In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
Big Al Sounds Off!

Al Gore Tells It As It Is!

Matt Lauer:

So you know, probably, what we know about this Iraq Study Group's report. What stands out in your mind?
Al Gore:
Well I haven't read it yet. I've read some of the newspaper accounts. There are a lot of very good people who are part of the group but whether it's a lowest-common denominator committee result or not I really don't know. The fact is this is a very bad situation. Our country has to find a way to get our troops out as quickly as possible without making the situation worse, even worse in the manner of our leaving. . . .

And they're all basically saying the same thing, Matt. This is an utter disaster, this was the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States and now we, as a nation, have to find a way in George Mitchell's words to manage a disaster. But I would urge the President not to, to try to separate out the, the, the personal issues of being, of being blamed in history for this mistake and instead recognize it's not about him, it's about our country and we all have to find a way to get our troops home and, and to prevent a regional conflagration there.

. . . . There were clear warnings before the decision to invade Iraq that it was gonna be a catastrophe. This was predictable. And the, the head of the Army said, 'We don't have enough troops.' Others said this is a terrible mistake. And now what we're seeing with this report and all of the others is a situation that really where there are no good outcomes because the warnings were . . . .


LittleBill said...

Thank you, Vigilante for this post.

I'm not very quick, so something just occurred to me that hadn't before: Though there have been a few very courageous generals, like Shinseki, who stood up to the administration, there are many left who support Bush's plans to plow ahead. Up until now, I couldn't understand why they continue to agree with Bush. IT'S THEIR PROFESSION that's on the line.

Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf said...

As you know, you go to war with the president you have, not the president you might want or wish to have at a later time.

Vigilante said...

We coulda, shoulda, woulda had Big Al for a president. Then we wouldn't have been in Iraq as invaders and occupiers.