Gore is not Michael Moore, or Jesse Jackson. He is a military veteran, a former member of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, a vice president and nearly president of the United States. His words carry weight, and they will be quoted in ways and in places that will bring harm to his country, which is bigger than any president or administration. Perhaps he needs to take an anger management class or sit on Dr. Phil's couch, where he could channel all of that negative energy into something positive.
In the meantime he should stop this purposeless and unwarranted criticism. What does he hope to accomplish by running down this administration? Bigger speaking fees? He got that. More notoriety? He got that, too, but it is tainted fame. Political office? About the only place he could get elected would be in Saudi Arabia, but they don't hold free elections, and if they did, he wouldn't get the women's vote because women can't vote or drive cars to any polls that might rise from the desert sand. What does the United States need to "understand" about such repression?
For Gore to make his anti-American remarks in Saudi Arabia is at least as bad as what Nazi sympathizers said in this country and abroad leading up to and during World War II.
One definition of "treason" is: Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. (dictionary.com)
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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