When I say unplugged I really mean unhinged because I think ol'e Al has finally taken that final plunge off the deep end. I understand the man is still bitter about the 2000 election (I still thank God he lost), but I think six years is plenty of time to get over his personal vendetta against President Bush and regain his marbles. However, he has been making periodical anti-American speeches all over the world, with the most pathetic one coming today when he told a group of mostly Arabs in Saudi Arabia, of all places, that Americans committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the 9/11 attacks. He then went on to say that Arabs were "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. He failed to cite any specific examples of these terrible abuses and also failed to comment on the terrible abuses that took place on 9/11 when 19 Arab terrorists murdered more than 3,000 innocent American citizens. He went on to discuss how many Arabs were detained following the attacks for violating their Visa's. If my memory serves me right (and it always does) 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens in this country illegally because of expired visa's.
This speech was obviously politically motivated in an area of the world where making Americans look like they target Arabs illegally is incredibly dangerous. Personally, I believe that any American who goes overseas and gives anti-American speeches like this is committing treason because all this does is make those people hate us even more when we need to show that we do treat Arabs with respect in this country, which we absolutely should. Gore must have forgot that during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt (a Democrat mind you), forced thousands of Japanese people into internment camps for years because of fear they were spies. But Al has yet to travel to Japan to apologize for those atrocities.
All that Gore does with these types of speeches is weaken our country at a time of war. Unfortunetaly, these comments are tolerated by many in our society and media, which only makes the problem worse. Al's comments were wrong, politically motivated, irresponsible, and dangerous. The only positive that comes out of things like this is it makes the leaders of the Democratic party look weak and kills their chances of winning moderate voters. So as much as I hate what Gore says, it only helps the Republicans everytime he opens his big mouth.