Thank you Mr. President Gore. We must stop the War now. We will never change sectarian violence that has been in this region for as long as I can remember. Our troops are having a mental breakdown, because the "enemy" could be anyone. Child, mother, old man. We have to stop the killing. NOW!!!!!
Best strategy to end the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan: Demand your representative vote against any funding, except for withdrawal. No need to pass any bill through both houses. Simply refuse to pay for war.
Task 1: I agree with your post about the war in Iraq algore because were sending all are soldier over sea which I think isn’t fair because that time that they’ve been over there family been home worrying if there husbands are going to make it home alive. Not that I’m worried that but there U.S
I agree with your post about the Iraq war. Every one deserves to have life. I don’t think that killing others is alright in any way. I can see if an individual that is using self-defense and accidentally killing others. But not a war. This planet needs world peace before it comes to an end.
I agree Al Gore for once. On his post about the Iraq war. We need to get our soldiers out of there it’s a waste of American Lives. We are not even doing anything we say we are helping the Iraqi people. SCREW EM. Some there want our help and some don’t. they made their choices and I think its time we made ours. And that is to leave.
I disagree with your post about the iraq war. This war is simply for the common good because freedom isn’t free. This war has a purpose and clearly iraq had a lot to do with the iraq war. If this war was over oil then we would have left along time ago instead of trying to set up a stable government so that way they in iraq can live in some what of a democracy. I believe that this war is fully backed with reasons for goin to iraq cause what would be he point of just goin into a country without good reasons.
I agree with your post about the Iraq War. If we leave Iraq we can save many soldiers lives, which everyone has their right to. Why should we help people who typically don’t want to be helped. To me it just is not worth it.
I agree with your post about bringing the troops home. I think that we need to bring all troops home, but also make the Iraqi people understand that we don’t play around if they want to take the innocent lives of our troops over there just because they don’t understand why we’re there in the first place. All in all it’s a big mess that cant and definitely wont be fixed in a short time. As the war continues on I sway from view to view. But in my conclusion I feel we need to start taking action or we will be in so much debt and come on is it really worth 4,000 American lives or 1,000,000 Iraqi lives just so our president can make a quick buck ?!?!?!? you tell me
I agree with your post about getting the troops home! I think that everybody should be treated equally. The reason I agree with you is because I think they should come home cause the war has too stop sooner or later, so why not stop it by having the troops come home!
I agree with your post about the Iraq war. I see that patriotism shows that there are a lot of caring and loving people in our country that show love for our country. My views are that I believe that we need to get the troops out of Iraq quickly, because nothing really is getting solved and it is only causing more and more problems.
I completely agree with your Issue, the longer our troops stay in Iraq the worse its going to make when we actually decide to withdraw them back onto U.S soil, all that’s happening in Iraq is were losing people on both sides, were only going to become a bigger target in the future
I agree with your post about the Iraq war. We should get our troops home from Iraq so we don’t have any more of our troops dieing for no cause. A good definition here would be that as Americans we have the right to live without the fear of injury or being killed by others. We believe everyone has the right to live (life).
I agree with your post about the Iraq war because I also feel us being there was a big mistake. Secondly I also feel we should withdraw just like al. Lastly I agree with al when he says we are just causing more problems for ourselves. One core democratic value that supports my opinion is life. A good definition here would be that as Americans we have the right to live without the fear of injury or being killed by others. We believe everyone has the right to live. I feel we are denying our troops that right.
I agree with your opinion on the war. To be honest, I usually see more benefit than drawback to war. However, in this case, there is little if anything beneficial to our presence in Iraq. There were plenty of other ways to deal with the situation, but they decided to go to war and here we are. :(
On an unrelated topic, I believe that if you did run for president again, not only would people vote for you to oppose the republicans, but also because of your views lately. By which, I mean that the things you had made decisions on before, turned out bad because the government decided to go the other way. Now, they can see that you were right on many more topics than those that were chosen in the past, making you look better than them to begin with.
I agree and disagree with Algore on the issue with the Iraq War. We should take most of our troops from Iraq but I also think we should leave a base there to keep an eye on them so we know what’s going on and also keep an eye on their civil war they have started so it doesn’t get way out of control. We still need to train their police so they know how to protect them but we need to do it at our base instead of in all the heat.
