AM   #58 
  - No he is no longer a Republican  J-Hen   Dec-05-05 04:46 PM   #9 
  - Weicker is an independent  IndianaGreen   Dec-05-05 05:25 PM   #14 
  - Fantastic  burythehatchet   Dec-05-05 04:32 PM   #3 
  - My Parents voted for Weicker.  AX10   Dec-05-05 04:34 PM   #4 
  - I moved here in time for the 88 race and happily  JerseygirlCT   Dec-05-05 08:41 PM   #23 
  - Liberman is scum... kissed by Bush!!! and we all know why!!!  lovuian   Dec-05-05 04:35 PM   #5 
  - Hopefully it was the "kiss"  zidzi   Dec-05-05 06:08 PM   #17 
  - Move On needs to challenge Smokin Joe  zara   Dec-05-05 04:43 PM   #7 
  - His record is outstanding see below.  IChing   Dec-05-05 04:44 PM   #8 
  - Lowell was a "Maverick"  connecticut yankee   Dec-05-05 05:04 PM   #12 
     - So back in '88 william  zidzi   Dec-05-05 06:11 PM   #18 
     - Weiker for Gov. was my first chance to vote, I was 20 and proud to vote  ihelpu2see   Dec-05-05 06:58 PM   #19 
     - Weicker never ran for a 2nd term because he never would have won  kskiska   Dec-05-05 09:52 PM   #26 
        - wonder how their bottom dollar  salin   Dec-05-05 09:56 PM   #28 
        - I'm not an economist  kskiska   Dec-05-05 10:04 PM   #30 
        - Wow, you forgot the 2 beginning paragraphs and the TITLE!  PassingFair   Dec-06-05 07:44 PM   #67 
  - Weicker got elected as an anti-Vietnam war Republican in 1968!  NewJeffCT   Dec-05-05 09:47 PM   #24 
  - And Lieberman won that election  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-05 09:15 AM   #54 
  - Good for Mr Weicker  donheld   Dec-05-05 11:06 PM   #31 
  - Weicker has my vote!!!....I use to live there. I wish I did now!!!  goforit   Dec-05-05 11:14 PM   #32 
  - "...though he did not slam the door entirely "  depakid   Dec-05-05 11:20 PM   #33 
  - I'd support Weicker  hezekkia   Dec-05-05 11:21 PM   #34 
  - He should join the Democratic Party already  wiley   Dec-06-05 01:23 AM   #38 
     - Exactly....  MrBenchley   Dec-06-05 01:48 AM   #44 
        - So Lieberman is wonderful because he calls himself a Dem and Weicker  GreenJ   Dec-06-05 07:22 PM   #66 
  - Weicker: Anti-War Candidate? (may challenge Lieberman)  NewJeffCT   Dec-06-05 07:24 AM   #45 
  - I am an ABC person  the other one   Dec-06-05 07:24 AM   #46 
     - The only thing that scares me is...  NewJeffCT   Dec-06-05 07:24 AM   #47 
        - A loss wouldn't necessarily put Lieberman on the sidelines  Dover   Dec-06-05 07:24 AM   #48 
        - maybe, but in my view liberman in the last six years  still_one   Dec-06-05 07:24 AM   #49 
        - Here is Lieberman on the issues  NewJeffCT   Dec-06-05 06:32 PM   #65 
           - And TODAY he just kissed bunkerboy's ass AGAIN while at the same time  TankLV   Dec-06-05 08:27 PM   #69 
        - Yes, but  connecticut yankee   Dec-06-05 07:24 AM   #50 
  - "74 and walking with a cane." All the old guys--the fighters, the  Peace Patriot   Dec-06-05 08:13 AM   #51 
  - What is wrond with the Bilderberg Group?  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-05 10:58 AM   #63 
  - Lieberman beat him once before by running as a centrist  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-05 09:13 AM   #53 
  - Lieberman fooled a lot of people back then  IndianaGreen   Dec-06-05 10:38 AM   #61 
     - He ran as a centrist  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-05 10:56 AM   #62 
        - He delivered the war in Iraq, PATRIOT, and torture  IndianaGreen   Dec-06-05 11:03 AM   #64 
           - And he continues to CRITICIZE OTHER DEMOCRATS  TankLV   Dec-06-05 09:13 PM   #70 
           - Most of the Democrats in Congress supported the PATRIOT Act  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-07-05 07:10 AM   #71 
  - RUN LOWELL RUN!!!!  Walt Starr   Dec-06-05 10:38 AM   #60 

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