Skip to comments.Gore: Bush's Iraq war push makes world more dangerous
Posted on 09/23/2002 2:03:47 PM PDT by OldeconomybuyerEdited on 04/13/2004 2:41:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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Because I couldn't get past the strange tonality of his voice, I didn't absorb anything he said. But I take it he was busy criticizing the Bush administration for its Iraq policy. Seeing as how it was the Clinton administration's perfidious NEGLIGENCE in foreign policy that led to the rise of Al Queda and 9/11/01, the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process," and the collapse of international pressure on Saddam Hussein, one would think Albore would tread very, very lightly on this issue. But no, not Weird Al. The truly tragic thing is that there are still tens of millions of people out there who would vote for him.
Even loserman thinks Gore is a loser on this issue.
This guy is most definately the worlds biggest p*ssy.
Algore would have apologized for making the world have to kick our ass.
MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS!
I re-watched the epic film, "Gladiator", and I can't help but be reminded of how Gore's path to the White House mirrors Russell Crowe's Maximus' path back to Rome. After watching a piece of Gore's speech, I started chanting Maximus! to myself.
Today was Gore's first battle in the Gladiator arena. He came out swinging, and he slayed his opponent. Even more ironically, the advice that Oliver Reed's character gives to Maximus is appropriate for Gore: "Win the crowd, and you'll win your freedom!"
To Gore, win the people and you'll win the White House. Great job today.
The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.
"Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons," Clinton said.
Operation Desert Fox, a strong, sustained series of attacks, will be carried out over several days by U.S. and British forces, Clinton said.
"Earlier today I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces," Clinton said.
"Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," said Clinton.
Clinton also stated that, while other countries also had weapons of mass destruction, Hussein is in a different category because he has used such weapons against his own people and against his neighbors.
'Without delay, diplomacy or warning'
The Iraqi leader was given a final warning six weeks ago, Clinton said, when Baghdad promised to cooperate with U.N. inspectors at the last minute just as U.S. warplanes were headed its way.
"Along with Prime Minister (Tony) Blair of Great Britain, I made it equally clear that if Saddam failed to cooperate fully we would be prepared to act without delay, diplomacy or warning," Clinton said.
The president said the report handed in Tuesday by Richard Butler, head of the United Nations Special Commission in charge of finding and destroying Iraqi weapons, was stark and sobering.
Iraq failed to cooperate with the inspectors and placed new restrictions on them, Clinton said. He said Iraqi officials also destroyed records and moved everything, even the furniture, out of suspected sites before inspectors were allowed in.
"Instead of inspectors disarming Saddam, Saddam has disarmed the inspectors," Clinton said.
"In halting our airstrikes in November, I gave Saddam a chance -- not a license. If we turn our backs on his defiance, the credibility of U.S. power as a check against Saddam will be destroyed," the president explained.
Strikes necessary to stunt weapons programs
Clinton said he made the decision to strike Wednesday with the unanimous agreement of his security advisors.
Timing was important, said the president, because without a strong inspection system in place, Iraq could rebuild its chemical, biological and nuclear programs in a matter of months, not years.
"If Saddam can cripple the weapons inspections system and get away with it, he would conclude the international community, led by the United States, has simply lost its will," said Clinton. "He would surmise that he has free rein to rebuild his arsenal of destruction."
Clinton also called Hussein a threat to his people and to the security of the world.
"The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people," Clinton said.
Such a change in Baghdad would take time and effort, Clinton said, adding that his administration would work with Iraqi opposition forces.
Clinton also addressed the ongoing impeachment crisis in the White House.
"Saddam Hussein and the other enemies of peace may have thought that the serious debate currently before the House of Representatives would distract Americans or weaken our resolve to face him down," he said.
"But once more, the United States has proven that although we are never eager to use force, when we must act in America's vital interests, we will do so."
Since the Dems were mostly opposed to the war and of course the Reps for, his vote would be determined by which side gave him the most TV time during debate. This tells me all I need to know about the scumbag.
THERE BOTH DEAD.
Aside from the fact that Hussein is not nearly the threat to the world that the demoncrats are, I see Gore has now taken the position that self-defense is no longer a God-given right.
Gore has no coat tails, he is a distraction to the Democratic causes. Keep him on the front page he will help destroy the lot. We should be promoting his statements before these elections. A vote for a democrate is a vote for this idiot....
