Lieberman thrashes about for a rallying cry for the Eternal War on a Noun.
"There are people who have spoken of this moment in history as if it were the 30’s, and there are some parallels, I fear, there. People say the war in Iraq is comparable to the Spanish Civil War, and the war in Iraq, to the larger war against Islamist terrorism, comparable to the Spanish Civil War, to the Second World War, the late 30’s and the failure to grasp the growing threat of fascism in Europe until it was almost too late. The painful irony of this moment in our history, is that while in some senses it is comparable to the 1930’s, it’s also already 1942. Because Pearl Harbor [9/11], in this war, has already happened."
Of course, for clarity, you'd have to mention Verdun (Verdun, the longest battle of the First World War, ended on the 18th December. The French Army lost about 550,000 men at Verdun. It is estimated that the German Army suffered 434,000 casualties. About half of all casualties at Verdun were killed.) and Gallipoli.
The eternal War on a Noun will be just that. As we kill more presumed 'terrorists' we will make more. This is a war Lieberman, McCain, and Bush wants your grandchildren to be quagmired in.
Can you guys tell us for which noble cause yet?