Algore politics - What was he arguing for ?

About: youtube - gore criticizes bush for ignoring iraq's ties to terrorism

Contrast then & now.
Can we ever believe what this Watermelon* says?
 
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
* GREEN on the outside & RED on the inside !

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Comments


Seth says
An interesting historical record indeed.  It should be understood in the context of when it took place and not in a  context 20 years after it happened.   Back then our government supported Iraq because Saddam was  hostile to Iran ... the old "an enemy of my eneny is my friend" bug a boo.  Al Gore was, as usual, ahead of everybody else in  grocking that supporting this tyrant was not such a good idea.  Now In retrospect we see that he was right.  

Mark de LA says
He wasn't ahead of his time. The first gulf war had already been won. He was bashing Bush41 for effect saying whatever he needed to say to get votes. He also said that Saddam was a tyrant & was using & cultivating WMD!


Seth says
Ok i made a mistake with the "20 years" ... he was looking back 15 years ago to a time about 20 years ago.  But i think his criticism of George H's and Reagan's support of Saddam has been justified by subsequent events.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-06-14 11:22:22 7638
M 2007-06-14 10:47:46 7638
You still seem to overlook Algore tying Saddam to terrorism & weapons of mass destruction!
For me the important thing is whether what he said there was factually true at the time of the speach.  I realize that you are trying to cherry pick your context here to denegrate Al Gore's reputation.  Sadam was persuing WMD after the first gulf war ... we have UN resolutions to document it.  The history of International Relations takes a lot of twists and turns as time passess; and this speach helps us watch one of those twists.  
I guess you also are cherry-picking the context to make Algore look other than a political opportunist who will say anything to get elected.

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