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Monday, February 13, 2006

Gore in Saudi Arabia

--posted by Tony Garcia on 2/13/2006

Al Gore gave a speech in Saudi Arabia to an audience that was mostly Saudi. You can decide how damaging to the United States the speech was. I want to focus on something else.
Gore told the largely Saudi audience, many of them educated at U.S. universities, that Arabs in the United States 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."

"Unfortunately there have been terrible abuses and it's wrong," Gore said. "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."
Indiscriminately? You mean the authorities just grabbed any Arab off the streets and locked them up? Can I get some of the sources for this claim? I mean, seriously, how irresponsible is this claim? Indiscriminately rounded up Arabs is quite a claim and knowing how much the media hates all things Bush I am surprised this was not broadcast somehow...especially on CBS.
"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."
WAIT A DAMN MINUTE!! It has been the idiots like Michael Moore who have blasted Bush for maintaining relations with Saudi Arabia...going so far as to even fabricate ties to the terrorists simply because everyone involved was Saudi. Now we have Gore saying there is not ENOUGH being done to foster the friendship?

We need to be very clear. There are countries out there that are not our friends and should not be until they undergo a monumental change. Iran, Saudi Arabia and North Korea are among them. The very fact that we treat Saudi Arabia like a quasi-friend is endangering our own security. And preaching that we need to be MORE of a friend to them is irresponsible.

Irrespsonible speech. That seems to have become a standard for Al Gore.


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