Monday, February 13, 2006

Speaking of people who've totally lost it, Al Gore keeps on blabbing

I think it might be quite a contest to see who's gone nuttier, Saddam, Gore, or Sheehan. Who can out crazy the other two? Here's Al Gore's two cents.

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore told an audience Sunday that the U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.

Well this ought to be interesting. What, praytell, did the evil Bushies do to the poor discriminated against Arabs, Al?

Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. He said the administration of President George W. Bush was playing into al-Qaida's hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.

Well I must have missed the internment camps that we had set up for all those "indiscriminantly rounded up" Arabs. They certainly weren't sent to our normal prisons because they simply didn't have room for all these rounded up Arabs. Maybe we had secret international prisons for them in Mexico and Canada. Or perhaps we just flew them around the world, renditions style. And how exactly is being more discriminate with our visas playing into al Qaeda's hands? I would think trying to keep al Qaeda operatives out of the US is good, but that's just me. Apparently Al thinks Americans disagree.

"The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Gore said during the Jidda 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."

Hang on a minute... Wasn't one of the Michael Moore, sooper sekret conspiracies that the Saudis were sekrtly allowed to leave the country right after 9/11? That there was some sekret pact between Dubya an the Saudi royal family? So Al, you want us to have some extra special arrangement with the Saudis now? You'd better sit down with Moore and make sure you get your stories straight.

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."

So enforcing the laws of our nation and the policies and terms set forth by our immigration department is what qualifies as "terrible abuses." Who'd have thunk it?

I think Gore might be leading the crazy race against Saddam after these outbusrts...