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 Post subject: Robert Parry: Gore's Other Global Warning: Iraq War
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:18 am 
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Gore's Other Global Warning: Iraq War

by Robert Parry

As Al Gore steps into the national spotlight because of the Academy Awards and his global-warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," it's worth remembering that in fall 2002 Gore sought to warn the American people about another "inconvenient truth," the folly of invading Iraq.

The former Vice President did so at a time when it was considered madness or almost treason to object to George W. Bush's war plans. But Gore was one of a small number of national political figures who took that risk and paid a price, subjected to widespread ridicule and disdain from the Washington news media.

On Sept, 23, 2002, in a speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Gore laid out a series of concerns and differences that he had with Bush's policy of "preemptive war" and specifically Bush's decision to refashion the "war on terror" into an imminent invasion of Iraq.

Gore, who had supported the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91, criticized Bush's failure to enlist the international community as his father had. Gore also warned about the negative impact that alienating other nations was having on the broader war against terrorists.

"I am deeply concerned that the course of action that we are presently embarking upon with respect to Iraq has the potential to seriously damage our ability to win the war against terrorism and to weaken our ability to lead the world in this new century," Gore said. "To put first things first, I believe that we ought to be focusing our efforts first and foremost against those who attacked us on Sept. 11. ...

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So many times we stood by Gore against the railings of the neo-cons and their lackeys. It is refreshing to read this article and feel vindicated that Gore was right all along.

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More than four years later, Gore's Iraq War warnings sound both prescient and obvious. What might be more remarkable is how few major political figures dared to speak out, as Gore did, when their cautionary advice might have saved many thousands of lives and spared the United States possibly the worst national security disaster in its history.


He's now my hero- because of his bravery, despite all odds and his foresight to see through the lies of these fascist republican traitors who have monarchic authoritarian ambitions.

Out the Mafia- Out the Bush Cabal- Impeach king george NOW!

Gore for 8 in '08

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