From the oh-my-gawd-I'm-so-glad-this-idiot-never-became-President department:
(CNSNews.com) - A speech in which former Vice President Al Gore told a mostly Saudi audience that the U.S. had committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after 9/11 continues to make waves, with critics calling the remarks disloyal and "inappropriate during a time of war."
Some also challenged Gore's reported assertion that "thoughtless" U.S. visa policies towards Arabs were playing into al Qaeda's hands. The most serious questions, however, involved Gore's decision to criticize his country's policies while abroad -- at a time when Muslim feelings against the West are running high.
Addressing the Jeddah Economic Forum, Gore said Sunday that after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Arabs in America had been "indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable."
Gore told his audience, "I do want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country."
In a statement, the National Association of Chiefs of Police accused Gore of having "crossed the line of diplomatic decency by denigrating his own country within the Islamic world."
Al Gore's non-election is evidence for a loving God. We should all be more grateful.
And while we're talking about denigrating America, let's visit The Anchoress:
One of the most moving parts of past Olympic broadcasts, and the most enjoyable to me (even back when I was a liberal Democrat) was watching some American Gold Medalist receive his or her medal and the playing of the national anthem.
I assume such things are still going on in Torino, but you wouldn’t know it from NBC’s coverage. Last night, we watched and noticed that at the end of the program…well, we saw the last 13 notes of the American anthem and then things immediately switched to a ceremony featuring a Canadian winner. We got to hear ALL of O Canada.
Tonight, the show closed with the Russian Anthem - and there wasn’t even a cursory glance at any American ceremony…not even 13 notes.
It cheats the athletes and the nation that wants to share in their triumph. It’s very nice that Canada won this or Russia won that, and I like to see them waving from the podium…but at the end of the day, it’s the US Athlete I want to see, the Star Spangled Banner I want to hear.
Buster is annoyed about it. I explained to him that in the world of politically correct multiculturalists a focus on only American athletes would seem “non-inclusive” and “jingoistic.”
Buster took it a little differently. “It’s a way to downplay and minimize America,” he said, as he walked out of the room in disgust. “It’s another way, a discreet and sneaky way, a little way, to defeat her. It’s a very pussy way, too.”
I would have said “wussy,” myself. But…it probably means the same thing.
Buster needs a blog. And we all need to be reminded, once again, how terrible it is to question the patriotism of today's modern liberal.
UPDATE: Dr. Bob sees some similarities between Vietnam and the war on terror... his picture below provides a hint:
Bob also sees some differences:
- Jane Fonda never got paid to betray her country.
- Jane was never Vice President.