"I want to know what the moral reasoning is for a man who went from being a Freedom Rider to being a torture apologist," Miner asked Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, as some in the crowd applauded. "I want to know how you justify that."
"Obviously I don't accept your second description," Lieberman said, and then launched into a spirited defense of his recent vote on legislation governing the prosecution and interrogation of terror suspects. The approval by Congress of the detainee bill was considered a significant election-season victory for President Bush and the Republicans. [Hartford Courant. "Lieberman Hit On Torture". 10/7/06]
This has all been lost under the mind-numbing, yet occasionally good, blog coverage of Lieberman and Hastart. Once again we see Sen. Lieberman, a self-proclaimed critic of the Administration , helping the President on his most vile policies. Lieberman can defend it however he likes, espouse all rhetoric about how much these people want to kill us, but the fact is nobody should be tortured or denied due process.