Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Al Gore and GW on Bin Laden

Hat tip to the Political Pit Bull who found a golden nugget in an extremely long and boring article about Ariel Sharon:

Speaking of George Bush, with whom Sharon developed a very close relationship, Uri Dan recalls that Sharon's delicacy made him reluctant to repeat what the president had told him when they discussed Osama bin Laden. Finally he relented. And here is what the leader of the Western world, valiant warrior in the battle of cultures, promised to do to bin Laden if he caught him: "I will screw him in the ass!"
Way to go GW. It's good to know that he's sincere in his hate for terrorists.

It's also good to know that Al Gore may have a little but of a human heart under that robot exterior, showing an unusual amount of sense for the man who now leads the environmental nuts:
Snatches, or more properly "extraordinary renditions," were operations to apprehend terrorists abroad, usually without the knowledge of and almost always without public acknowledgement of the host government.... The first time I proposed a snatch, in 1993, the White House Counsel, Lloyd Cutler, demanded a meeting with the President to explain how it violated international law. Clinton had seemed to be siding with Cutler until Al Gore belatedly joined the meeting, having just flown overnight from South Africa. Clinton recapped the arguments on both sides for Gore: Lloyd says this. Dick says that. Gore laughed and said, "That's a no-brainer. Of course it's a violation of international law, that's why it's a covert action. The guy is a terrorist. Go grab his ass." (pp. 143-144)
It's too damn bad he's unwilling to stand up for his private beliefs, when he would much rather kowtow to the peacenik left.