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Gore: Bush's Iraq war push makes world more dangerous
Associated Press ^ | 9-23-02 | IAN STEWART

Posted on 09/23/2002 2:03:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:41:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --  Al Gore harshly criticized President Bush's push for war against Iraq, saying Monday that it weakens America's effort to combat terrorism and forever could damage the nation's standing in the world.

"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."


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1 posted on 09/23/2002 2:03:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Who asked Algore what he thought?
2 posted on 09/23/2002 2:04:30 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Algore coming out against war with Iraq. Cool. Let him try to run on that record in 04.
3 posted on 09/23/2002 2:06:59 PM PDT by Guyin4Os
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore hoists the white flag and surrenders America's safety to the international consensus. Still Sore and still a Loserman.
4 posted on 09/23/2002 2:07:19 PM PDT by Faeroe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
WHO ELECTED THAT LOSER PRESIDENT ???
5 posted on 09/23/2002 2:07:26 PM PDT by PetroniDE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore's flatulence campaign has begun in earnest, letting it rip as he promised.
6 posted on 09/23/2002 2:07:35 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."

Truly an idiot. We don't need more sympathy from the world as we hide under our beds wondering what the terrorists will do next. We want the terrorists to wonder what our next move will be. Let them tremble. No sane American takes this fool seriously.

7 posted on 09/23/2002 2:08:23 PM PDT by PatrickHenry
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To: DeFault User
Fire Democrats, Hire Republicans !!

GWB Is The Man !!

Snuff Saddam, NOW !!

Death To all Tyrant's !!

The Second Amendment...
America's Original Homeland Security !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!

8 posted on 09/23/2002 2:08:28 PM PDT by blackie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore also told an enthusiastic Commonwealth Club crowd he would decide in December whether to challenge Bush again for the presidency in 2004.

The Alpha Male needs to get a note from his wife giving him permission to run.

9 posted on 09/23/2002 2:09:16 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He's starting his campaign to become the next Chancellor of Germany.
10 posted on 09/23/2002 2:09:25 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"That concept would be displaced by the notion that there is no law but the discretion of the president of the United States," an idea Gore said would encourage instability around the globe.

"If other nations assert the same right, then the rule of law will quickly be replaced by the reign of fear," and any nation that percieves itself threatened would feel justified in starting wars, he said.

TRANSLATION: We used to be slaves to the U.N. - we aren't anymore, and that is the root of the problem we find ourselves in today.

Well, Al, I got news for you:

The U.N. is irrelevant, obsolete, and a beached whale.

Kind of like your next presidential campaign...

11 posted on 09/23/2002 2:10:20 PM PDT by NorCoGOP
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is a test. This is a test of the emergency "response to stupid Democrats" system.

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

Had Al Gore been relevent right now and this been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed on where to freep and who to e-mail. This was only a test.

12 posted on 09/23/2002 2:11:37 PM PDT by #3Fan
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To: PatrickHenry
Gore is truly the biggest demogogue in American politics today. Unfortunately, there are about 42% of the American voters who take this gasbag seriously. The same 42% who voted for Clinton-Gore ten years ago.
13 posted on 09/23/2002 2:11:43 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."

If Algore ever gets elected having said this, then the terrorists, cowards, and cultural jihadists will have won.

14 posted on 09/23/2002 2:11:50 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: PatrickHenry
We should only hope that the rest of the world fears us!
15 posted on 09/23/2002 2:12:09 PM PDT by The Vast Right Wing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Goreholio.
16 posted on 09/23/2002 2:13:11 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: My2Cents
"Gore also told an enthusiastic Commonwealth Club crowd he would decide in December whether to challenge Bush again for the presidency in 2004."

The Alpha Male needs to get a note from his wife giving him permission to run.

ROFL! I wish he would just for the humor it would offer all of us in these relatively dark times.

17 posted on 09/23/2002 2:13:33 PM PDT by txzman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And the Dumbocrats have the gall to call Bush stupid! What a maroon! Look up the word cretin in the dictionary and there's his picture!
18 posted on 09/23/2002 2:13:35 PM PDT by GHOST WRITER
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"If other nations assert the same right, then the rule of law will quickly be replaced..."

