Well, no, he didn’t. And in all likelihood, the only reason he waited as long as he did was because it would have been bad form to knock Bush while he was dealing with 9/11. And, as Ace notes, unlike Cheney, Gore wasn’t being threatened with prosecution by Bush for his actions while in office. And also unlike Cheney, Gore’s criticisms of Bush were gratuitous policy disagreements, not matters about which he had inside information and felt obliged to correct the record as Cheney does vis-a-vis whether torture works.

But aside from those things, it’s exactly the same situation. Hey, let me know when Cheney shows up in Saudi Arabia to pummel Obama in front of the Wahhabis, okay? Click the image to watch.

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