Saturday, February 16, 2008

Lieberman endorses waterboarding: Former Democrat approves of torture technique because it poses no "real danger"

Steve Benen, Carpetbagger Report: Occasionally, we’ll hear that Joe Lieberman is generally in line with Democrats, but makes an exception on the war in Iraq and a neocon worldview of foreign policy. When it comes to values and domestic policy, the argument usually goes, Lieberman is generally reliable. Let’s just erase that thought from our minds now, shall we? "Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman reluctantly acknowledged Thursday that he does not believe waterboarding is torture, but believes the interrogation technique should be available only under the most extreme circumstances." ... It’s a genuine shame to see Joe Lieberman hit the bottom of the barrel -- and then drill a hole large enough to fall a little more.

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