(Sorry, but there’s just one last little detail that got stuck in my brain.)
As Vice President, Al Gore supported the Pentagon’s Two War strategy — that the US could fight, and win, two simulataneous regional campaigns. Under President Bush last year, the unrealistic plan was downgraded to a Fight-Hold-Fight plan. We’d hold’em in one place, win in the other, than go back and win in the first.
These ideas were the backbone of White House nationally security planning for years.
So now Gore says we can’t fight one medium-sized campaign against Iraq, while engaging in a small, light-unit semi-occupation-in-force, at the same time.
And this while spending more on defence than Clinton ever asked for.
Which is the sham, Al — your old boss’s budgets or your claims from Monday?