The Corner

Refreshing Honesty from the Playpen

In reference to the Joe Lieberman quote I posted yesterday, Isaac Chotiner writes this: “While Bush is clearly not as bad a person as Bin Laden, you can certainly make the argument that the Iraq war will cause more harm to America than Islamic terrorism….In short, I don’t think it’s insane for liberals to be more exercised about the war than Osama Bin Laden.” 

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