< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://bokertov.typepad.com/ btb/" >

Monday, February 09, 2004

Gore rhetoric out of bounds -- says Bush "betrayed" America

AP: NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Al Gore, who lost the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, assailed the commander in chief Sunday, accusing him of betraying the nation by invading Iraq. "He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure, dangerous to our troops, that was preordained and planned before 9-11," Gore told Tennessee Democrats at a party event.

The former vice president said that he, like millions of others, had put partisanship aside after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and wanted Bush to lead the nation. Instead, Gore shouted to the crowd, Bush "betrayed us."

Gore, who won the popular vote in 2000 but lost the electoral vote to Bush, likened the Republican's administration to that of former President Nixon.

"Nixon was no more committed to principle than the man on the moon," Gore said. "He cared as little about what it means to be conservative as George Bush does about imposing ... budget deficits.

"It has nothing to do with conservatism and everything to do with his efforts to get re-elected."
Yeah, right. Gore put partisanship aside; I distinctly remember it. As far as I can tell, Gore does more damage than good for his party. He certainly was slimey to ditch Lieberman and endorse Dean. I wouldn't trust him as far as I can spit.