Al Gore, the man who would be President once upon a time, has a new book out this week ‘The Assault on Reason‘, it’s previewed in the Guardian today. Itâ€™s a remarkably strong damnation of President Bush and his time in office and looks like it could be a good read. It could also easily be read as the beginning of a manifesto for his Presidential candidacyâ€¦
Obama and Clinton watch out, if he decides to run the best you can hope for is the Vice Presidency!
The pursuit of “dominance” in foreign policy led the Bush administration to ignore the UN, to do serious damage to our most important alliances, to violate international law, and to cultivate the hatred and contempt of many in the rest of the world. The seductive appeal of exercising unconstrained unilateral power led this president to interpret his powers under the constitution in a way that brought to life the worst nightmare of the founders.
Any policy based on domination of the rest of the world not only creates enemies for the US and recruits for al-Qaida, but also undermines the international cooperation that is essential to defeating terrorists who wish to harm and intimidate America. [Via The Guardian]
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