He has a lot of nerve...talking about the "rule of law."

19 posted on 09/23/2002 2:13:36 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents
The Alpha Male needs...

Alpha male...sheesh, I'd almost forgotten about that ignorance. LOL

20 posted on 09/23/2002 2:13:38 PM PDT by #3Fan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."

True liberal-speak.

If our $trillions in economic, military, food and medical aid to the world since WW2 has not garnered goodwill around the world, what will?

We surely don't need sympathy........only Tipper needs massive doses of that.

We need to instill FEAR in our enemies!!

21 posted on 09/23/2002 2:14:46 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
"In one year we've replaced with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."

Yes we have and its a good thing. Every world despot and terrorists now knows fear, anxiety and uncertainty, which I must assume Al Bore doesn't like.

22 posted on 09/23/2002 2:15:28 PM PDT by usurper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yes, coming from a key player in the administration that was so proficient in the foreign affairs arena.
23 posted on 09/23/2002 2:15:32 PM PDT by riri
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Algore's ozone hole is snapping shut. He needs an issue for his presidential campaign, and Iraq is perfect. He tried the economy, stupid, but it's hard to say anything coherent about that.
24 posted on 09/23/2002 2:17:54 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: PatrickHenry
"After Sept. 1...... we are going to do."

Does this not sound like he is likening the U.S. to the terrorists?

This sounds like treason to me.

25 posted on 09/23/2002 2:18:52 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: #3Fan
The clip they played on the top of the hour ABC radio was Gore rambling on about Jesse James and a posse (from all I could discern). If that was the tone he used during the entire speech, I'd recommend a job selling "Sleeping quicker with Al Gore" tapes.

At least he'd get the insomniac vote...
26 posted on 09/23/2002 2:18:59 PM PDT by MNlurker
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Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore, left, are greeted at a hotel in San Francisco, Monday Sept. 23, 2002. In his first major speech on the Iraq situation, the once and possibly future Democratic presidential candidate harshly criticized President Bush's push for war against Iraq, saying it has hurt the United States' standing and could dangerously undermine the rule of law around the world. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Mon Sep 23, 5:03 PM ET

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore, left, are greeted at a hotel in San Francisco, Monday Sept. 23, 2002. In his first major speech on the Iraq situation, the once and possibly future Democratic presidential candidate harshly criticized President Bush's push for war against Iraq, saying it has hurt the United States' standing and could dangerously undermine the rule of law around the world. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

27 posted on 09/23/2002 2:19:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Maceman
Goreholio.

Start the presses; I want one of those T-shirts!

28 posted on 09/23/2002 2:19:08 PM PDT by nravoter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wasted no time denouncing Senator Jesse Helms' address to the UN. Using an opportunity to meet with the UN Security Council, Secretary Albright sought to smooth ruffled feathers among her former colleagues.

"Let me be clear," she said. "Only the president and the executive branch can speak for the United States." - Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Jan. 2000

http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0200helms.htm

 

Sorry, that makes me chuckle, all the Dem. bores disagreeing with the President on the world stage. I read the hypocritical Albright's comment and see Maddie chasing Arafat shouting, "Close the gates!" ...and smile, remembering that they are all Poopheads (Kindergarten Cop - swearing against FR rules and all). (^:

Dear Mr. Gore, your "friends" and the press are telling you a big fib. You are not the President. You are a Poophead.

I believe the official expression used in Kindergarten Cop is "Poo-poo head." Editorial license used and these views do not necessarily represent the views of other members of this wise and well-behaved body of Freepers.

29 posted on 09/23/2002 2:20:27 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do." -- Al Gore
The dropping of veil will still any lingering doubts that America elected the right President for this crisis. Half of all American voters, and perhaps more than that, preferred Albert Gore to George Bush as President. By any rational calculation, Gore would have been President, were it not for a freak occurence on the Constitutional cusp. It was like a dime standing on edge.

