Lieberman: Obama prepared to accept defeat in Iraq

By David Edwards
Sunday, July 20, 2008 9:34 EDT
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Fox’s Chris Wallace talked to Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Evan Bayh about Sen. Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw troops from Iraq. Lieberman described Obama’s plan as “retreat and defeat.”

Lieberman said, “If Barack Obama’s policy in Iraq had been implemented, he couldn’t be in Iraq today, he was prepared to accept retreat and defeat and that would mean today al Qaeda would be in charge of parts of Iraq, Iranian-backed extremists would be in charge of other parts of Iraq. There’d be civil war and maybe even genocide.”

Sen. Bayh responded saying, “Barack Obama was not for losing in Iraq. Barack didn’t want the war to begin with. John McCain opposed surging troops in afghanistan until last week. Was john for losing in afghanistan? I don’t think so. Now you have Maliki, even President Bush, are moving toward Barack Obama’s position.”

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast July 20, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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