Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Al Gore is not Bill Clinton

On yesterday's show, Bob started ranting and raving about Al Gore and his new book, The Assault on Reason. Apparently, Bob didn't like the fact that Al was extremely critical of Bush and the Iraq war in the book, writing, "[h]istory will surely judge America's decision to invade and occupy (Iraq)…as a decision that was not only tragic but absurd."

So what does Bob do to counter Gore's arguments? Why, he simply implies that Bill Clinton must have been all for the Iraq War, since Bill was concerned about Saddam Hussein.

Bob's stupidity in making this "argument" is so incredibly transparent, it pains me to even recite it. But I must. First, and most importantly, Al Gore is not Bill Clinton. They are two separate persons. Just because they are both Democrats and Al was Bill's Vice President, does not mean that they have the same opinion on every issue. Bob made this "connection" despite the fact that Al Gore has been consistently against the war, since before it even started. Secondly, even though Bill Clinton was concerned about Hussein, Bill obviously realized there were better ways to deal with the dictator than a wholesale invasion and occupation of Iraq. I'll kindly remind Bob that the Iraq War is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths, including over 3,400 U.S. service men and women.

Bob, if you keep making ridiculous arguments like this, I'm going to start to lose respect for you. Oh, wait... never mind...

1 comment:

Irl Hudnutt said...

In Bob's mind, Democrats suffer from some form of "group think" making all Democrats exactly alike. Which is why he thinks Bill Clinton is interchangable with Al Gore or Rosie O'Donnell or Richard Dawkins. All liberals are the same to Bob, making them easy to "refute."

If Bobbo bothered to see any subtlety or nuance in anything he oppposed the earth would crack open and swallow him.