America deserved Al Gore. That it got the man who would face the crisis squarely is more nearly due to Providence than a reward for its behavior in the 1990s.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget - lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard--
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard--
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!

30 posted on 09/23/2002 2:21:06 PM PDT by wretchard
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To: GHOST WRITER
Also, can you imagine, if he had been elected President what he would have done last year after Sept. 11. We would not have gone into Afganistan to destroy the Taliban and the Islamic terrorists who attacked us. His main concern would have been world reaction, not doing what we have to do to defeat our mortal enemies. If the American people want to follow the Democrats, they will follow them to their doom.
31 posted on 09/23/2002 2:21:35 PM PDT by GHOST WRITER
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To: MNlurker
The clip they played on the top of the hour ABC radio was Gore rambling on about Jesse James and a posse (from all I could discern).

A speech specially modified for the Wild West, I guess. LOL

32 posted on 09/23/2002 2:22:42 PM PDT by #3Fan
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To: RightWhale
Yep, the ozone hole has closed on him. Funny that he insists on digging another one straight down into the ground. Just keeps on diggin'. The dirt will soon cover him completely because he's not getting out of this one easily.
33 posted on 09/23/2002 2:23:17 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: My2Cents
Why doesn't someone go to Gore and ask him The Question?

Namely: "In 1998, Saddam Hussein unilaterally announced that he was terminating the UN weapons inspectors without them being finished with the job. The Clinton Administration did NOTHING to stop Saddam from doing that, which directly led to the scary scenario we face today about what, and how much WMD Saddam has. Tell the American people, Mr. Gore, why you and Clinton allowed Saddam to bring us to the dangerous point he has today?"

I have yet to see this crucial aspect of the upcoming war with Iraq even DISCUSSED on television by anybody. Hannity & O'Reily included.

34 posted on 09/23/2002 2:23:21 PM PDT by berned
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I wonder what algore thought when clintoon and his Euro-weenie buddies were blowing the same horn? (eww, that doesn't sound right, does it?)

From Rush Limbaugh:
On Friday, I brought those of you who now say we should just leave Saddam alone some of the most hawkish statements you've ever heard on Iraq. Did they come from the Bush White House in 2002? No, they came from our so-called allies Canada, France and Germany in February of 1998.

You can read the statements of these three nations using this link, and then read the statements from many of our other now-wimpy-then-wise allies in the full State Department transcript. We've already documented Bill Clinton and his administration saying the same things about Iraq and Saddam Hussein back in 1998 that were said in 1990-91 and that are being said by the current administration.

We've documented how Democrats like Tom Daschle were tripping over each other to beat the war drum back then. Now we see the truth: these liberals, as well as the ones in Europe and north in Canada, just went along with the rhetoric because they knew it was BS. On February 19,1998, Prime Minister Jean Chretien of Canada said, "If we do not act, if we do not stand up to Saddam, that will encourage him to commit other atrocities." Today, he's Saddam's best friend in North America – simply by refusing to help stop him.

Pantywaist World Leaders Who Shared Clinton's Bed in 1998, Now Cuddle UP To Saddam

35 posted on 09/23/2002 2:26:53 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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That's funny. His former boss, X42 said that when one finds onself in a hole the first thing to do is to stop digging. But not Algore, he just looks for a bigger shovel.
36 posted on 09/23/2002 2:27:41 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well, I'll be...I thought he'd snipe a bit at Bush, but mostly back him. Guess the polling data told Al to jink left. Of course, if it all works out for Bush, Gore may just have committed political suicide. Still, it's a pretty gutsy move.
37 posted on 09/23/2002 2:28:07 PM PDT by ArcLight
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I hope the administration is sharp enough and quick enough to throw some big news out today or tonight to drive AlBore right off the front pages. Even if it's something like mole crickets being discovered on the White House lawn.

Leni

38 posted on 09/23/2002 2:29:50 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: PatrickHenry
Al Gore like most democrat(socialist) leaders prefers the victim status for this country.

