No, it's not a bad dream

Once again I'm five days late in posting a story, but it's still worth it to share, if you haven't heard yet.

While the mainstream media is going hog wild over Cheney's shooting accident, Al Gore is in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate countries selling us out, pandering to our enemies.

Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida's hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.

"The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum. "The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States."

When Arabs criticized the U.S.'s "unconditional" support for Israel, this is what our former vice president had to say:

Gore refused to be drawn into questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"We can't solve that long conflict in exchanges here," Gore said.

The man's got backbone you can't deny. Also not mentioned on the link given above:

Also at the forum, the vice chairman of Chevron Corp., Peter Robertson, said President Bush's desire to cut U.S. dependence on Mideast oil shows a "misunderstanding" of global energy supply and the critical role of Saudi Arabia.

What is this nonsense? It's difficult to imagine that during WWII, former Presidents Hoover or Coolidge and the heads of American companies such as Ford and GMC would tour Europe speaking to Nazis and Nazi sympathizers about his horror at the treatment their fellow Nazis, or even German citizens, had received, reassuring the Germans that we would, indeed, not pull out of business relations with them.

Not only does Mr. Gore's travel itinerary fly in the face of solidarity in a time of war, it also reveals either an extreme mental disorder or an unusual level of stupidity in a supposedly educated man. And how is it that when the Bushes make a trip to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to open communication lines, books are immediately written about it and they are accused of betraying the country's interests? But when Al Gore makes a trip, in which he makes the Dixie Chicks look like our greatest patriots, it's overshadowed by questions of whether Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes are still together.

Posted by Portia at February 17, 2006 09:45 AM | TrackBack