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Monday, September 10, 2007

As Lieberman whines, is anyone listening?

Boy, Joe Lieberman is upset over a MoveOn.org ad?

1. Who didn't see this coming.

2. Does anyone care about anything that comes out of Joe Lieberman's mouth?
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent who caucuses with Democrats, denounced a MoveOn.org ad in Monday's New York Times questioning the credibility of Army Gen. David Petraeus, calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to distance themselves from the attack as well.

“The personal attack on Gen. David Petraeus launched today by MoveOn.org is an outrageous and despicable act of slander that every member of the Congress -- Democrat and Republican -- has a solemn responsibility to condemn," Lieberman said in the statement.

“As a member of the Senate Democratic caucus, I therefore call on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to denounce Moveon.org in no uncertain terms for its vile attack on Gen. Petraeus," Lieberman said. "General Petraeus deserves no less."

In the full-page ad, MoveOn.org questions whether Petraeus would "betray us" by manipulating facts in his much-anticipated progress report. The ad also accuses the general of "cooking the books for the White House" when he delivers his report on Capitol Hill Monday and Tuesday.

Lieberman, who was the target of numerous anti-war groups during last year's contentious Democratic primary, joins Republican leaders in both chambers who uniformly denounced the MoveOn ad Monday.

“Democratic leaders must make a choice today: either embrace the character assassination tactics Moveon.org has leveled against the four-star general leading our troops in the fight against al Qaeda, or denounce it as disgraceful," House Minority Leader John A. Boehner said in a statement.
Ahh, the ol' 9/11 Iraq Al Qaeda card being used again by Lieberman and the war-mongers.

Thankfully, MoveOn.org stands behind their ad.
"We stand by our ad," said Eli Pariser, the executive director of MoveOn's poltical action committee. “MoveOn.org stands by every fact in our ad and challenges Republican Leader Boehner, Senator Lieberman or any other politician to refute our facts.”