Again and again!! Gore, you could not have handled America's current problem even on your best day. Shutup! and support the President... you have already proven that you hold your personal interests over those of your country. Back off, shut your insipid mouth, and let a real man do his job.
"It needs to be narrowed," said Gore, adding that Congress should urge Bush to go back to the U.N. Security Council and secure the "broadest possible international support" for a regime change in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Gore said, "Bush should not allow anything to distract us from the mission of avenging the murder of 3,000 Americans."
Also Monday, former President Carter criticized Bush's stance on Iraq, saying military action without the blessing of the United Nations would be a grave mistake that would put America in danger.
"I'm quite concerned" about the White House's pursuit of Saddam Hussein without the support of many of its allies from the Persian Gulf War, Carter said after a speech at the University of Virginia.
"It is a radical departure from traditions that have shaped our nation's policy by Democratic and Republican presidents for more than 50 years," Carter told reporters.
"I before E except after C . ." etc.
Gore the spelling champ!
The Republic is teetering on the brink if it takes a defeated Presidential candidate to point out the obvious.
Are the Republicans asleep at the switch or what? Where's the 21st Century versions of Carl Curtis, William Knowland, Margaret Chase Smith, Everett McKinley Dirksen and that great Congressman from Ohio, John Ashbrook, to speak common sense to the American people -- since they won't likely be hearing any from either the White House or the defeated Democrats.
Well . . why would anyone think what the President says has any bearing on Wall Street? Do you think investors even care about whether companies they own may end up burned to a crisp or seized by a hostile government or prohibited from selling their products worldwide or lose key employees due to the vagaries of a mere WAR?
Investors need to get a good shot of patriotism like exists here on Free Republic and stop the bellyachin'.
Since the Rats want the spotlight, let's give them one.
Some excerpts from:
Institute of Policy Studies/American Intelligence
... why US intelligence has failed so badly in dealing with Middle Eastern terrorists. The answer lies in Congress. To be more specific, Democratic Congressmen who went out of their way to cripple Americas intelligence agencies. In this endeavour they had the aid and encouragement of the Washington-based Institute of Policy Studies (IPS). An extreme leftwing organisation that has not only supported every communist regime that ever existed but every leftwing terrorists organisation, specially the PLO.
For years the IPS waged a successful campaign of vilification against Americas intelligence agencies, even as it was cooperating with the KGB, Castros DGI and other communist intelligence agencies. Thanks to this campaign and the policy of exposing CIA operatives, one of whom was murdered, the CIAs international network of contacts was badly compromised with foreign contacts cutting off communications from fear of being exposed.
In 1975 the CNSS (Center for National Securities Studies) an IPS front produced Abuses of the Intelligence Agencies a brazen piece of disinformation which influenced the Church and Pike committees that had been set up to investigate American intelligence agencies. This was no surprise considering that not only were KGB agents Wilfred Burchett and Philip Agee mainly responsible for the contents of the publication but both committees, especially the Church committee, had a significant number of sympathisers and members of the IPS on their staffs. When Carter became president in 1977 he appointed IPS sympathisers to the White House staff who were virtually given carte blanche to dismantle the Americas intelligence structure, which is just what they did.
Without the activities of the IPS the 1974 Hughes-Ryan Act would never have come into existence. This pernicious piece of legislation crippled intelligence operations by guaranteeing they would be leaked to Americas enemies. Which of course was what really lay behind the Act. There are two common threads here: a) those who took measures to cripple intelligence gathering were all Democrats; b) they were all connected by one means or another to the pro-Soviet IPS.
Opposition to the Intelligence Agents Identities Protection Act consisted entirely of hardcore Democrats like Pat Schroeder, Charles Schumer and John Conyers. The Act had been designed to protect the lives of American agents by preventing anyone from revealing their identities. Needless to say, opponents of the Act were all associated with the IPA.
Now, any more Demoncrats want to weigh in?
I re-watched the epic film, "Gladiator", and I can't help but be reminded of how Gore's path to the White House mirrors Russell Crowe's Maximus' path back to Rome.
ROFL I can't believe they seriously compared Gore to Maximus. If anything Gore should be the sniveling coward Commodus. Bush is Maximus. Bush already has already won the crowd.
Gore: go crawl back in your hole. It's the only way that you could ever be remotely useful.
Bush's call to action in Iraq may be making sure we HAVE a tomorrow to ponder.
Al Gore belongs in a psychiatric ward.