Former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday he had no intention of ever running for president again, but he said the United States would be “a different country” if he had won the 2000 election, launching into a scathing attack of the Bush administration.
“I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again,” Gore told reporters after giving a speech at an economic forum in Sweden.
When asked how the United States would have been different if he had become president, though, he had harsh criticism for Bush’s policies.
“We would not have invaded a country that didn’t attack us,” he said, referring to Iraq. “We would not have taken money from the working families and given it to the most wealthy families.”
“We would not be trying to control and intimidate the news media. We would not be routinely torturing people,” Gore said.
ST’s mini-fisking of Gore’s comments:
AG: “We would not have invaded a country that didn’t attack us.”
ST:Gosh – if that’s the case, I wonder how many prior US military offensives against countries that didn’t attack us directly Al would have been against? Likely none, outside of Vietnam and Iraq. Careful Al, your selective pacifism is showing.
AG: “We would not have taken money from the working families and given it to the most wealthy families.”
ST: That whole statement is bogus and he KNOWS it. Money is not “taken” from working families and given to the most wealthy families. However, money IS taken from the most wealthy families and given to poor families in what is called “wealth redistribution” – but Al Gore (nor will the other top brass liars in the DNC) won’t come out and admit that he’s full of it on that score.
AG: “We would not be trying to control and intimidate the news media.”
ST: That assumes the Bush Administration is. They’re not, but assuming they were, Al Gore (if president) wouldn’t have to “intimidate” the media, considering they are already in the back pockets of the Democrats.
AG: “We would not be routinely torturing people.”
ST: Well not overseas, but here on the domestic front, I can think of at least 62 million people you’d torture everyday with your asinine speeches and public statements.
Get a clue, Al.
(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)
Update: Jason at Generation Why? is on the same wavelength.