Ed Driscoll


WAIT A SECOND–BACK IN ’92, wasn’t Al Gore picked to be the nominal moderate to offset Bill Clinton’s more liberal past?

So much for that idea: former President Clinton is defending President Bush’s liberation of Iraq. The New York Times is reporting “Gore says Bush betrayed the U.S. by using 9/11 as a reason for war in Iraq.”

As the Power Line blog writes, this is “far worse than the kind of foul accusations Lindbergh used to make to those adoring America First audiences before Pearl Harbor.”

(And of course, after Pear Harbor, Lindbergh seemed to have gotten his head screwed on straight again, and flew fighters and bombers in the Pacific. And this story of Thomas Dewey, running for election against President Roosevelt in ’44 is also telling in comparison with Gore’s current escapades.)