June 14, 2004

“The paper trail shows very clearly that these privates and corporals weren’t the ones who suggested pulling out of the Geneva Convention,” Gore said.

Hard to believe this straight, unskewed, unstilted
news story was printed in the Union Leader...There is
an Electoral Uprising coming in November 2004...

Riley Yates, Union Leader: In a fiery 40 minute
speech, the former vice president knocked the Bush
administration for using wrong information to justify
the invasion, in particular for relying on Iraqi
dissident Ahmed Chalabi, who has since been reportedly
linked to Iran.
“Which means that for 3˝ years, he’s been doping the
President of the United States,” Gore said. “Does that
inspire confidence?”
Gore also accused Bush and his administration of
breaking with rules governing the treatment of
prisoners of war, implicating them in the prisoner
abuse scandals.
“The paper trail shows very clearly that these privates and corporals weren’t the ones who suggested pulling out of the Geneva Convention,” Gore said.
Later in the speech, he added: “The President of the
United States ordered the withdrawal from the Geneva
Convention and the secretary of defense said take off
the gloves, get tough with them.”

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Gore tells NH Democrats Bush
changed meaning of America
By RILEY YATES
Union Leader Staff

Former Vice President Al Gore is greeted by guests at
the Manchester City Democrats annual Flag Day Dinner
at the Chateau in Manchester last night. (TOM
THIBEAULT/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Al Gore last night charged President Bush
has endangered America’s position in the world with a
mistaken invasion of Iraq and by flaunting
international convention.

“This was done in our name. This changes for many in
the world the meaning of America, the image of
America,” Gore told 300 Democrat powerbrokers at a
fundraiser for the city party.

In a fiery 40 minute speech, the former vice president
knocked the Bush administration for using wrong
information to justify the invasion, in particular for
relying on Iraqi dissident Ahmed Chalabi, who has
since been reportedly linked to Iran.

“Which means that for 3˝ years, he’s been doping the
President of the United States,” Gore said. “Does that
inspire confidence?”

Gore also accused Bush and his administration of
breaking with rules governing the treatment of
prisoners of war, implicating them in the prisoner
abuse scandals.

“The paper trail shows very clearly that these
privates and corporals weren’t the ones who suggested
pulling out of the Geneva Convention,” Gore said.
Later in the speech, he added: “The President of the
United States ordered the withdrawal from the Geneva
Convention and the secretary of defense said take off
the gloves, get tough with them.”

The annual Flag Day dinner featured a roast of Kathy
Sullivan, the state party chairman. Held at the
Chateau Restaurant on Hanover Street, it included four
hours of speeches from candidates for governor, the
U.S. House and the Executive Council.

Gore’s criticism of Bush spanned to the environment,
the Patriot Act and Attorney General John Ashcroft,
and the federal budget deficit. He stuck mostly to
Iraq and foreign affairs, however, as he stumped in
what’s considered a swing state for prospective
Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry of
Massachusetts.

“Now in so many places in the world so many people
holding out the American flag of freedom will be met
with catcalls and cynicism,” Gore said.

Gore also said the war has led to a “backdoor draft”
with people in the service “being ordered to stay in
the military even though they don’t want to.” He said
the Bush administration overruled its own military
estimates in invading Iraq without enough forces.

The speech was in direct contrast to Gore’s opening
remarks, which saw light humor, as the former vice
president poked fun at getting used to being just a
citizen and the closeness of the 2000 Presidential
election.

“I am Al Gore. I used to be the next President of the
United States,” Gore introduced himself to laughter,
quipping: “I don’t believe that’s particularly funny.”



Posted by richard at June 14, 2004 09:50 AM