Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

Gore's excellent speech: text

'In an address delivered in Washington to multiple standing ovations,
Vice President Al Gore repeatedly attacked the Bush Administration
for the expansion of executive power -- the ability of the government
to wiretap its own citizens without legal authority and kidnap
Americans abroad.

His speech -- which compares the wiretapping of Martin Luther King to
the broad surveillance now imposed on Americans by President Bush --
called on Congress to resume its oversight responsibilities, and
enjoined Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to appoint a special
prosecutor. Gore was to be introduced by former Rep. Bob Barr, a
Georgia Republican who has advocated for the constitutional right to
privacy. ..'

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