Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gore Stands Firm

I am becoming more happy I voted for this guy all the time. At the time it was an uninspired vote but oh for the days of leadership!!! Gores' response to Gonzales:

In response to White House comments that Gore exhibited "hypocrisy" in calling for a Special Prosecutor, saying that the Clinton administration had wiretapped some Americans, Gore will make this statement shortly. It was leaked to RAW STORY in advance:

Former Vice President Al Gore: "The Administration's response to my speech illustrates perfectly the need for a special counsel to review the legality of the NSA wiretapping program.
The Attorney General is making a political defense of the President without even addressing the substantive legal questions that have so troubled millions of Americans in both political parties.


There are two problems with the Attorney General's effort to focus attention on the past instead of the present Administration's behavior. First, as others have thoroughly documented, his charges are factually wrong. Both before and after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was amended in 1995, the Clinton/Gore Administration complied fully and completely with the terms of the law.

Second, the Attorney General's attempt to cite a previous administration's activity as precedent for theirs - even though factually wrong - ironically demonstrates another reason why we must be so vigilant about their brazen disregard for the law. If unchecked, their behavior would serve as a precedent to encourage future presidents to claim these same powers, which many legal experts in both parties believe are clearly illegal.

The issue, simply put, is that for more than four years, the executive branch has been wiretapping many thousands of American citizens without warrants in direct contradiction of American law. It is clearly wrong and disrespectful to the American people to allow a close political associate of the president to be in charge of reviewing serious charges against him.
The country needs a full and independent investigation into the facts and legality of the present Administration's program."


I can't say that it is him but the man or woman who can stand up and provide the force of will to save our country and unite the concerned behind them will go down in history books a great president. I just hope there is one out there somewhere.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a Gore/Hackett ticket in 2008!!

Gore kept his mouth shut --gave Bush a chance to make a "success" of his presidency until 2002 or 2003. Since then his anger over the ruin this man who he magnanimously ALLOWED to be president has made of this country, has prompted him to give great speeches. He never dreamed Bush would have been as awful in every way as he has been. He knows how much better off the country would be if He had fought harder and had been president rather than Bush. Gore was elected by the vote of the people. Florida's votes should have been thrown out.

Gore has always been a great environmental advocate. Something we sadly need, but don't have.

Lonna

8:33 AM, January 18, 2006  

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