In that august, deliberative body known as the U.S. Senate, when it looks like you’re not going to get what you want, what you do is you throw a comprehensive temper tantrum. Or at least you do if you’re the politically hermaphroditic Senator, Joe Lieberman, or his bum-chum (nullus), Lindsey Graham.
The Senate and House may be on a major collision course over the possible release of those photographs of detainee interrogations.
In an incendiary joint statement, Sens. Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham are threatening to use any means possible — including a filibuster — to block the House from overturning their amendment blocking the release of detainee interrogation photos.
Some House Dems were incensed when the pair — with the backing of the White House — inserted a three-year ban on Freedom of Information Act releases of the pictures without notifying them.
After initially saying she’d back the ban, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is apparently wavering under pressure from the left wing of her party.
Word that Pelosi was on the fence prompted Graham and Lieberman to blast away, according to a snior (sic) Senate Democratic aide.
Calling the release of the so-called torture pics tantamount to a “death sentence” for some U.S. operatives working in hostile countries, Lieberman and Graham took the unusual step of vowing to attach their ban to every piece of legislation passed in the upper chamber if their amendment is removed from the war supplamental (sic).