Lieberman and Graham threaten to starve the troops

Why do Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham hate America? From Media Matters Action Network:

On June 9, 2009, Senator Joe Lieberman [and Lindsay Graham] threatened to filibuster the Supplemental Appropriations Bill funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unless it contained an amendment allowing photos of detainee abuse to be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. He was singing a different tune in 2007.

The point here is that Joe Lieberman never missed an opportunity to bash the Democrats over their supposed lack of love for America and the troops, and the most dangerous place in Washington is between Lindsay Graham and an Iraq photo opp. (Well, that’s not entirely true. We suspect it’s not particularly safe between Graham and an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue either.) But suddenly, Lieberman is doing something he’s criticized others for doing – using the war funding bill as a political human shield. We always suspected Lieberman’s loyalty to troops and country was only skin deep.


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