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  •  Poor Lieberman. (1+ / 0-)
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    I expect his name (dear man) gave him a leeway with people, who assumed that with a name like that, he couldn't be all bad, and he took advantage of it to the hilt.

    I don't think I've ever experienced a sinking feeling as strong as when the choice of Lieberman for the Gore ticket was announced. My first reaction was I woulnd't be able to vote, but, of course, then I did and continue to remain sorry.
    I think that moment was actually the beginning of a 12 year effort to change the trajectory of history. Indeed, poor Iraq's fate was probably sealed with that selection for, at least in retrospect, it revealed that merely interdicting trade with Iraq and maintaining the no-fly zone was just a Clinton compromise, something short of attacking outright. And for what?  To gain a permanent footprint for the U.S. in the Middle East, as a power base.

    Power.  That is the lust of Lieberman's existence. And Gore, to a certain extent, shares it. The heating up of the atmosphere may be an inconvenient truth, but what did Clinton/Gore do to reverse it? Does increasing international trade reduce the use of carbonacious fuels? Not hardly. Does forcing parents to seek employment outside of the home, instead of rearing their children themselves reduce the use of carbonacious fuels? Not likely. Does moving things from place to place increase their quality? No.

    How much of the Clinton boom was the result of churning? How much of the conflict in the Middle East is the result of moving people around, churning populations to demonstrate how powerful the leaders are?

    People lusting after power should be suspect. Because power, to be felt, has to hurt.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 09:21:05 AM PST

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