Joe Lieberman is a despicable little turd of a man. Like his close friend John McCain, he recently voted against banning waterboarding, saying "It is not like putting burning coals on people’s bodies. The person is in no real danger. The impact is psychological."
First, Joe judges the severity of torture programs against the practice melting people’s flesh off with white hot coals. So there’s that.
Then there’s the notion that psychological torture isn’t a big deal, which reflects are country’s lack of understanding and caring for mental health. Destroying someone’s mind and personality is crime and violation of human rights. And you can do it without being violent. After years of isolation, sensory deprivation and mind games, Jose Padilla–an American citizen that was held as an “enemy combatant” and denied a trial for years–is said to behave “like a piece of furniture.” Lieberman isn’t just a traitor to his party, but to the Constitution.
I’m looking forward to him doing a Zell Miller this year at the Republican Convention.