RIP Philo

President Gore

Sigh, if only it had been. What a different world it would be today.
Permalink el 
March 22nd, 2007 5:42am
The terrorists wouldn't have attacked? And Bush wouldn't have been elected to his first term in 2004?
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 22nd, 2007 9:33am
Right, 9/11 wouldn't have happened, because the Terrorism czar would still have been a cabinet post, and the Gore administration would not have ignored the Taliban warning signals for 9 months.

And should 9/11 have happened anyway, there's no WAY Gore would have invaded Iraq.  Afghanistan, sure, that was justified.  But we were maintaining a no-fly zone in Iraq under Clinton for a paltry 10 Billion a year or so -- no reason that couldn't have continued.

And Gore would NOT have unbalanced the budget with tax cuts in the first place, and then with a war financed on borrowed money in the second place.

It would not have been a Utopia, but it would have been much better than where we are now.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 22nd, 2007 10:08am
I wonder if people would've done more about the rigging of their elections if they had known how badly Bushie would fail them.
Permalink JoC 
March 22nd, 2007 10:28am
I wonder if they'd done LESS about rigging the election, or the Supreme Court would have worked harder about it.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 22nd, 2007 11:03am
plus, 9/11 was partially motivated as a form of revenge against the older bush on the younger bush.
Permalink Send private email Kenny 
March 22nd, 2007 11:33am
Kenny, OBL stated that he wanted revenge for the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. And he wanted the burning towers to remind people of the burning buildings in Beirut.

I just wonder what next-gen-obl will give to the US in revenge for the latest Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Permalink Peter 
March 22nd, 2007 11:39am
Seems a rather tenuous rationale: 1982 invasion of Lebanon --> terrorism in US 19 years later?

Frankly, it's not difficult to come up with umpteen rationales for one's bad acts. If it wasn't Lebanon, it would have been something else (I thought the main claim at the time, was US forces in the holy land and US's unwillingness to defeat or acquiesce to Saddam).

And wasn't the Beirut embassy bombings in 1983/4 (?) adequate retaliation? Or because that was a Shi'a's doing it doesn't count on the Sunni side of the equation?

Hate/making a moral choice of any kind can always find a post ad hoc reason.
Permalink blahty hearthseep 
March 22nd, 2007 11:48am
>Seems a rather tenuous rationale: 1982 invasion of Lebanon
>--> terrorism in US 19 years later?

Yeah, bin Laden actually just wanted to be a dick.
Permalink Colm 
March 22nd, 2007 1:20pm
>>Yeah, bin Laden actually just wanted to be a dick.

Are you denying his dickheadedness? Because if you ask me it was a dick move and he did it on purpose. So he can give it any reason he wants but no matter the reason he is a dick.
Permalink Me 
March 22nd, 2007 2:44pm
" 9/11 was partially motivated as a form of revenge against the older bush on the younger bush."

One of the many various Bin Laden bits that came out in the aftermath was that 9/11 was actually planned for the 1998 timeframe, but things didn't come together right.

Plus, Bush had only won the election ten months previously - Atta was in the US looking for flight schools in March 2000.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 22nd, 2007 6:13pm

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