At a breakfast with ministers in Stamford on Wednesday morning, Sharpton said the Iraq war is the defining issue of our time and called Lieberman the "main cheerleader" for the Democratic caucus on the issue.
"I was disappointed that every time we came out of the huddle, it seemed like my friend Joe had the other team's uniform," said Sharpton, stressing that black voters need to come out in force for the Aug. 8 primary.
Of course, Hillary Clinton who supported the war in Iraq too, would thus be much more benefiting of Sharpton's "main cheerleader" line, but why pick on a big fish like Hillary, when you can pick on a poor sap like Joe Lieberman?
The Pentagon has just recently released reports that show Military Police guards are routinely head-butted, spat upon and doused by "cocktails" of feces, urine, vomit and sperm collected in meal cups by the prisoners.
They've been repeatedly grabbed, punched or assaulted by prisoners who reach through the small "bean holes" used to deliver food and blankets through cell doors, the reports say. Amazing testimony to the self discipline and restraint of the guards at Gitmo that a case of "humiliation" of some prisoners by a handful of them, is the only reaction.
I wonder how much outrage and sympathy for the guards that this will spark?
There are a lot of people on the extreme-right who like to belittle the anti-war movement. “Cowards!” they say, “We must support our allies at all costs”. Far be it from me to be some kind of expert on the going-ons in the Middle East. And to the war-mongers, from an aesthetic standpoint it may not matter at all. But how can the sight of innocent children being killed not make you stop for a second and just think that in the grand scheme of things, have we all lost sight to our responsibility to end what has always essentially been nothing but a political chess game between a few men with no souls?