I agree with your post about getting our troops home from the Iraq war. i agree because we do need to get our troops home as soon as possible ,because if we don't do it now we are never going to get out. Our troops have fought hard enough and no matter what we do theres nothing that we do will make the terriost stop atttacking us Americans. Even if we do win they are still gonna keep attacking us , because we are not there to babysit them.I agree when you say the Iraq war is like a magnet,because the terriost keep testing us andit makes us want to fight back even more
President Gore...Thank you.
My heart sank when I watched the night we started "Shock and Awe" on Iraq. Watching the bombs explode did not "turn me on" like it turned on Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, etc. War is their pornagraphy, which I find gross.
The Military Industrial Complex, includes corportations that make weapons, bombs, planes, reconstruction, and more. These multi-million dollar companies are what promotes the continuation of war.
Bring our children home now, the insanity must stop. War should not be taken so lightly. Karma is going to be really really mad at us. All of us.
Deuteronomy 20 contains the divine law for going to war. The United States did not use diplomacy first. This makes the war unjust. We are fighting it on our own without God. Have you ever heard "two wrongs don't make a right?" Well, it was wrong to go to war with Iraq. Nothing we can do now will fix that except pulling out and apologizing. Keeping the troops there to try to "win" the war will not "win" the war.
Don't get me wrong, I do understand what you are saying. However, Our nation has never decided to withdraw prematurally. If we were to leave so soon, than all the work our troops have done would be in vein. Besides, I value the opinion of the troop who served in our Army who is against the war more so than the opinion of one of your liberal tree hugging fans who protests the war and does not even try to take another viewpoint into consideration!
Yes, Bush was incompetent in the way he managed this war. However, because of your incompetence and Clinton's incompetence (while under his desk w/ every skank in town), Bush was in a bad position to begin with!
Besides, you and Clinton did not do shit while in office. The both of you were more about playing politics as a popularity contest that you were for the livelihood of this nation. Your boss sold secrets to China for campaign money, traded our wepons with China for food, and cut the size of our military which drastically weakned our defense system. That's just like taking your own queen off the board in the middle of a chess game!
And you seemed to of approved of all this since it happened on your watch. I think you are a liar with an agenda you worker of Satan! How's that for "An Inconvinient Truth!"
Your assumption is incorrect. After WWII was over (1945), the U.S. occupied Okinawa Japan until 1972. We still have a military base there to this day. The U.S. still has military presence & bases in Germany and Italy as well.
Do you have any idea how long it takes to mobilize an army? Leave all the equipment there for them to use? Seriously? Any equipment would be co-opted by warlords or fundamentalist clerics. Anarchy would rule.
The government must be able to stand on their own two feet before we leave. The results would be disatrous otherwise.
We can do what we did in WWII. Just leave all the equipment there for Iraq to use. If you've ever been in the military it's hurry up and wait. I guarantee the troops would be ready to go in a matter of minutes.
I always hear it's going to take 6 months to 2 years to do this.
You know, if Iran invaded the USA, and they landed in Kansas, I would be one of the first ones to strap on a bomb and kill as many of them as I could.
Regardless of how we got into this quagmire, we must do what's in the best interest of the Iraqi people — ultimately these are our best interests as well. We must act with honor. We cannot leave them in worse shape than when Sadam Hussein was in power. We must take responsibility for our actions and clean up the mess we created.
I recently saw an excellent documentary — No End In Sight — that details all the mistakes that were made after the removal of Sadam — during the early occupation. Regardless of your opinion on why we got into the war, it's a shame that it had to turn out this way. For a brief period immediately after Sadam, before the insurgency, the Iraqi people were hopeful and optimistic about the new democracy we spoke of. But due to an extreme lack of foresight and planning by the Bush administration — it seems things have fallen apart beyond our control. Piss poor management & decision making in the rebuilding efforts. The decision makers disregarding (or not even asking for) the opinion of the Generals and the folks on the ground. What a squandered chance to really make something worthwhile out of this mess!
