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2003-11-12
 
Move on, Gore
O combate à guerra do Iraque permitiu-me, ainda em terras do tio Sam, tomar contacto com democratas, ecologistas, trotskistas, comunistas e outros liberals. Destes, os mais influentes são (por terem mais dinheiro) os democratas da "linha Howard Dean" do movimento Move On.
O antigo vice-presidente americano Al Gore discursou num evento organizado por este movimento no passado Domingo. Aqui ficam as principais ideias por ele defendidas (o discurso completo pode ser (tele)visto aqui):

"I want to challenge the Bush Administration's implicit assumption that we have to give up many of our traditional freedoms in order to be safe from terrorists.
Because it is simply not true.
In fact, in my opinion, it makes no more sense to launch an assault on our civil liberties as the best way to get at terrorists than it did to launch an invasion of Iraq as the best way to get at Osama Bin Laden.
In both cases, the Administration has attacked the wrong target.
In both cases they have recklessly put our country in grave and unnecessary danger, while avoiding and neglecting obvious and much more important challenges that would actually help to protect the country.
In both cases, the administration has fostered false impressions and misled the nation with superficial, emotional and manipulative presentations that are not worthy of American Democracy.
In both cases they have exploited public fears for partisan political gain and postured themselves as bold defenders of
our country while actually weakening not strengthening America
."

Gosto de mostrar este tipo de discursos por várias razões: para mostrar a uma certa esquerda que a América não é só Bush, e para mostrar aos meninos da "Geração de 70" e outros que tais que é possível criticar a política americana sem se ser necessariamente "antiamericano". Ou será que Al Gore, Jimmy Carter e tantos outros são "antiamericanos"? FM


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