Joe Lieberman, who will magically transform himself into a "Democrat" tonight over the objections of actual Connecticut voters, plans to unleash at least one barb aimed at Barack Obama's patriotism:
When others were silent, John McCain had the judgment to sound the alarm about the mistakes we were making in Iraq. When others wanted to retreat in defeat from the field of battle, when Barack Obama was voting to cut off funding for our troops on the ground, John McCain had the courage to stand against the tide of public opinion and support the surge, and because of that, today, our troops are at last beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor!
Lieberman needs to brush up on his colleagues' voting records before he makes such claims. As Patrick Barry points out:
Obama? Cutting off funding for the troops? I wonder if Lieberman is thinking about H.R. 1591, an emergency bill that would have approved $1 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Actually that can't be it because John McCain decided not to support the troops by voting against that bill. Barack Obama on the other hand, supported the legislation. Or maybe Lieberman is referring to the 2nd version of the bill, the one approved by the Senate 51-46? Well that can't be it either, since John McCain didn't show for that vote. Barack Obama did though, and again, he voted for it.