Lieberman: Next Stop on the War on Terror Express – Yemen!

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On Sunday,
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) told Fox
News viewers about the latest country posing a threat to America:

Lieberman was
particularly dire, warning that "if we don’t act preemptively,
Yemen will be tomorrow’s war."

On Fox News
Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Hoekstra and Lieberman what kind of
attitude America should take toward Yemen.

Hoekstra replied
that "Yemen is a hot spot, we need to do everything we can
to work with that government."

He continued:
"We have about 90 Yemenese left in Gitmo. They should stay
there, they should not go back to Yemen. If they go back to Yemen
we will very soon find them back on the battlefield going after
Americans and other Western interests."

Lieberman agreed
with Hoekstra:

"It would
be a mistake to send these 90 people back to Yemen because based
on the past of what’s happened when we released people from Guantanamo,
a certain number of them have gone back into the fight against us."

Lieberman went
even further, referencing a recent trip to Yemen during which a
U.S. official there said to him: "Iraq was yesterday’s war.
Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act pre-emptively, Yemen
will be tomorrow’s war. That’s the danger we face."

This article
originally appeared on

30, 2009

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