Joe Lieberman had a very statesmanlike op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today.
We are at a critical moment in Iraq–at the beginning of a key battle, in the midst of a war that is irretrievably bound up in an even bigger, global struggle against the totalitarian ideology of radical Islamism. However tired, however frustrated, however angry we may feel, we must remember that our forces in Iraq carry America’s cause–the cause of freedom–which we abandon at our peril.
However, something very interesting caught my eye. Senator Lieberman had a similar opinion piece in the Washington Post back on December 29.
In Iraq today we have a responsibility to do what is strategically and morally right for our nation over the long term — not what appears easier in the short term.
The Senator’s byline for the December 29 piece:
The writer is an Independent Democratic senator from Connecticut. [emphasis added]
His byline for the February 26 piece:
Mr. Lieberman is an Independent senator from Connecticut.
Can this omission possibly be anything but deliberate?