Al Gore Speaks Out Against Bush - Two Years Too Late
At a MoveOn.org event last Sunday, Al Gore gave an impassioned speech attacking the lies, deceit and foolishness of the Bush administration. His speeches these days are quite eloquent and very much on the ball:
"I want to challenge the Bush Administration's implicit assumption that we have to give up many of our traditional freedoms in order to be safe from terrorists.
Because it is simply not true.
In fact, in my opinion, it makes no more sense to launch an assault on our civil liberties as the best way to get at terrorists than it did to launch an invasion of Iraq as the best way to get at Osama Bin Laden.
In both cases, the Administration has attacked the wrong target.
In both cases they have recklessly put our country in grave and unnecessary danger, while avoiding and neglecting obvious and much more important challenges that would actually help to protect the country.
For the full speech, see AlterNet.
These days Gore calls himself a "recovering politician" (as in "recovering alcoholic"). Ha Ha. He's still got it, obviously. Clinton should have paid more attention to grooming a successor.
What bothers me about Gore is the way he stepped aside and just handed Bush the keys to the White House - why, why, why didn't he make a stand??? The world today could have been a very different place under President Gore. For one thing, he wouldn't have used 9/11 as an excuse to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.