Friday, February 18, 2011

Lieberman delivers remarks regarding Middle East

Washington, DC - Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) Monday delivered remarks concerning the developments in Egypt and Iran to the leadership of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

In his remarks, Lieberman said:

"We cannot be naive about the obstacles and the uncertainties that lie ahead in Egypt, which is today just at the beginning of its transition to democracy. But we have seen, repeatedly in our lifetimes, democracy take root in places where few predicted it was possible. From Indonesia to Chile, and from East Germany to South Korea, authoritarian regimes have been supplanted by flourishing free societies in every corner of the earth, and the United States and the world are better for it."

"A democratic Egypt is definitely achievable, and it is clearly in our national interest to do everything we can to support the Egyptian people as they go to work to bring it into being. Americans and Egyptians are now natural allies in our hopes and aspirations for a new democratic Egypt, and so too may I add, are the people of the one mature democracy in the Middle East today - Israel."

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