Kristol: Lieberman will be Secretary of State in Romney Administration
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.