Today Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) speaks for those who support the mission in Iraq, a stance a majority of his party once backed and has since deserted.
WASHINGTON (Hartford Courant) — Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, just back from Iraq, wants President Bush to give the American people details about the progress being made in that country – from military triumphs to the proliferation of cellphones and satellite dishes.
Bush is scheduled to give the nation a progress report on Iraq Wednesday, his first such address since Congress erupted two weeks ago in bitter debate over the war.
Supporters and critics alike have been urging the president to outline his strategy for some time.
…Lieberman, D-Conn., who spent Wednesday and Thursday in Iraq, saw strong evidence that a workable American plan is in place.
“We do have a strategy,” he said. “We do have a plan. I saw a strategy that’s being implemented.”
Lieberman, who is one of Bush’s strongest war supporters in the Senate, cited the remarks of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who last month told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the strategy in Iraq was to “clear, hold and build: to clear areas from insurgent control, to hold them securely and to build durable, national Iraqi institutions.”Predictably the left are pillorying Lieberman for daring to suggest something good happening in Iraq.
Expect it to go from DU’s mouths to Howard Dean’s DNC Chairman’s ear in nanoseconds…