November 1, 2000
The wrong man
Ramin Tabbib's article ["The
best man"] in support of Al Gore strikes me as naïve. Gentlemen,
you have picked the wrong man. Ramin Tabbib gives us a long list of Gore's
credentials in support of his so-called great wit and fitness for the office.
But don't be too impressed. The guy is as phony as hell. I won't be even
surprised if we later learn that he cheated his way through the college.
Surprisingly, Mr. Tabib failed to mention Al Gor's opportunistic exploits.
Al Gore's obsession with the Jewish vote and power is nothing new. In
1988 Al Gore run for the president for the first time. This was just a
few months after the beginning of the Palestinian uprising (Intafada).
Because of the worldwide publicity around the Israeli atrocities toward
the Palestinians hardly any politician dared to publicly support the Israeli
policy. Al Gore was the first politician to do so. One day he appeared
in a news conference-with the Israeli Prime Minister Shamir on his side-
shamelessly announcing his support for the Israeli policy toward the Palestinians.
Of course, I don't believe he cares much about the Jews or Israel for
that matter. The guy realizes where the money and power in this country
is. He even recently tried to opportunistically use the Elian Gonzales
debacle to his advantage by aligning himself with the Cuban exiles-in spite
of the Clinton administration's policy on the issue.
To me Al Gore is an opportunist of the worst kind; a guy without any
morals and integrity. He may be smarter than Bush, but there is no evidence
that Bush is even remotely as sleazy as Al Gore is.
This is in no way intended to be an argument in support of Bush. But
even ignoring the likelihood of a more hostile American administration
under Gore with its policy of intensifying the sanctions, which would hurt
the Iranian people much more than the regime, the presidential race for
the Iranian community is the choice of who is the lesser evil. In this
regard, I have no doubt that the answer is Bush.