"Iraq was yesterday's war, Afghanistan is today's war. If we don't act preemptively, Yemen will be tomorrow's war."
The independent senator is what is commonly referred to as a "professional chickenhawk", who unfailingly votes to send others to fight and die in wars that he could never seem to bring himself to participate in. Lieberman received student deferments from 1961 through 1967 while at Yale and Yale Law School. After finishing law school, he received a parental deferment with his wife pregnant.
Today many of the soldiers currently dying in places like Iraq and Afghanistan are leaving small children behind. Fortunately for Joe, he never joined the military, so this wasn't a worry for him. What a lucky guy.
However, when it comes to cheerleading for war, we can count on Joe to always be right there, enthusiastically shaking his pom-poms. He reminds me of another cheerleader: