USA, ex vice president Gore on causes of Iraq war

Rumsfeld's 'cakewalk' in Iraq, cartoonOn CNN TV’s Larry King Live, Al Gore, former Vice President of the USA, and, according to many observers, winner of the 2000 presidential election against George W Bush, was interviewed on his book, and film, An Inconvenient Truth.

The subject of this book and film is global warming.

Al Gore said the Bush administration was in denial on the inconvenient truth of global warming; including silencing scientists on this subject.

He drew a parallel with their attitude on the start of the Iraq war, with their denial of the inconvenient truth that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; the official cause for war.

Gore said at least three factors really influenced the decision to invade Iraq: Dick Cheney‘s wish to control Middle East oil for big corporations; the idea of Karl Rove [see also here], Bush’s adviser, that it would electorally be good for Bush to be a ‘war president’; and ideologists really believing in their ideologies, like Iraqi masses supposedly welcoming US soldiers with flowers, as their invasion was a ‘cakewalk.’

Satire on ‘WMD’ in Iraq: here.

Gore, UK vice prime minister Prescott, and Bush: here.

Gore’s The Assault on Reason: here.

Rupert Murdoch on oil as cause for Iraq war: here.

11 thoughts on “USA, ex vice president Gore on causes of Iraq war

  1. *Karl Rove Beats the Democrats Again*
    Posted by: “hapi22” robinsegg
    Date: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:02 am (PDT)

    All I can think of is the amount of jet fuel Bush is wasting flying all
    over the place to shore up Republican candidates — and to give the
    voters one more unasked-for encore.

    I wish this were the Gong Show and there was a very big hook to haul
    this guy off stage.

    BTW, is there anything more repulsive that draft avoiders like Karl Rove
    (and almost every important Republican, including “five deferments”
    Cheney) bad-mouthing decorated war veterans and accusing them of being
    unpatriotic cowards?


    *Karl Rove Beats the Democrats Again*

    The New York Times
    June 18, 2006


    [NOTE FROM ME: That’s a cute remark, but I don’t agree with
    it. Yes, I wish the Democrats would do a better job of
    articulating what the are for, but I do not subscribe to
    Rich’s statement that ” It’s better to have the courage of bad
    convictions than no courage or convictions at all.” Adolph
    Hitler was FULL of conviction.]


  2. *’Wash Post’ Obtains Shocking Memo from U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Det
    Posted by: “hapi22” robinsegg
    Date: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:39 pm (PDT)

    Oh yeah, things are really going peachy in Iraq.



    *’Wash Post’ Obtains Shocking Memo from U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Details
    Increasing Danger and Hardship*

    by Greg Mitchell
    Editor & Publisher
    June 18, 2006


    Read this at:

    Washington Postr article: “A Grim Report From Iraq’s Embassy” at:

    Click here to view the cable.

    Click to access iraqdocs_061606.pdf


  3. *A Long Road Ahead in Iraq*
    Posted by: “hapi22” robinsegg
    Date: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:30 pm (PDT)

    Yeah, going real well.


    5 … 10 … 20 … 250


    Did any light bulbs go on in any rightwing heads yet?


    *A Long Road Ahead in Iraq*

    The New York Times, editorial
    June 18, 2006


    Read this at:


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