The candidate he endorsed last year, Howard Dean, (for which he took much flak) is poised to become the chair of the DNC. Moveon.org, the organization that sponsored Gore's speeches last year and used him in print ads, raised $30+ million in the 2004 cycle and has an email list as large as, if not bigger than, the DNC's (and they don't have to remain neutral in the primary). Maybe Gore played 2004 just right.Is it too much to ask for another CLINTON/GORE ticket? Would I be able to handle the Rs talking about how Al Gore became unhinged when he started giving speeches to MoveOn? ...or how Hillary is to the left of Barbara Boxer??! I think so.
The female interrogator wanted to "break him," Saar adds, describing how she removed her uniform top to expose a tight-fitting T-shirt and began taunting the detainee, touching her breasts, rubbing them against the prisoner's back and commenting on his apparent erection. The detainee looked up and spat in her face, the manuscript recounts. The interrogator left the room to ask a Muslim linguist how she could break the prisoner's reliance on God. The linguist told her to tell the detainee that she was menstruating, touch him, then make sure to turn off the water in his cell so he couldn't wash. Strict interpretation of Islamic law forbids physical contact with women other than a man's wife or family, and with any menstruating women, who are considered unclean. "The concept was to make the detainee feel that after talking to her he was unclean and was unable to go before his God in prayer and gain strength," says the draft, stamped "Secret." The interrogator used ink from a red pen to fool the detainee, Saar writes. "She then started to place her hands in her pants as she walked behind the detainee," he says. "As she circled around him he could see that she was taking her hand out of her pants. When it became visible the detainee saw what appeared to be red blood on her hand. She said, 'Who sent you to Arizona?' He then glared at her with a piercing look of hatred. "She then wiped the red ink on his face. He shouted at the top of his lungs, spat at her and lunged forward" — so fiercely that he broke loose from one ankle shackle. "He began to cry like a baby," the draft says, noting the interrogator left saying, "Have a fun night in your cell without any water to clean yourself."
(Will someone please correct my French?)