Lieberman Grilled on Iraq, Stands His Ground

Lieberman gets grilled by Pat Buchanan on his support for invading Iraq. Joe doesn't back off an inch.

My answer is yes because Saddam was threatening the stability of the entire region. He'd shown that by his actions. I believe that the evidence is very clear that he was developing weapons of mass destruction. Obviously we don't have evidence that he had a big program. But the most official and comprehensive report show that's true.

He was also, the evidence shows, beginning really tactically to support the terrorist movements that had attack us on 9/11 and today, to make a long story short, instead of a brutally repressive dictator in Iraq, we've got a government that was elected, that's self-governing and the country is self-defending. By the end of this year, we're going to have most of our troops out of there. I think that's had a major effect on the entire region. Iraq is now the most democratic country in the Arab world. so, yes, I think it was the right thing to do. Terrible cost we paid in life and treasure, but ultimately i think the right decision.

Joe has been an unpredictable, eclectic Senator, but you have to love a guy who has this sort of political courage.