On the other hand…

On the other hand…
: My blogging brother Joe Territo catches Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman trying to have his matzoh and eat it too when it comes to the Mideast roadmap to peace:

Little more than a week after chiding the Bush Administration for being “disengaged” from Middle East peace efforts, Joe Lieberman now complains that the President is strong-arming Israel to accept the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan.

Lieberman also has almost PC quibbles with the plan:

In an interview with the Jewish weekly Forward, Lieberman raises concerns that the road map will “create an equivalency between terror against Israel and settlements” by calling for an end to terrorism and a simultaneious Israeli withdraw from occupied territories.

  • How different is that from his mouthings starting immediately after the Dem. convention of 2002? He played that same game all through the campaign.

  • Soren Ryherd

    I’m getting a little tired of the staged moral outrage on both sides based on the “If X is asked to do one thing and Y is asked to do a different thing, and both are prerequisites to peace, than both of those things are morally equivalent.”
    No they are not. They are two *different* things. That’s like saying the EPA and a polluting company are striking a deal to clean up a toxic site. The EPA has to measure toxicity, and the polluter has to stop polluting. Both have to happen, but that doesn’t make measuring toxicity the moral equivalent of ceasing to rape the environment.
    Okay, not the best analogy, but you see where I’m going here, I hope.
    I know kindergartners who use logic better than this.