At the annual meeting of Christians United for Israel in Washington, Sen. John McCain was a no-show after repudiating the endorsement of its leader -- popular televangelist John Hagee -- for comments like blaming the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the sins of New Orleans.
But McCain's close adviser, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, did defy the advice of progressive Jewish organizations and addressed the meeting.
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Lieberman painted a gloomy picture of a "fanatical", nuclear-armed Iranian regime which might attack not only its neighbors but also the United States.
Outside the meeting, protesters denounced CUFI and Lieberman as warmongers.
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