Sen. Joe Lieberman, everybody's favorite Future Republican from Connecticut, had a stunning op-ed in the Wall Street Journal blaming all the perceived woes of his supposed-but-not-really Democratic Party on its supposed weakness in foreign policy that dates back, in his rambling and largely unsupported thesis, to the Vietnam War. He writes:
Lieberman's piece is incoherent and/or illogical in a number of ways -- for example, in end the critical battleground against the Soviets was in Afghanistan, under a confrontational policy that begins with one Democrat, Jimmy Carter. and was funded by another, Charlie Wilson. And it's odd that in hanging his entire thesis on Vietnam as a turning point, he barely mentions that war or where it fits in.
Maybe because that's because Joe Lieberman was ultimately one of those dirty freakin' hippies against the war, a fact that he downplays on his resume. As the Boston Globe noted in an article published on Dec. 7, 2003 (via Nexis):
On one hand, I happen to agree with Lieberman's conclusion: Vietnam was clearly the wrong place to be, just as Iraq is a couple of generations later. Isn't it interesting, though, that with all the military conflicts that Joe Lieberman has supported over the years, that -- after concluding that "action in defense of security is a moral imperative" -- the only war he ever opposed was THE ONLY WAR HE MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE HAD TO FIGHT IN.