The sad thing is, you cannot get an accurate understanding of the situation there from our media. They spend more time reporting on Paris Hilton and Britney Spears than they do giving us any real information about things that really matter. I've been watching every documentary I can get my hands on about what's really going on in Iraq. I really feel for the people there. It's just not right. We cannot leave that country in the state it's in. We must take responsibility. To leave now would be an act of selfish cowardice. We must make it right.
It is amazing how President Bush is trying to install fear into the American public in an attempt of having the republicans stay in power. No one will obviously buy this unless of course there is suddenly another "terrorist attack" on the country. Think about that for a second.
Very, very, scary thought! Am I being too much of a conspiracy theorist?
ima a private in the military who just returned from iraq and if we withdraw out troops we will see even more blood spilled by the terrorists what u have forgotten is that even if we leave iraq that will not stop the bad guys from targeting americans. the fact that me amoung other soilders are over there fighting the terrorists keeps the american public safe.
if we pull out of iraq do u think that that will stop bombings i sure dont they will continue but in a diffrent location the u.s.
we have trained troops fighting them and i would hate to see the american public fighting them we will see even more aggression from them if we withdraw now.
I am so tired of the Corporate welfare my government has been passing out. This war has shown me to what extend companies/politician are kissing each others asses! The Military Industry is no different. What ever regulation we still have in this part of Corporate Welfare is those who aren't cronnies/giving to the campaigns.
It is my belief that this military invasion of Iraq by our military/government was not just for oil interests, but to cause more caos in the middle east. Caos equals business for the Military. The Israel-Palastinian conflict just does bring in the dollars like it uses to, and the Saudie's Emerates (the royals) need their people to be distracted too.
It is all at the expence of human life and the hard working people who pay taxes that pay for this Corporate Welfare.
i wannna no how u plan on taking the troops out of iraq but still keeping a "eye" on the bad situation ....how do u keep an eye on a bad situaion with out the suport of our troops ....sounds good but i just dont see what your plan really is...
not being an american and being of the second postwar generation in Germany, my own experiance with war is rather limited. However, I still ask myself, wether it is actually possible to pull out of irak in a matter of say 2 years or so. The recomendation of a high General was as far as I recall to move into Irak with much larger troops than actually went there. The result is clearly visible. How is it now possible to pull out without creating a real vaccuum for all sorts of activities of the bad sort. Is there actually a plan apart from the media cover saying that they have to be withdrawn or vice versa to stay longer?
Greetings from Germany,
very interesting pov but if you take the troops out of iraq "as soon as possible" then all the lives and people who have been sacrificed for the little if any change that has occured over there will be for nothing and it was basically just killing people for no reason. Now for the people who say that we arent even over there for the right reasons then keep the troops over there just change the reasons, make what troops are doing over there more efficient.
I have just finish his book attack on reason. One of the topics is, of course, the horrendous mistake made by Bush when he mislead the American people and the Congress to get a war authorized in Iraq. I truly believe that Al has to reconsider his stance that he will not run for election as a presidential candidate. We need someone with vision as well as experience to lead this country. We are all sick and tired of the sound bites offered by the lame excuses for candidate that we are offered for 2008.
On this issue, I'm in the middle.
During World War I didn't we do the same thing, leaving Germany in ruins, which ultimately set Europe up for the Holocaust and WWII? But then again, I don't support the war. Not to be bashing on the president, but if he (or she) can not spell America, then....hmmm.....yeah.
Iraq had been invaded based on false information from our own government, i say we should pull out while also giving the support needed for the country to stabilized itself on it's own. I really would not want to have another gulf war incident again, things like this is what cause terrorism.
I agree with Righty_Leftie, Mr. Gore is the voice that can make our country turn out for the better.
Al Gore is really the voice that should have been leading our country into the future. Lets not forget about this man as his voice although sometimes shakey at least he can speak clearly when the time comes for some understanding..
So, what is your stand on US Imperialism, in general? Do you have anything to say about the warfare, i mean welfare, state that drives actions like the war in Iraq? Go ahead and promote global taxation and US cooperation with the UN's socialist cause. Fuck off, man. You're a liar.
