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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Hypocrisy of Al Gore

Al Gore spoke in 1992 at the Center for National Policy about the failures of Bush 41's administration in ignoring the terror connections to the regime of Iraq.


What an astoundingly brazen political hack.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, there is no big difference between Iraq in 1992 and 2002. Or between the situation where we were fighting Iraq with a degree of international approval and cooperation that dwarfs the "Coalition of the Willing." Not to mention that Gore is pointing out the degree to which the elder Bush helped to arm Iraq during AND after Iraq's war with Iran. Also, when opposing younger Bush's push for war in 2002 and 2003, Gore didn't base his argument on whether Iraq had or was seeking WMDs, but on the fact that the war was not garnering international support and a unilateral action would most likely damage our credibility around the world as well as increase the danger of further terrorist acts (not to mention that beating Sadam would be the easy part, the hard part being dealing with the ruins and internal conflict afterwards). He also objected to Bush pushing the vote just before midterm election to help pressure Congress into war. What he called for at the time was an open, honest debate. He called for Bush to show us the evidence of WMDs and the implied link between Iraq and 911. Surely you agree that if we, as a nation, had taken the time to look at the situation soberly we would be on better footing now.

Guess what, Gore was right.

3:58 PM  
Blogger B0Z said...

It is amazing how you totally ignore what Al said in his speech. Even though Al rightly criticized the Reagan/Bush administrations for looking the other way in regards to Iraq and it's ties to terrorism, Al's biggest complaint was that the Bush administration was doing nothing about Iraq's push to develop WMD's and it's ongoing ties to terrorist acts. Al was firmly convinced that Saddam and Iraq was an imminent threat. Once the Clinton administration was in control, what did Al and company do about Iraq and Al's clearly stated position that Iraq was pursuing WMD's? (sounds of crickets chirping) The whole world believed that Iraq was pursuing WMD's and was circumventing the "Oil for dollars" United Nations scam until Saddam could resurrect the WMD program. Your argument that Al didn't base his argument on whether Iraq had or was seeking WMDs, but on the fact that the war was not garnering international support and a unilateral action would most likely damage our credibility around the world as well as increase the danger of further terrorist acts is a paper tiger. You seem to forget the many United Nations resolutions about Iraq and somehow blame Bush. Based on your reasoning, if we take any unilateral actions, we create more enemies. So the outcome of your reasoning is that we sit back and do nothing. Why is it OK for Al to denounce Bush 41 for NOT acting against Iraq's pursuit of WMD's and to also denounce Bush 43 for acting against Iraq's pursuit of WMD's? That's the hypocrisy of Al Gore. Between 1992 when Al made this speech and 2003 when we went into Iraq, THE WHOLE WORLD still believed Iraq was pursuing WMD's. No one, including Al, had any substantive intel otherwise. Your reasoning says that Al based his argument against the war because we did not garner world support. You apparently HAVE forgotten all the United Nations resolutions about Iraq. How many UN resolutions are enough? How many countries have to buy into action to proceed? What kind of "better footing" would you be referring to? World opinion? World approval? How naive. The "open, honest debate" is equivalent to Chamberlain's "Peace in our time." An open, honest debate has done nothing to solve the situation but create resolutions. Our enemies laugh at us. Al would make a good European politician. Let him go there and help the EU have an open, honest debate with Iran regarding it's pursuit of WMD's. I'm sure he can solve that one as well. The Iranians appreciate hypocrisy.

Guess what, Al was dead wrong.

10:08 AM  

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