The last time Al Gore was in Malaysia was in November of 1998 where he as Vice President proceeded to insult not only the government, but the people of Malaysia with his haughty diplomatic mealtime blunder.
Devoid of any humilty, the former United States Vice President continues to leave behind an international trail of disaster with his sanctimonious sermonizing around the globe.
Al Gore is the epitome the arrogant ugly American.
He blames all the world's ills on either his hosts, his own country and on George Bush and like a monkey at the zoo, throwing his own feces, he draws in the crowds to watch and listen to him spew his virulent hatred and contempt. What he fails to understand is that the world watches him in the same way that Americans watch the Jerry Springer show.
If Al Gore was sincerely concerned about global warming then he should perhaps practice a little grace and humilty and stay focused on the message that he wants to deliver instead of hurling invectives at his adversaries. But Al Gore is not focused, nor can he control his bitterness and that in itself brings into question not only his sincerity, but his motives as well.
Only last week at a dinner party here attended by several ambassadors, diplomats and royalty, an ambassador from a European country commented to me that Al Gore still seems extreemly bitter at his loss to George W. Bush in the United States Presidential election and then asked me if I thought it might have driven Al Gore insane.
Living overseas as an American is highly enlightening. The reason why the much of world hates us is not because of George Bush or the War in Iraq. It's because of people like Al Gore, Michael Moore and various other liberals and members of the Democratic Party who like airing America's dirty laundry and are intent on encouraging others around the globe to hate us.
Each and every time I hear an countries nationals commenting at how the United States is the source of all the world's evil and human rights abuses, they always seem to be quoting the scathing rhetoric of some well known American liberal or Democrat.
The American story is still getting out though, the message of freedom, democracy and what we as a nation truly stand for. Thats what I do.