Yesterday on Face the Nation Independent Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said that there is a chance that terrorists will launch an attack on the U.S. in the first year of the new presidency.
"Remember that the truck bombing of the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration. 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration."
While Lieberman did not say that the chances of it would be greater if one of the contenders is elected over the other, he did say that he believes Senator McCain would be better equipped to deal with an attack should one occur.
"If we had done what Senator Obama asked us to do for the last couple of years, today Iran and al Qaeda would be in control of Iraq. It would be a terrible defeat for us and our allies in the Middle East and throughout the world. Instead, we've got a country that's defending itself, that's growing economically, where there's been genuine political reconciliation, and where Iran and al Qaeda are on the run. And that's the way it ought to be."
Also on Face the Nation was retired General Wesley Clark, who came on to dispute Lieberman's assessment.
"I think Joe has it exactly backwards here," Clark told Schieffer. "I think being president is about having good judgment. It's about the ability to communicate. And what Barack Obama brings is incredible communication skills, proven judgment. You look at his meteoric rise in politics and you see a guy who deals with people well, who understands issues, who brings people together, and who has good judgment in moving forward."
Obama's meteoric rise in politics is evidence of good judgment? Who has it exactly backwards?