• Still-powerful politician wants U.S. to fight more foreign wars
By Michael Collins Piper
Just when Americans hoped they had heard the last of recently retired Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)—who had been widely touted as a possible secretary of state in a Mitt Romney presidential administration — Lieberman joined another fervent disciple of the New World Order, former Senator John Kyl (R-Ariz.), in co-chairing the so-called American Internationalism Project, a division of the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Promoting their globalist agenda —calling for the United States to flex its military muscle abroad—the two ex-senators co-wrote an opinion piece published in The Washington Post on April 26 warning of what they called “the danger of repeating the cycle of American isolationism.”
Disturbed that economic problems at home, coupled with growing weariness on the part of Americans with costly and foolish no-win wars abroad —wars which Lieberman and Kyl continue to maintain were the right thing at the right time—are causing Americans to question U.S. meddling overseas, the two former senators are concerned that many Americans are demanding what they call a “retreat from the world.” Scorning this as advocacy for what they seek to smear as “neo-isolationist” policies, Lieberman and Kyl claim that “a diminished U.S. role in the world” would bring “long-term costs for our country.”
Pushing for what they refer to as a “robust internationalism” on the part of the U.S.—meaning a full-force military presence all over the planet—the duo speak of “the continuing importance of American internationalism.” The two urge “bipartisan” consensus on the support for U.S. meddling across the planet.
It will be recalled that Lieberman—the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2000—was actually defeated for renomination to the Senate in his own party primary in 2006 as payback for his support for the war that Republican George W. Bush waged against Iraq on behalf of Israel.
Then, after winning reelection as an independent, Lieberman was Republican John McCain’s personal preference in 2008 for his vice presidential running mate and Lieberman was prepared to cross party lines and sign on with McCain. In the end, although former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got the second slot, Lieberman not only spoke at the Republican National Convention, but also publicly endorsed McCain over Barack Obama.
In this sense, Lieberman does represent the “bipartisan” nature of the globalist forces that continue to push for absolute control of the direction of U.S. foreign policy.
Utilizing diverse elements in the Israeli lobby—along with a host of think tanks, political action groups and other big money sources—they seek to manipulate public discussion in the direction they desire, actively aided and abetted by the major media in America which interlocks with high-level power groups such as Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Although these internationalists represent everything that is contrary to the old-style nationalist tradition of looking out for America’s interests first, their influence remains substantial in the ranks of the Republican Party. It has even begun to impact the thinking of some patriots who are tricked into supporting the idea that America needs to be the world’s policeman, even at the cost of budget-busting military expansionism at the expense of the needs of the American people at home.
This philosophy—which sounds patriotic to many people, but which is anything but that—is often referred to as “American exceptionalism,” the idea that America has a particular God-given duty and right to essentially rule the world (in partnership with Israel and Britain and other selected allies, of course).
In truth, America can do the best for itself (and all of the world) by ignoring Lieberman and his ilk and doing what the Democratic Party’s 1972 presidential candidate, George McGovern, urged quite simply: “Come home America.”
Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.