Lieberman's Honor System

In New Hampshire last week, Joe Lieberman aired his first television ad of the campaign, and it is an odd one. He's sitting in a diner, speaking directly to the camera--and he announces that he voted for the President's $87 billion funding request for Iraq, even though it was probably too much money. "That's the price we're paying because George Bush antagonized our allies and had no plan to win the peace," he says. "But we had to make a choice. I didn't duck it. I didn't play politics ... Leadership means doing what's right even when it's not easy."

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