Even before Mr. Gore won an Emmy for his so-called â€œuser generatedâ€ cable television network, Current, or an Oscar for his film on climate change, â€œAn Inconvenient Truth,â€ he was growing in stature for another reason: his early opposition to the Iraq war. He had initially voiced it in 2002 in an address that his newly galvanized supporters now describe as uncannily prescient and unfairly dismissed, though it was seen as a politically off-kilter at a time of great popularity for President George W. Bush.Gore, of course, was right about climate change; he was right about the war. There were quite a few of us who were "politically off-kilter" in 2002, opposing the war party as it prepared to take the nation into the bloody quagmire of Iraq. Instead of the proud ignoramus George Bush, the thoughtful & reserved Al Gore might have been leading the US for the last seven years. It would be a different country, a better country. Too late now. The Gang of Five on the Supreme Court has a great deal to answer for. The American people have a lot to answer for, having confirmed the 2000 coup with their votes in 2004. If only. ______________________ Josh Marshall's eloquent response here.
If only. Instead: