Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Old Al Gore on Iraq, Saddam, and Terrorism

The Al Gore I voted for once and the reason why. Thanks to Reverse Spin.

3 comments:

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.

Bill Baar said...

Gore was right then...

It was right when we finally took Saddam out...

I see little that changed...

...except Gore.

Mark said...

Bill,
Hello neighbor and fellow blogger.

My name is Mark and I am from Mokena and run the site www.regimeofterror.com.

You and Gore are dead on about Saddam's terror links. I've tried putting my four years of research on my site in the past few months but have way to much to put up. Might need to do a book on it. Stop by and drop a comment sometime .