Joe Lieberman is whining again, but good news: He's almost out of steam. Here's what he croaked on the floor of the Senate:
The non-binding resolution before us today… is the first skirmish in an escalating battle that threatens to consume our government over many months ahead, a battle that will neither solve the sprawling challenges we face in Iraq nor strengthen our nation to defeat the enemies of our security throughout the world from Islamist extremists. That is to say, in our war against the terrorists that attacked us.
This is the first time Lieberman's tried to rephrase the "war on terror." Where have we heard that sort of framing? Roll the tape.
LARRY KING: [W]hat led to the decision [to run for president]?
GIULIANI: I think I can make a difference. I believe that the country needs leadership. I think that we're going through a war on terror—or a terrorist war against us, which maybe is a better way to describe it.
Lieberman is such a bold, visionary political thinker that he cops his talking points from Larry King interviews with the guy some schmucks want to be his running mate (clearly none of them have read Why Not Me?). A recall law, Connecticut: At least think about it.