Despite campaign flip-flop, Blitzer declared Lieberman "very consistent from day one" on Iraq


On the February 7 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer stated that Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (CT) has "been very consistent from day one" on Iraq. In response to Blitzer's assertion, which he made after airing a clip of his earlier interview with Lieberman, CNN anchor Jack Cafferty responded, "Indeed he has." In fact, Lieberman has not been "very consistent" on Iraq: as Media Matters for America has repeatedly noted, after his August 2006 primary loss to challenger Ned Lamont, Lieberman, who had been a strong supporter of the war, distanced himself from his earlier rhetoric. During his subsequent (and successful) general election campaign, Lieberman emphasized his intent to end the war and to bring U.S. forces home in a television ad and at various campaign events.

From the February 7 edition of CNN's The Situation Room:

BLITZER: Senator Joe Lieberman speaking with us earlier today right here in the Situation Room.

Let's go to Jack Cafferty. He's in New York with "The Cafferty File." One thing about Lieberman, Joe -- he's been very consistent from day one.

CAFFERTY: Indeed he has -- except in terms of what political party he belongs to these days.

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Wolf Blitzer
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