IanOC, Don't believe CBS poll. They want Hillary to be our candidate because they think she can be beat. They don't give you the news, what makes you think they wouldn't rig a poll. I'm sorry, I don't believe the South will vote for a black man. We can't afford to take any chances. Al Gore, John Edwards, or Dennis Kucinich are the ones that could absolutely win. They all think pretty much the same. Hillary and Obama are Republican Lite.
As I am sure you aware, Mr. Gore, a recent CBS poll gives you 32 percent of the vote, within striking distance of Hillary Clinton's 37 percent. You are the only candidate that can beat Clinton with a genuinely progressive, anti-war and pro-environment agenda, and you are the best qualified person to run this country and the Democrat with the best chances of securing the presidency in 2008. We don't want mediocrity in our leaders. We want greatness. Please, for the welfare of the American people, cut a deal with Obama to serve as your V.P. and run for the presidency. The American people want their country back. You still have time, and the time to act is now. Thank you.
i agree the best support our brave soldiers can receive is for us to bring them home. remember the conquering state always claims that the internal infrastructure will collapse in the void of their departure. maybe. but isnt it their right to decide their own future without a gun pointed at them to show them how superior democracy is? if we want to lead we must be worthy of being followed. we need to take away the executives power to wage war. that should be plain for all by now. just calling war a different name doesnt make it a different thing. and the power to make war leaves too big a profit to be ignored... hence our current fascist regime in the white house. change wont happen over night. despondency is counter-productive.grass roots is our future. share your ideas with everyone you know even if they laugh. a seed may be planted.another may water.
Thank you Mark, We can't afford to give up now. I'm afraid this is our last chance. We have to work harder than we have ever worked before. We have to make Republicans realize these Neo Cons are not Dwight Eisenhower's Republican party they are Fascists. Meaning Corporate/State over the people's interest. It is up to us because they own the media and people aren't going to get the truth from the news. They are allowing our jobs to be exported, and the country is over run with illegal aliens to finish off the unions and bring down wages. We have to make people understand that Hillary and Obama are both too right wing, and nothing will change for the better if we elect either one. We have to badger Al Gore into saving us.
I'm sorry - I'm new to the internet. I wrote the following response to Marilynn_Murray the other day, but didn't understand how to get it online. I hope I get it right this time:
Bless you, Marilynn. I agree that voting along party lines is a joke. I don't see the dems or the republicrats offering any real hope for the future of humanity. I've accepted that American democracy is now a lost cause. The corporations are too pervasive, and most Americans don't give a shit anyway. They just want the latest news on Britney and how many Muslims Blackwater killed today. I applaud you for not giving up the fight. I myself have voted since I was 18 and will acontinue to vote for the candidates who seem to love peace the most, even if the republicrats steal my vote again. (Remember Al Gore won in 2000, but the supreme court shut down the voting process.
Wishing you the best - Mark
You say withdraw the troops, while keeping an eye on the situation there. How are we going to do that without a base there? What are your ideas for doing that? Nobody wants to keep our troops there forever, of course they need to come back as soon as they can. You are not saying anything new, and are just making vague points. Please tell us your ideas.
I hope that in the future, you will strongly voice the connection between war and environmental destruction. Having seen "inconvenient Truth", I felt a deep respect for your commitment toward the environment, and heard you share a number of critical personal ah-has, that led you toward your strong position regarding climate change. Now, I'm hoping you'll take the next step to recognize the environmental consequences of our policy of national violence. Thanks you for your wonderful work!
Tena Meadows O'Rear
Maybe we should check our representatives voting records and promise to cull out the bad ones. The Blue Dog Democrats and the Neo Con Republicans. Al can't do it all alone. Even if he doesn't run that needs done. Clean out the Senate and the House. Research and do your jobs and maybe he will consider running. Sitting on your butt voting party line just doesn't cut it anymore.
Mr. Gore is entirely correct, and ironically this illustrates in all probability why he chooses not to run for elected office in 2008. America is the sole current super-power, as the charming phrase goes, and as such, it uses its unequaled power for both benign and evil purposes. We are as far away from democracy and freedom as we can be, yet we hypocritically profess to love the concepts enshrined in the Constitution. The truth is we are a warfare state, as Norman Soloman rightfully points out. In my opinion, we've become a fascist entity overall, even though there are Americans who still keep the faith of our forefathers. It's a shame we can't separate into two nations, because I don't believe we can ever reconcile the differences between the Americans who believe in true democracy and the Americans who believe in true dictatorship. The planet is headed toward either destruction by nucear weapons or destruction by global warming. I feel the world would probably be better off without humans anyway. Unfortunately, we seem determined to take the rest of the life forms on the planet with us.
