The Honest Democrat (one of the few)

Joseph Lieberman spoke to Iraqi leaders yesterday to assure them that despite his colleagues constant undermining of American troops, we will not leave until the Iraqis themselves can ensure their own safety. The Jewish politician assured the Iraqi Prime minister that US forces will stay in Iraq until the mission is complete. "We cannot let extremists and terrorists, a small number, here in Iraq deprive the 27 million Iraqis of what they want which is a better freer life, safer life for themselves and their children," Lieberman said.

Speaking to reporters, Lieberman mentioned the progress being made in Iraq and said there was little support for Congressman Murtha’s call to immediately withdraw troops. Lieberman, one of the very few honest Democrats, has been a staunch supporter of the war in Iraq; and unlike nearly all of his colleagues he has yet to flip-flop on his pre-war comments. He, like every other Democrat, made their war decision based on the massive amount of evidence provided by US, French, Russian, and British Intelligence agencies.

Ted Kennedy (before the war 2002): "There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed."

John Kerry (before the war 2002): "The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons.”

J. Rockefeller (before the war 2002): "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years.”