Gore, continuing to promote his clueless campaign against global warming, couldn't resist taking some potshots at Bush, first remarking that "Bush is insulated - his staff smiles a lot and only gives him the news that he wants to hear. Unfortunately they have the delusion that they create their own reality."
Then Gore, after predicting that Bush and VP Dick Cheney will "change their opinion on global warming" before they leave office, had the gall to make this pronouncement: "Unfortunately they've [Bush & Cheney] got two and a half years left. Two and a half days is too much in my opinion. . . . Bush's whole pose as a compassionate conservative was fraudulent. His budget was fraudulent. Even the idea that he would be staunchly opposed to nation building was fraudulent. I don't mean that he actually knew at the time of the campaign that he was going to invade Iraq - because I don't think Cheney had told him yet [laughs]."
Of course, in the article Gore makes no mention of 9/11, Saddam Hussein, Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden, but when you can publicly diss the President in a popular liberal magazine, why bother letting something like facts get in your way.