Dear Al Gore, Please run in '08. In this time of fear, fear, fear, you are the one who has the voice to give me hope. I have been posting on numerous sites that I would like to see you re-elected and choose Chuck Hagel as your running mate. America is so divided and it the parties that are dividing us. They are all positioning for their parties and not us (Americans). America needs to Unite. I would like to see you run on an American Ticket, one both sides could support. Third Party sounds terrible after Ralph Nader, but you wouldn't be a third party for long, you would be the first party, our party. Think of the Good Democrats and Good Republicans you could bring to the table. I don't agree that all Republicans are bad. I have friends who are Republicans, I don't dislike them. I understand we are divided by parties. It's time for that to change. I can't think of another candidate that could unite us, like you could. I don't know how you feel about Chuck Hagel, but after watching him on Real Time with Bill Maher and googling him on youtube, I think your two voices could unite America and the World. There is no more important issue in America than stopping these neocons from striking Iran and working toward Peace in the Middle East. The War retoric makes money for the War Profiteers, but it is hurting America. I would vote and support you no matter who you would choose as a running mate. But, I think you are more of a Statesman than a politician. We need someone loyal to America, not a party. But, hey that's only my opinion. One Lonely Voice in Cleveland. Good luck in whatever you do. Your site makes me wish I had a video camera. Maybe I can ask Santa for one for Christmas. Depends, grand-children will get most of Santa's money. lol Now that your a grandpa, I'm sure you understand. Best wishes to you and your family.
AL GORE FOR PRESIDENT! Al, you have the will and way to change not even the United States but the entire world. You are determined in what you do and i would totally vote for you for President. That Nobel Peace Prize speaks for itself. You have the experience and the awards to show it. You also speak what is on your mind and that is the way to win. If you were to run you would win. Once again. AL GORE FOR PRESIDENT!
Since planning for the probable bombing of the Iranian nuclear facilities by B-2 Spirits and F-22 Raptors, along with a possible invasion of Iran by U.S. troops depending on Iran's response to the bombing, is well underway; it is highly unlikely that either the present administration or a future one, whether that administration be Republican or Democrat, will wish to substantially reduce present troop strength in either Iraq or Afghanistan since both of those countries border Iran. If anything, troop strength there will grow.
I can see how your opinion seems correct for the world, but my own opinion is a bit more biased.
My obligation is to the citizens of the United States. Not to the wellbeing of Iraqis. Our military involvement in Iraq is not helping the US and therefore our presence should be removed immidiately, without obligation to anyone except our own troops.
The difference is that if Bush actually said he will remove the troops "as quickly as possible", the reality is that he probably won't do anything differently than he was going to do anyway. The difference is that Bush has lost all credibility with most people and we don't believe him - and most of what he says is reactionary and only politically motivated. The difference is that Al Gore was against this war from the very beginning. The difference is that Al Gore has earned credibility - Al Gore we can trust.
Al, I love and respect you but this war was doomed from the start. it is the illegitimate, dull-witted, half-a-brain child of the criminal who stole your presidency. This war, and its justification, are as bogus as he is! Too many people have died in service to Bush's fantasies of world domination. Our troops should be withdrawn immediately! like you, I served in Vietnam and that war was an inglorious chapter in American history. This one is worse! our troops are serving multiple tours and suffering deleteriously as a result. Troops have engaged in all sorts of nefarious crimes, the American folly has incurred untold billions of debt and contractors are stealing our nation blind. it's time to end this disgusting exercise in murder and dishonesty. It's also time to bring G. W. Bush up on charges for his crimes against humanity!
Saturday, 27 October, 2007, peace marcher, Vince Robbins, 51, of Mount Holly, N.J., said there needed to be more rallies and more outrage.
