Alhurra Interviews Sen. Lieberman about Democratic Uprisings in the Mideast

Alhurra’s Congressional correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) about the revolutions across the Middle East. Sen. Lieberman stated that “the overwhelming majority of people in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, really they want a better life. They don’t want extremism. They want the ability to govern themselves, to defend themselves and to be modern countries.”

On the character of the democratic uprisings of the Arab Spring, Lieberman said, “I’ve gotten to know the leadership of the uprisings in the Arab world and they are a remarkable courageous group. I think if they can hold on to the leadership, then the future is really bright in the Arab world. The danger always is that revolutions are sometimes are taken over, not by the people who led the revolutions, but by extremists.”