Lieberman Sees Progress In Senate For A Second Sub
Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said Friday that the funding for an increase in submarine production in the defense authorization bill represents a “turning point” in the Senate's consideration of the attack-submarine program.
I've seen those key phrases before.
And before...and before...
November 15, 2005:
I want to say that the debate about the war has become much too partisan in our time. And something is happening here tonight that I believe, I hope, I pray we will look back and say was a turning point and opened the road to Republican and Democratic cooperation, White House and congressional cooperation, to complete the mission...I like the way in which the Warner amendment recited again the findings that led us to war against Saddam Hussein and, quite explicitly, cited the progress that has been made...
March 27, 2007:
Mr. President, Congress approaches a decisive turning point in the history of our engagement in Iraq—a moment that will have repercussions not only for the future of that country and our presence there, but for our security right here in the United States....In the past two months, Prime Minister Maliki has allowed U.S. forces to sweep into Sadr City. He has worked with General Petraeus to ensure that all the Iraqi Army units required by the new strategy are available. He has flown to the heart of Anbar province to meet with Sunni leaders.
His cabinet has approved a new oil law—one of the key benchmarks for political progress
CNN reports that Lieberman is on an unannounced "surprise" visit to Baghdad. Paula Hancocks followed Lieberman around. She talked to Lieberman and reported, "He said he was happy with the progress. He was devastated by the fact that May was turning in to the deadliest month since November 2004. But he said he did believe that this surge eventually would pay off and it would start to break the insurgency."