"Where's the outcry? Where's the horror that almost 4,000 Americans have died in a foreign country that we invaded?" Robbins said. "I'm almost as angry at the American people as I am the president. I think Americans have become apathetic and placid about the whole thing."
I think that many people don't even remeber why the americans are fighting against iraq.. thousens of people are now dead.. for what? what have the americans earned on the war agains Iraq.. i support you.. get every soldier out of iraq as fast as possible.
kashimb, Legally but not of the same mind set. I don't hate Bill Clinton. He has forgotten his roots. I just think he is very right wing. I don't like or trust Hillary. She tries to say nothing and get away with that. Too slick for my taste. I really like Kucinich, I just don't think he can win. He is homely and that shouldn't matter, but it does. There are alot of stupid people that vote. They haven't a clue about what is going on, or what a person stands for. They vote on looks, personality and if they would like to have a beer with them. I think Gore could win hands down if he chose to run. I also think he can repair the mess Bush has made. I just want to be absolutely sure we get an able candidate that is trustworthy. Besides he passes my beer test.
Where is Al Gore on the subject of the USA's plans to attack and launch a war with yet another country, Iran? I keep hoping that he will speak out against this insanity, but so far he is mute on the subject. We need real leadership on this issue. Please run for President in 2008!
If you didn't like Bill Clinton, Marilynn, please realize that Al Gore as VP was legally closer than Hillary as first lady. All these mainstream media favorites are bought and paid for by the same corporations. Don't waste your time on warhawks like Gore. If you really want the troops out, vote for Dennis Kucinich (http://www.dennis4president.com/go/issues/strength-through-peace/)
"I'm afraid that if Hillary gets the job, it will be the death of any progresssive movement in this country, and could very well open the door to a Republican comeback in 2012."...................You won't have to wait for 2012 for a Republican. Hillary is one. Her husband finished off the fairness in broadcasting act, so 6 corporations control our "news" He signed into law GHW Bush's NAFTA so our jobs are being exported and Mexico's farmers can't earn a living because they can't compete with our corporate farms. He eliminated Welfare not admitting to himself that there are people unable to take care of themselves. Jesus said how we treat the least of us we do unto him. Looks to me like if Jesus were here he would be living under a bridge somewhere. Hillary won't commit to ending the war because she has no intention of ending the war. Hillary has mega millions for her campaign because she takes corporate money. Even Rupert Murdoch. Just because she has indoor plumbing doesn't make her a good candidate. I'd rather have someone with outdoor (a Man) plumbing and integrity. Look at the terrible job Nancy Pelosi is doing for example.
Aggressive war, such as the unprovoked US invasion of Iraq, is a violation of several treaties ratified by our Senate. Anybody who follows an illegal order is complicit, as are the Members of Congress who approved and funded the action. Ultimately, those of us who consume the oil they fight over will have to explain our complicity to our grandchildren. Meanwhile, the most unpopular administration in 50 years is setting its sights on a much larger war with Iran and Congress won't even consider impeachment. What are you gonna do about it?
the invasion of iraq was a mistake from the beginning and has used insane amounts of money and ended more lives on both sides than ever should have been imagined. the civil war is horrible outcome as well.
so basically i'm all for peace. and if i was old enough and gore was running for president, he would get my vote.
I am an avid listener of NPR & heard approx two weeks ago from a certain member within the political loop of Washington, that there is fear that in order to keep Republican & current administration rating in a more positive light, there are tentative plans being discussed between the U S & for Israel for Israel to make a hit on Iran in much the same way that they very recently & hit Syria's site of nuclear supplies.( As you know the int'l media avoided this impressive bit of news).This would be accomplished in the hopes that Iran would then strike them back, as well as the US, & this would be the ticket necessary to to launch ourselves into this newest war, entering us effectively into WW III. This would establish Bush as a hero among his supporters & deflect the real perpetrators & architects of this newest war. Please comment on this if you would, please.
And please also note: we really do need you now to run again in light of this.
i agree that priority one is to get out fast. we must face facts, there is no good ending. there are only bad endings and worse endings. as the saying goes, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. i think the least bad idea is to divide iraq up into three territories reflecting each main group's geographical center.
on another note: we need you to run al, you're our only hope.....
