Joe Lieberman

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Joseph Isadore Lieberman (1942-) was a U.S. Senator for Connecticut from 1989 until 2013. He ran unsuccessfully for Vice President on Al Gore's ticket in 2000, and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. Elected to the Senate as a Democrat in 1988, 1994, and 2000, he was re-elected as an independent Democrat in 2004.[1]

Jacob Heilbrunn has described Lieberman as 'an unreconstructed neocon', charging that: "Lieberman's most egregious mistake, of course, has been not only to endorse the Iraq War, but also never, ever to acknowledge that it was a calamitous mistake".[2]


In April 2012, Lieberman and John McCain met with leaders of the Free Syrian Army during a visit to the Turkish-Syrian border.[3]

After Congress

In March 2013, the conservative American Enterprise Institute announced the Lieberman would co-chair its American Internationalism Project with Jon Kyl.[4] Lieberman serves on the advisory board of the European Leadership Network, a pro-Israel advocacy group.[5]



External resources


  1. LIEBERMAN, Joseph I., (1942 - ), Biographical Directory of the United states Congress, accessed 21 April 2013.
  2. Jacob Heilbrunn, The Egregious Joe Lieberman Heads to AEI, The National Interest, 11 March 2013.
  3. Josh Rogin, McCain and Lieberman meet with the Free Syria Army, The Cable, Foreign Policy, 10 April 2012.
  4. Jon Kyl, Senator Joseph Lieberman to Join Senator Jon Kyl as Co-Chair of the American Internationalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute, AEI, 11 March 2013.
  5. ELNET Website ELNET Leadership and Staff. Accessed 5 March 2015.