The fact that we may fight back without the UNs approval is unsettling. - Tom

39 posted on 09/23/2002 2:29:52 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Geez...what happened Al?...(note: the sources just came up in a search, I have about 10 minutes to get this info posted before I head out for the day)

In a speech February 12 [2002], his first major political address since the US Supreme Court stopped a vote count in Florida and handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, the Democratic presidential candidate, Al Gore, declared his full support to the Bush administration’s plans for expanded warfare in the Middle East. Gore called for a “final reckoning” with Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

The former vice president recalled that he was among a small group of Democratic senators who backed the first President Bush in his decision to dispatch a huge army to the Middle East and go to war against Iraq over Kuwait. His only criticism of the Persian Gulf War was that it did not go far enough and was ended with Saddam Hussein still in power.

Gore added, “So this time, if we resort to force, we must absolutely get it right. It must be an action set up carefully and on the basis of the most realistic concepts. Failure cannot be an option, which means that we must be prepared to go the limit. And wishful thinking based on best-case scenarios or excessively literal transfers of recent experience to different conditions would be a recipe for disaster.”

Source

On May 23 [2000], Vice President Al Gore addressed AIPAC's annual policy conference. His speech included a short section on Iraq:

We have made it clear that it is our policy to see Saddam Hussein gone. We have sought coalitions of opponents to challenge his power from within or without. I have met with the Iraqi resistance, and I have invited them to meet with me again next month – when I will encourage them to further unite in their efforts against Saddam.

"We have maintained sanctions in the face of rising criticism, while improving the oil-to-food program to help the Iraqi people directly. We have used force when necessary. And we will not let up in our efforts to free Iraq from Saddam’s rule. Should he think of challenging us, I would strongly advise against it.

As a Senator, I voted for the use of force. As Vice President, I supported the use of force. And if entrusted with the Presidency, my resolve will never waver."

Source

40 posted on 09/23/2002 2:30:47 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: ArcLight
"Still, it's a pretty gutsy move."

It's all about shoring up the base. Goron could care less about America. No way he could out-hawk GW so he swings left. The guy's a prick.
41 posted on 09/23/2002 2:31:05 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: riri
Right on..the chameleon is back....a loser all the way
and he still loves those old spotted..Zebras. Watch
the media flakes climb all over this guy..good thing we
have a gutsy President....He should just say...shut up
like Imus would tell him....Jake
42 posted on 09/23/2002 2:32:19 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This isn't the first time Al Gore's flip-flopped on an issue. Back in February, he thought going afdter Saddam was a good idea.

180 Al spoke in favor of going after Saddam

43 posted on 09/23/2002 2:33:11 PM PDT by South40
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is really despicable saying that we have "squandered" the world's "sympathy" after 9-11. What a pathetic view of America and all we have accomplished since then. Good God the Democrats should be called "Squanderers R Us" for the way they are trying to mire this country in self doubt and indecision.
44 posted on 09/23/2002 2:33:25 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
forever could damage the nation's standing in the world.

NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT BONEHEADED QUOTE. WWE ARE NUMBER 1....EVEN AFTER HIS EIGHT YEARS

45 posted on 09/23/2002 2:36:44 PM PDT by NC Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore and Clinton's idea of a response to middle east aggression is to lob million dollar cruise missles at abandonded training camps. Of course the world is a more dangerous place you moron thanks to you and Bill being a toady for the Third Way. Christ I'm surprised we even have a country left after you two lamebrains!

























46 posted on 09/23/2002 2:36:55 PM PDT by Rockiesrider
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

47 posted on 09/23/2002 2:36:58 PM PDT by binger
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To: HIDEK6
Re your post No. 14. Not only will they have won, but they will kill Americans right here in America. Indeed, it will be the end of America if Gore is ever elected President.
48 posted on 09/23/2002 2:38:18 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The world certainly is more dangerous since Bush brought up Iraq, more dangerous for RATs trying to get elected. I hope the RATs hear this as their clarion call and all join in. The senate is riding on it.
49 posted on 09/23/2002 2:38:30 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I cannot wait until Bush asks congress the same questions he asked the UN. Why should Sadam take the RATs seriously if they didn't follow thru on their 99 resolution ?
50 posted on 09/23/2002 2:40:08 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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