We must get out of Iraq, and face the more urgent problems facing our country, like climate change, health care, etc.
Hey Al ! (excuse me for being so presumptuous in calling a former Vice President by his first name). You gotta run man! I'm sorry to have to tell you this. It's a terrible job, but the next few years are critical to our efforts to change how we operate in this country, and the world. Unfortunately, all of the current Democratic candidates are only proposing half measures at best. That will not be enough, and you know it. I'm afaid that if Hillary gets the job, it will be the death of any progresssive movement in this country, and could very well open the door to a Republican comeback in 2012. The Horror! We need YOU! The whole world needs YOU! Please run for President. I, and millions like me, will work our asses off to get you in the White House. This is your time, and it looks like you will have a large Dem majority in Congress to help you change the country. You just have to do it!
Hey Al...since you are not running for president, how about announcing your support for John Edwards? His campaign could use a bump like that...and it just might keep Hillary from becoming the Dem. candidate (shudder)!
Al, yet again, you are dead on. We shouldn't be there, never should have. I have changed my mind, I send my wishes to you to run. We need you. You are such an amazing human being that I do think you do not deserve the disgusting nature of a presidential campaign, but, I cannot deny how much prouder an American I would be if you were our Chief. The nation and the world are thirsty, terribly thirsty for your leadership. God bless you.
Okay...here we our...you and the American public having a "conversation", and it seems like not only do you listen but you explain things and guide people in the right direction. But here is one thing I'm confused on. The American public begs you to run and you turn around and say I dont think so. I respect that you have a higher priority in life than being president now and I'm not sure being president is the best thing for you - it would be so restricting. But I just feel so panicked about the choices out there. No one cares. They're all in it for them. I try to imagine the future with any one of the canditates now and I just picture things getting worse and worse for America and the world. We're in a tail spin and we need someone strong and wise to stop it. You can do that. However, if you feel you shouldn't be running, please, please, please why dont we start talking about that. Let's start talking about ways to get wise and strong leaders to want to be president again. How can we get those types of people to want a position that is so restrictive and...for lack of a better word...crappy? How do we get rid of these candidates that talk but say nothing and that just don't care? It's so hard to not be disillusioned with it all. How do we stay involved when it seems no matter what our input is it doesn't make a difference?
We should never have been there in the first place. This war was built on a lie, billions have been spent and too many people have died. The leaders of our country are crooks and the only man I believe can bring us back to where we were before the last 7 years should be our next President -- the greatest President we could ever see. So I'm chiming in -- RUN AL RUN!!!
"As soon as possible" is open to a lot of interpretation, isn't it? Simply pulling the troops out would be irresponsible and we'd REALLY be in trouble then. I see a lot of good suggestions here, but the "Bring them home now!" drumbeat is one that shouldn't be trumpeted. We have an enormous responsibility to Iraq now; too bad nobody listened to me before the invasion!
I am growing increasingly wary of what may next happen with Iran. It sounds like we are backing them into a corner and I surely do not trust that Bush will avoid military conflict with them. Sometimes I feel so enraged I could scream---but I feel like no one is listening. War with Iran will be WW3. Please, someone stop Bush before it is too late!
Step 1. : Impeach bush ! Do it Now ! There is ample evidence of lying to the public and misleading congress and abuse of power.
Step 2. Bring the troops home en masse now..We invaded without regard for the consequences so its too late to do anything about it.. The Iraqis can just use their oil to rebuild themselves and create their own form of government, , once they stop killing each other.. They can split the place in three areas and each have a separate nation, and what difference does it make to us ? None!! So get with it now !!
I agree with Al Gore about getting out of Iraq asap. What I can't understand is how the so called facts can be so disputed. How can the same situation have such differing interpretations? So many experts, military and civilian alike, write books about how badly we are progressing in Iraq - about the squandering of blood and treasure - and still the Bush administration claims progress as they spread fear throughout the world. How can the good people of our country believe their claims? Why can't the congress curb the president's power? It all feels crazy to me, like a giant dysfunctional family who won't see the elephant in the room. We need an intervention. We need to come together in search of the real truth. Only the real truth has the power to disarm the Bush administration's terrifying weapons of mass deception.