Gore Defends Innocent Civilian's Liberty--Slams Bush
Former Vice President Al Gore called on Monday for an independent counsel to investigate whether President George W. Bush broke the law in authorizing eavesdropping without court approval.
"A special counsel should be immediately appointed by the attorney general to remedy the obvious conflict of interest that prevents him from investigating what many believe are serious violations of law by the president," Gore said in a speech to The Popular Front for the American Constitution Liberation Society.
"As we begin this new year, the Executive Branch of our government has been caught eavesdropping on huge numbers of citizens and has brazenly dispatched an assassination drone acting on illegally obtained information that led to the death of 17 innocent women and children; who were merely trying to have a dinner party in their privacy of their constitutionally protected home", Gore stated to an attentive audience.
"At present, we still have much to learn about the NSA's surveillance. What we do know about this pervasive wiretapping virtually compels the conclusion that the President of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently. If things do not change innocent civilians will continue to be in grave danger when they try to invite respected leaders of international organizations to join them in breaking bread", Gore remarked emphatically to a chanting crowd.
The assembled crowd sways to the soothing lilt that is the voice of Al Gore.