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Lieberman's 'solution': Strip suspects' citizenship

By Ann Telnaes  |  May 7, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  National security  
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Lieberman is not the man I thought he was. I want him & Kerry to leave cap & trade alone. Stop this, which will cost thousands their jobs & cause our electricity to sky rocket. Why doesn't Kerry just retire & spend time out their on his little sail boat & with his wife. Both of them are helping to push us into a socialist welfare nation just like Greece has failed & here Obama promised 40B to them over a 3 year period. That is so dumb. That is money that we have borrowed. So we are giving to Paul while we borrow from Peter. Greece will never give that money back & to top it off I think they are trying to sue us for their failure.

Posted by: egw7777 | May 19, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Sen. Lieberman wants to strip U.S. citizenship from Americans who are merely CHARGED with (not CONVICTED of!) a terrorist act. The terrorist act includes "affiliating with" a government determined "terrorist organization". Goes hand in hand with what's going on in Arizona. Lieberman, Connecticut's former Attorney General, and someone keenly aware of governments' stripping away the rights of political enemies, certainly should know better.

Posted by: simonspeak | May 14, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Hey Joe, Can I call you Joe? Because I cannot bear to call you Senator any longer.

It dumbfounds me how someone who is a U.S. SENATOR (not to mention nearly our VP who got more popular votes than Cheney as Gore's running mate), who is SUPPOSEDLY intelligent and certainly SHOULD know the meaning of the simple phrase U.S. citizens are "innocent until proven guilty" ... What he is proposing to strip those ACCUSED of terrorist acts, is so UnAmerican and a complete deterrant to getting terrorist to CONFESS !! If they are stripped of all rights, why would they EVER confess? If they do confess, it is because they TRUST AMERICA to treat them civilly, humanely!! They know that in the U.S. they are SUPPOSED to have at least SOME rights, even in prison! geez.
ow STUPID can you be, Joe? There's a GOP "big tent" that would love to have you. You are no longer "an independent democrat" Why don't you start your own independent fascist party...of ONE!

Posted by: sgoewey | May 13, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

What would Lieberman do with American Jews who fight for Israel? Could their acts be questioned and their US citizenship be stripped? I think Tim McViegh died a US citizen and his bomb was a success!

Posted by: mrobertson011 | May 9, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Since this bill strips of citizenship those who participate in the destruction of US citizens, will the executives of investment banks and fraudulent hedge funds be stripped of their citizenship for the destruction of American citizens's lives? If not, then forget the bill. Americans are at more threat from the financial industry, which supports Liberman and this bill's supporters, than of any terrorists. In fact, Americans are now feeling the same abuse that drove the terrorists to their actions.

Posted by: Lassie84 | May 8, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Lieberman's proposal is NOT supported by the Constitution. In 1967 and 1980, the Supreme Court ruled that stripping a citizen's citizenship involuntarily violates the 14th Amendment. The majority in the 1967 case consisted of 3 Democratic appointees and 2 Republican appointees. The majority in the 1980 case consisted of 3 Republican appointees and 2 Democratic appointees.

Posted by: JoeNavy65 | May 8, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Once again Telnaes becomes a sign for the neo-Nazis and Islamofascists.

Very interesting.

Posted by: muawiyah | May 7, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

What a pack liberals are coddle terrorists and criticize Patriots.

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | May 7, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Dramatic Animation and Right on, as usual.

Lieberman's FIRST loyalty is to Israel. That's one of the reasons for his political posturing and photo/news-op noise-making.

Man, I'm glad he never got in the White house!

Posted by: lufrank1 | May 7, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't it Theo Roosevelt who said an immigrant who is given the great gift of citizenship must then be totally loyal to this country? A Middle Eastern man who becomes a citizen only to gain opportunities to bomb Times Square and kill or maim innocent Americans should not then be able to use our laws to protect his treason. For once, Lieberman is right.

Posted by: drzimmern1 | May 7, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

why is there a need to double and triple audios on these features? this is confusing and, frankly, unhelpful on the ear that, it may be worth reminding our gifted author, is linked to the brain. have pity on us. Stick to simple and single tracks please.

Posted by: JoeGCC | May 7, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Be careful now Ann! You pose the risk of being considered a member of a domestic terrorist organization because you question the US government and the decisions or ideas our leaders have. Or, like myself, question domestic espionage on a perfectly normal and law abiding family such as been done to mine for over 15 years. Then when one finds out how and who was responsible for it and how it was actually done. Then that person who's family was criminally violated becomes the victim of intense surveillance for the remainder of their lives. It all started because my Father and Mother were to honest and could not be trusted by felons who ran the local government.

They were looking for terrorists were I live grew up along time ago back in the 90's. They could not find any so they used these highly advanced Federal technologies to spy on couples in the privacy of their bedrooms. I am hoping they only did this to Adults and not Teenagers. Because now I fear those who were doing this, who obviously have deprived minds, could have sunk to even lower levels.

Everyone might want to hang a sign outside of their home that says (Bin Laden doesn't live here. Please leave my mind alone!)

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | May 7, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

i see the hate USA crowd out strong back in ww2 this was done to those who went with the nazis -- i guess most of you think that was wrong too

Posted by: oldhat | May 7, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

What is Lieberman blabing about? I do neither lip-read nor hear any audio since I am deaf.

I wonder if Ann Telnaes is not friendly to deaf society?

Posted by: mld4ds | May 7, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

"Rethuglican" How appropriate. What are they thinking?

Posted by: hrndnwmn1 | May 7, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Joe, as usual, misses the point. He is always ready to resort to draconian authoritarianism, but shows no capacity for critical thinking, introspection, or simple human empathy.

Why do people hate the US? Gee, could it be that the US empire kills indiscriminately? That we take resources from other countries? We assassinate people in other countries, bomb other countries, have military bases all over the planet...that's not a country spreading "democracy" or human decency, that is an empire bent on expansion and domination. That is why there are people whop hate the US. Joe Lieberman, with his myopic world view and his religious extremism, is a perfect example of what the US has become, and should not be.

Posted by: greeenmtns | May 7, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Ann---Nice depiction of Lieberman. The drawing seems to be a perfect likeness of Joe. Is there anyone in our government today who isn't a part of shooting down our Constitution???

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | May 7, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

For once I strongly agree with Lieberman. These people do not deserve the right to be called American citizens.

Posted by: liberalsareblind | May 7, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Why should pick and choosing who should have rights and who should not? What happened to "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"? Shall we abandon what we hold dear? This is truly a slippery slope that would lead to a state only a Nazi would admire! Our Founding Fathers would cry deep sobs if they saw what these politicians are recommending.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | May 7, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Liebermn should be the first person charged with being an American terrorist for his support of Israel.

Posted by: knjincvc | May 7, 2010 2:00 AM | Report abuse

Old Joe really is going Plutocrat or nazi or both.

Posted by: iseasygoing | May 7, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Lieberman sounds like he has become a disciple of the Darth Lord Cheney and his stooges. Wow, he is a rethuglican!

Posted by: meldupree | May 6, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

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