The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Pat Robertson: Lieberman's new best friend?

I pity the fine folks at Media Matters who have to wade through the dreck that is right-wing broadcasting. But they're doing great work.

One recent find is Pat Robertson stating that the criticism of Iraq policy heard from some Democrats recently is treasonous. I can't imagine anyone being too stupid to realize that outlawing criticism of government is a hallmark of totalitarianism. But there are plenty of them out there, it seems.

On the December 7 edition of Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America, said Democratic criticism of the Iraq war "amounts to treason" and that "carping criticism ... just doesn't cut it."

This sounds fairly similar (thought more extreme) to Joe Lieberman's recent statement that criticism of the president is merely perilous. But maybe they should get together. Have lunch sometime, and talk about their views of the future of Israel. On second thought, that wouldn't be a smart topic....