Sunday, July 28, 2002
Every time I start to get frustrated with the Bush Administration, Al Gore says something that makes it clear why he would have been a disaster as President.
A quick correction of one point in his little talk: Gore did indeed vote to support the Gulf War (unlike the vast majority of Democrats in the Senate), but he agonized about it publicly, spent most of the speech attacking the Bush (41) Administration, and generally bent over backwards to cover his rear end in case the war didn't go well. Sharp contrast to Sen. Lieberman, who lobbied his fellow Democrats actively to win support for the war.
(Clinton, by the way, said he would have personally preferred to let sanctions work rather than launch a counter-attack to remove Saddam from Kuwait, but that he would probably have voted for war for political reasons. Vintage.)