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Kristol: Lieberman will be Secretary of State in Romney Administration

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
May 19, 2012

On Tuesday at Manhattan’s B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue during a debate with J Street founder and President Jeremy Ben-Ami, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol predicted that the next U.S. Secretary of State in a Romney administration would be Senator Joe Lieberman.

Although Kristol is typically wrong in his rosy predictions about the outcome of the many wars of “Muslim liberation” in which he has advocated American involvement, he is far more reliable when it comes to forecasting GOP political appointments. On June 30, 2008, Kristol confidently predicted on Fox News that Senator John McCain would select Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Kristol had discovered the then Alaska governor a year earlier, when a cruise hosted by The Weekly Standard set anchor in Juneau, and from then on relentlessly promoted her in the media and to the McCain campaign.

If Kristol’s latest prediction comes true, a Romney presidency would put U.S. foreign policy even more firmly under the control of a foreign power. As Mark Vogel, chairman of the largest pro-Israel Political Action Committee (PAC), once said:

Joe Lieberman, without exception, no conditions … is the No. 1 pro-Israel advocate and leader in Congress. There is nobody who does more on behalf of Israel than Joe Lieberman.

As for what Lieberman has done for the people he is supposed to represent, I wrote in “Guess Who Wants to Kill the Internet?“:

It would be hard to think of anyone who has done more to undermine American freedoms than Joseph Lieberman. Since 9/11, the Independent senator from Connecticut has introduced a raft of legislation in the name of the “global war on terror” which has steadily eroded constitutional rights. If the United States looks increasingly like a police state, Senator Lieberman has to take much of the credit for it.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

May 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

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  1. I’m not so sure Kristol predicted correctly that John McCain would pick Sarah Palin as his running mate, so much as he set the wheels in motion for that to occur once he became smitten with her.

    Dan Binkerd

    May 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  2. It should be mentioned that it was none other than our Ignoble Prize winner Barrack Obama who forgave Lieberman for his support of McCain and allowed him to become the chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee which has been his steady ticket to the influential Sunday talk shows.

    Jeff Blankfort

    May 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  3. [...] http://thepassionateattachment.com/2012/05/19/kristol-lieberman-will-be-secretary-of-state-in-romney… Posted in Zionist Threat « BBC Poll: International Attitudes Toward Israel on Downward Trajectory [...]

  4. Next US elections Netanyahu for US President, Wake up world! zionists christian zionist etc are ruling this world!Israel is a threat to world peace!

    joop jansen

    May 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

  5. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) on his hopes and dreams for Barack Obama, March 2006:

    “As far as I’m concerned [Barack Obama] is a ‘Baruch,’ which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all our families. The gifts that God has given to Barack Obama are as enormous as his future is unlimited. As his mentor, as his colleague, as his friend, I look forward to helping him reach to the stars and realize not just the dreams he has for himself, but the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country.”

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    May 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  6. [...] the Israel Lobby will react to the dilemma is unclear. Neocon Cheshire cat Bill Kristol’s prediction that his buddy Joe Lieberman will become Secretary of State in a Romney administration would solve [...]

  7. [...] doubt Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is a member of BESA’S International Advisory Board, and Israel’s other advocates [...]


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