Wednesday, May 26, 2004

President Gore Speaks
Al Gore's statement issued today is nothing less than presidential.

It is impossible to do it justice through any remarks I might utter in this ridiculous blog, but you can't blame a blogger for trying.

If it were the speech of a sitting President, rather than a defeated candidate for President, it would be remembered and quoted.

If it were John Kerry's stump speech, we would be on our feet 'til we turned numb.

It calls for resignation of Rumsfeld, his deputies, Condoleeza Rice, and George Tenet.

It eloquently, and quite perfectly, says everything that needs to be said about the court-appointed President, his team, and the conditions he has created.

To quote only a bit:

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

These horrors were the predictable consequence of policy choices that flowed directly from this administration's contempt for the rule of law. And the dominance they have been seeking is truly not simply unworthy of America--it is also an illusory goal in its own right.

Our world is unconquerable because the human spirit is unconquerable, and any national strategy based on pursuing the goal of domination is doomed to fail because it generates its own opposition, and in the process, creates enemies for the would-be dominator.

To read the rest, click here.