Al Gore on the Iraq fiasco

May 26th, 2004 – 10:46 pm
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Here’s the text of a great speech Al Gore gave in New York City today, in which he called for the resignations of some of those responsible for the fiasco in Iraq:

George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world.

He promised to “restore honor and integrity to the White House.” Instead, he has brought deep dishonor to our country and built a durable reputation as the most dishonest President since Richard Nixon.

Honor? He decided not to honor the Geneva Convention. Just as he would not honor the United Nations, international treaties, the opinions of our allies, the role of Congress and the courts, or what Jefferson described as “a decent respect for the opinion of mankind.” He did not honor the advice, experience and judgment of our military leaders in designing his invasion of Iraq. And now he will not honor our fallen dead by attending any funerals or even by permitting photos of their flag-draped coffins.

As I’ve said before, if Gore had spoken with this much passion and fire in 2000 the election might not have been close enough for the Supreme Court to award the Presidency to Bush.

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    Wow, for once, Dowd was right.

    Gore made Howard Dean look like George Pataki with that speech. I never thought such a speech would hit the mainstream, its something out of the Village Voice.

    Comment made by Jvstin on May 27, 2004 @ 6:40 am

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