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02 May 2007 @ 12:56 pm
Gush Is Not Bore  
A question that often comes up when discussing the absolute debacle of the last seven years is whether or not things would have gone as badly after 9/11 if Al Gore had actually been sworn in as President after winning the 2000 election.

From all the information I have at my disposal:

President Gore would not have attacked Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the destruction of the World Trade Center.

George Bush and his cohorts would have attacked Iraq, even if the events of 9/11 had not occurred.
I feel: exhaustedexhausted
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Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on May 2nd, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)

But in Iraq?

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Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on May 3rd, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)

Okay, but what I'm asking is, are you saying that Gore would have sent troops to Iraq?

If not, where you say he'd've sent them?

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Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on May 3rd, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)

Okay, I see the source of my confusion now: I misread your original comment. I read, "Gore most likely would [emphasis mine] have treated the armed forces like they were a plastic bucket of army men." Sorry for the bother.

Wywy on May 3rd, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
I would imagine that Gore would have sent troops into afghanistan, rooted out the camps there, and stayed there with a sufficient force level so that it could have been rebuilt properly.
morchades on May 3rd, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)
How about only to Afghanistan?
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on May 2nd, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Well, except that during the 8 years of Clinton's Presidency, the US was attacking Iraq, with an estimated death toll of between 500,000 to 1,000,000 Iraqi civilians, as calculated by the UN. I agree that Gore would not have physically invaded Iraq, but I don't think he ever said that he would lift the bombing campaign the US and UK waged against the Iraqi civilian population.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on May 2nd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Fragglefragglemon on May 2nd, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
*nods* Mmmhmm. Mmmhmm.
Tombfyretombfyre on May 3rd, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)
'course. They had been wanting to attack Iraq for years, even before 9/11 happened. They just used that as a triggering event, so they could go in and make a lot of money. Thats all its about after all, money.