Today’s post can be nicely introduced with two editorial cartoons from two of my favourite web artists.
First, a long-ago cartoon from The Ryskind Sketchbook:
Gore in the first panel above is referring, of course, to the Invasion of Iraq that begun by George Bush (Junior) in 2003. Which is going splendidly, btw.
Secondly, a more recent one from newcomer Red Planet Cartoons:
awe horror! Does this mean that Gore is being a two-faced, forked-tongue, stance-fudging hypocritical liar?
Can’t be… It’s just a cartoon, right? Just more examples of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
Click the above link, I tell you!
From the same link to Hot Air, some excerpts:
Get Al Gore on camera to explain his transformation from reasonable hawk to hard left anti-war screecher.
The year is 1992. Sen. Al Gore had been picked up by Gov. Bill Clinton as his running mate for the White House.
In that campaign, he delivered the following speech to the Center for National Policy on September 29, 1992. The point of the speech was to dent Bush(Senior)’s unrivalled foreign policy credentials by making him look weak in the face of threats. [Bush Senior being the current US President’s George Dubya Bush’s dad]
The thesis of the Gore speech: Reagan-Bush(Sr.) had looked the other way and let Saddam Hussein become a terroristic menace and a WMD developer. They had ignored Saddam’s many operational ties to terrorists over the years so they could maintain relations with him and offset the threat from the mullahs in Iran. Reagan-Bush(Sr.) and then Bush(Sr.) on his own had shown weakness in the face of the threat from Saddam’s Iraq, a weakness that was not offset even by the 1991 Gulf War victory.
Gore’s speech was intended to make an issue of Republican weakness in the face of terrorism, and in the face of Saddam’s hard and verified connections to terrorism in particular.
Just so we’re clear on this, the 1992 version of Gore accused Bush(Sr.) of lying by minimizing the threat that Saddam posed to the US and the world. The current version of Gore accuses Bush(Jr.) of lying by overstating the threat that Saddam posed to the US and the world.
This Al “he played on our fearrrrs” Gore we’re talking about. This is the same man who, in February 2002, promoted a “final reckoning” with Iraq only to turn against that same reckoning on the eve of its launch.
This is the same Al Gore, 1992 and 2007, only…totally different. He’s grown into his own bizarro doppelganger as political sands have shifted from Democrats positioning themselves as credible hawks to isolationist doves.
This is, in short, Al Gore: a craven opportunist who will say whatever he deems to be the most useful thing for the political moment, without regard to truth or principle or consequences, other than one — that the consequences include making Gore relevant. That’s the one principle that he obviously cares about a great deal.
So how is this relevant to global warming at all? It should be quite clear, very clear indeed.
Al Gore has been shown to lie, change his stated views, and manipulate the audience for his own personal gain with the terrorism threat and the Iraq situation.
This being shown to be his standard of ethics and habitual behaviour, what does it show of his current ‘factual and altruistic’ claims about how global warming is caused by humans and will doom the Earth and the only way to save oruselves is by subscribing to his carbon emissions reduction plan?
Particularly when he has proven to be a huge energy-and-emissions hypocrite, knowingly included huge scientific lies in his global warming propaganda film, and seems to be using the entire global-warming-scare/Kyoto Protocol/carbon-cap-and-trade/carbon-offsets gig as a Follow scam to make him money through his own company.
And judging from the above about-face (from wildly fearmongering about Saddam to wildly blaming Bush for fearmongering about Saddam), fifteen years down the road will Gore suddenly shift the blame for global warming paranoia and the Kyoto Bankrupt-Us-All onto the next Republican President?
And thus, Al Gore’s Youtube-exposed antics are yet another reason not to trust him, his propaganda film and the entire global warming confidence scam.
See also the following posts for more corroborative evidence of Gore’s lie-beral mentality:
Al Gore: High Priest of Global Warming Hypocrisy (massive energy use and emissions while telling everyone else to cut down for the sake of the Earth)
Official British Court Finds 11 Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Labels It As Political Propaganda (Al Gore’s global warming propaganda film judged to contain at least 9 serious
intentional misrepresentations of the truth ‘scientific errors’)
Follow the Clues: Is Al Gore’s Promotion of Global Warming Hysteria Merely A Scam to Make Him Money? (follow the step-by-step clues that point to Al Gore’s global warming campaign being merely a worldwide scam to make him richer and influential again)
Ground Based Temperature Recording Stations: Stupid Locations For Measuring Global Warming (witness through photos how the ‘respected’ scientific community that believes in global warming runs their ‘neutral and objective’ experiments)
Mainstream Media Dishonesty – 101 Liberal Media Lies (examples of how the liberal-controlled media regularly bends, twists, distorts and buries the truth to suit the liberal agenda – even if innocent people end up hurt or killed. This is the same liberal media that fanatically supports global warming paranoia by reporting only news that supports the fearmonger’s theories.)
The IPCC Does Not Want Balanced Climate Reporting (the foremost brainwasher for global warming reveals how much the liberal media is in bed with it)
More Than 23,000 Terrorists Killed (the real situation in Iraq today, no matter what the afore-mentioned lie-beral media may choose too omit)
Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up? (examples of a Gore-style stand-fudging by a front-running Liberal Democrat candidate for the 2008 Presidency – the wife of Bill Clinton, the ex-President whom Al Gore was Vice President to)
Global Warming Editorial Cartoons (collection of 100+ cartoons on global warming lies and manipulation, with plenty of explanations and links)
Al Gore 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Editorial Cartoons (collection of cartoons, facts and links about Al Gore’s entirely partisan-political win – which was decided by a mere five liberal politicos)