Anyone who still has their doubts, should ponder the case of Senator Joe Lieberman.
Lieberman, who you may recall was the man who once claimed a propos of the drug-smuggling terror group the KLA:
"[The] United States of America and the Kosovo Liberation Army stand for the same human values and principles ... Fighting for the KLA is fighting for human rights and American values."
Lieberman was also a strong supporter of military action against Iraq. Yet in last year's Senate election, Lieberman, as Michael Tomasky relates in his excellent Guardian piece, repeatedly told voters that "no one wants to end the war in Iraq more than I do,". A year after getting elected, Lieberman is talking like the authentic neocon hawk he is, praising the 'surge' and calling for the bombing of Iran. Lieberman holds the Democrat's Senate majority in his hands; his election effectively means the death of hundreds more American soldiers than would otherwise have been the case.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, there will never be any peace in the world until warmongering neo-cons like Lieberman are removed from all positions of power.
And those who believe that if Al Gore had won the Presidency in 2000 things might have been a whole lot different ought to bear one thing in mind.
The KLA-loving, Shock and Awe enthusiast Joe Lieberman was his running mate.
UPDATE: Here's more on Lieberman's duplicity from David Sirota in the Huffington Post.