A discussion on President Bush and Al Gore turned ugly as O'Donnell and Hasselbeck challenged each other on the war in
That is until Al Gore finally got his head out of his Globally Warmed Ass. Gore has finally stepped up to the plate, taking a no holds barred shot at Bush, in his new book, entitled: The Assault on Reason. In “The Assault on Reason” Al Gore cuts in to George W. Bush, asserting that the president is “out of touch with reality,” that his administration is so incompetent that it “can’t manage its own way out of a horse show,” that it ignored “clear warnings” about the terrorist threat before 9/11 and that it has made Americans less safe by “stirring up a hornets’ nest in Iraq,” while using “the language and politics of fear” to try to “drive the public agenda without regard to the evidence, the facts or the public interest.”
He argues that the gruesome acts of torture committed at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq “were a direct consequence of the culture of impunity — encouraged, authorized and instituted” by President Bush and former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. And he writes that the violations of civil liberties committed by the Bush-Cheney administration — including its secret authorization of the National Security Agency to eavesdrop without a court order on calls and e-mail messages between the United States and other countries, and its suspension of the rights of due process for “enemy combatants” — demonstrate “a disrespect for America’s Constitution that has now brought our republic to the brink of a dangerous breach in the fabric of democracy.”
Similar charges have been made by a growing number of historians, political analysts and even former administration insiders, and President Bush’s plummeting approval ratings have further emboldened his critics. But Mr. Gore writes not just as a former vice president and the man who won the popular vote in the 2000 election, but also as a possible future candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 race for the White House, and the vehemence of his language and his arguments make statements about the Bush administration by already announced candidates like Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton seem polite and mild-mannered in contrast.
As Americans we all reserve the right to believe in what we want, who we want, and for whatever reason we have. It's in the Constitution. From my point of view, our President is a War Criminal, and I assure you I am far from being the only one who thinks so. Sure, he's no Hitler or Musselini, but even if he were, would the press tell you the truth? The overwhelming majority of Americans are completely and totally unaware of what's going on around them, and what's even worse, is that a large majority of them are okay with that! Too many people are perfectly fine with being oblivious to the fucked up situation we're all stuck in. To quote Bill Maher "the thing that makes me mad the most, is that enough people aren't mad!" What are we waiting for America? This man has a year+ left in office...we have to make an impact before it's too late. We have to stand up for ourselves, we have rights too! We as Americans need to come together, and speak out. There's nothing illegal or wrong about doing it! Sure, there's going to be people like Elizabeth Hasselbeck or won't agree with us, and who will try to shut us down. But it's okay, let Elizabeth continue her trite banter. In the end, she'll get hers. They always do. The time for change is now, people. Stand up, and fight back. Use your voice. Otherwise...