Jeffrey Goldberg writes for the New Yorker that Lieberman is "the Lorax"
. I don't know what to think about this article, it makes LiebesBush simultaneously appear deluded, unintelligent, pitiful, but ultimately heroic in a "going down with the ship" kind of way.
I will point out three disturbing things. The first is not so surprising, it sounds like LiebesBush actively supports all the saber-rattling about Iran and would support an invasion.
Three days after the hearing, I went to see Lieberman in his office. He was cheerful and easygoing and more convinced than usual of the essential rightness of his vision. I asked him if he thought that Democrats who voted for the resolution would truly be giving encouragement to the enemy. "The enemy believes—Ahmadinejad has said this repeatedly-that we don't have the will anymore for a long battle," he said, referring to the President of Iran.
The "enemy" has morphed from terrorists to the nation of Iran. Uh oh.
The second disturbing trend is this xenophobia about a Muslim take-over of Europe and then the world. This kind of idiotic Debbie Schlussel type crap is getting way too pervasive and mainstream.
In another conversation, he told me that he was reading “America Alone,” a book by the conservative commentator Mark Steyn, which argues that Europe is succumbing, demographically and culturally, to an onslaught by Islam, leaving America friendless in its confrontation with Islamic extremism.
"The thing I quote most from it is the power of demographics, in Europe particularly," Lieberman said. "That's what struck me the most. But the other part is a kind of confirmation of what I know and what I've read elsewhere, which is that Islamist extremism has an ideology, and it's expansionist, it's an aggressive ideology. And the title I took to mean that we Americans will have ultimate responsibility for stopping this expansionism."
Sounds like Pat Buchanan and his crazy theory that Mexicans are going to try to annex California through demographics.
Finally, his taste in movies is appalling.
Lieberman likes expressions of American power. A few years ago, I was in a movie theatre in Washington when I noticed Lieberman and his wife, Hadassah, a few seats down. The film was "Behind Enemy Lines," in which Owen Wilson plays a U.S. pilot shot down in Bosnia. Whenever the American military scored an onscreen hit, Lieberman pumped his fist and said, "Yeah!" and "All right!"
Uggggh. That was a terrible movie. If you ever needed proof that LiebesBush has bad judgement, that's it.