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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:27 PM
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Lieberman: Obama's Concern With Offending Muslims Is Hurting The War Effort
By Jordy Yager - 09/01/11 02:03 PM ET

The Obama administrations fear of offending Muslims will hurt the U.S. war against terrorism, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Thursday in a speech blasting the presidents new counterterrorism strategy.

Lieberman said that Obamas strategy, which was released in June, was ultimately a big disappointment, and while it successfully identified the core of the domestic radicalization problem, it did not establish a clear plan of attack to deal with the growing issue.

The four-term senator and one-time presidential candidate said one of the key problems with the Obama administrations strategy was that it continues to call terrorism that aims to harm the U.S., violent extremism instead of violent Islamist extremism.

The administration still refuses to call our enemy in this war by its proper name: violent Islamist extremism, Lieberman said, speaking at a National Press Club event hosted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

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http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/179239-lieberman-oba...
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:28 PM
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1. talk like that could end up costing some troops their lives, and enflame rather than reduce tensions
way to go Joe.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:33 PM
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2. How is the US war against terrorism being hurt?
Al-Queda is reportedly close to collapse and OBL is in a watery grave right now because of President Obama. Kinda not seeing a problem here....... :shrug:
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:35 PM
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3. Oh my gosh. Is he still around?
Mr. "I need some attention" Lieberman. The King of Irrelevance and the only member of his own fan club.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:39 PM
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4. I have to agree with Obama. Why offend anyone for no reason.
Ugh. Lieberman.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:55 PM
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5. Lieberman's concern with not offending Republican feelings cost over 1 million Iraqi lives
He is the terrorist (for profit).
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:18 PM
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23. And now he's scrambling to not offend his future corporate bosses at the cushy post-Senate job
they have ready and waiting for Traitor Joe.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:25 PM
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24. It would be great if we could make Joe an untouchable Jonah, that no corporation would risk having
Just as the Lamont primary victory and Joe's subsequent independent run showed how far DC will go to protect their corrupt own, we ought to use his retirement to show how far we will go to to make life miserable for corporate tools.

We should boycott any company that offers him a job as lobbyist, CEO, or highly paid do-nothing board member, and make an example of him for other politicians.
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:59 PM
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28. + 1,000,000
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:38 PM
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6. On this matter, Obama is correct.
There is no need to improperly inflame the situation with hot rhetoric.
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:16 PM
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7. Uh, Joe?
You might want to pay attention to the RW militia-types in your own country. I realize they likely have white skin tone, but they're more likely to actually hurt the country, jackass. I'll be waiting.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:27 AM
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17. And, Joe, when you scratch the surface of those RW militia-types
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 12:29 AM by coalition_unwilling
in the U.S., you'll find that most of them are all too ready to feed all Jews, including you, into the ovens.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:17 PM
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8. someone get joe a glass of prune juice.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:23 PM
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:28 PM
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10. And does he realize that the term for bin Laden now, thanks to Obama, is "Dead"?! n/t
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:27 AM
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20. that wasn't in the talking points the Rush handed him.
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Vattel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:37 PM
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11. What a freakin' loser.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:55 PM
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12. Hey Joe I am sure that OBL might disagree with you
and all of the #2s....

Joe is trying to be relevant....
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:58 PM
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13. Joe - Just STFU. Cordially,
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:26 PM
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14. I am so glad Lieberman's retiring.
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notGaryOldman Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:21 AM
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15. The fear of offending Israel is killing our country
Where do we attack next, Bibi?
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 02:29 PM
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32. maybe AIPAC has a secret or two that ole Joe doesn't want so public
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:25 AM
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16. I'd be ashamed to say I'm from Connecticut with a Senator so
feeble-minded representing me.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:55 AM
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21. Hey, I didn't vote for this loser. I am ashamed of the people in my state that did.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:13 AM
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18. Hey Joe, KACH you.
violent extremism instead of violent Islamist extremism. is being used because we're not giving terrorists a free pass if they're christian, muslim, jewish, or unitarian.

Here's the Unitarian Manifesto:
http://articles.sfgate.com/2005-04-08/entertainment/173...

They sound pretty scary.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:56 AM
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19. Fuck you, Joe.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:56 AM
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22. And, the horse you rode in on.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:20 PM
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25. I am so glad this shitfuck is leaving the Senate. Seriously, we could replace him
with a chimp that throws feces, and the chimp would be less offensive and more productive.
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:38 PM
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26. What about killing Bin Laden?
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:55 PM
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27. Hey, Joe, thanks for killing the Public Option!
That just proves that you are an idiot who doesn't care about what happens to Americans. So, STFU!
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:17 PM
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29. Cry me a river Lieberman, reminds me of posts I've seen here:
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Mr Deltoid Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:25 PM
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30. Must be a presidential election coming up
I am sure that Perry is his man.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:27 PM
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31. What is he smoking? No one was more concerned w/offending muslims than Bush.
The first speech Bush gave after 9/11 = he included the request not to blame muslims, or something like that. Imagine if Obama had said that.

And oh, hey, Joe.....Obama killed the muslim that lead the plan to kills several thousand Americans on 9/11!
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 03:26 PM
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33. A rare time I thought Bush did the right thing
Leiberman is a shameless bigot. He has been spending many of his final days of his career on that anti- Islam soap box.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:31 PM
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34. Uh, Joe, I think your bias is showing.
Imagine our surprise.

Bake
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 01:26 AM
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35. oh shut the fuck UP, Lieberman
what an asshole
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 01:57 AM
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36. Lieberman is a piece of filth.......nt
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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 02:19 AM
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37. Look at what just crawled out from under a rock with a lie.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 05:47 AM
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38. So, instead of having 15% of the population shooting at us it'll be 90%?
And he thinks this would be a good thing?
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