Friday, June 24, 2005

Rove Refuses to Apologize

On Wednesday, Durbin apologized for his boneheaded comments. But while Durbin stepped up to the plate, Karl Rove is refusing to apologize for his comments at the New York Conservitive Party meeting, and the White House is standing behind him. I am not sure how anyone can defend Rove's comments which was a slap in the face to every American who stood by their fellow American in the wake of 9/11. It was a slap in the face to those of us who put partisan politics aside in order to go after those who attacked us and to bring them to justice. And, yes, I like many others, feel he should apologize.

Yes, MoveOn did have a petition to us "moderation and restraint." But; A) they don't speak for all liberals, B) It still called on bring all the terrorists to justice, and C) Can you really blame them when Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld would not rule out using nuclear weapons in Afghanistan, Wolfowitz had warned the Taliban that the United States will “use a very large hammer,” Thomas Woodrow, a Wolfowitz pal and veteran of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made the point clear in a column for the Washington Times September 14th, 2001.

“At a bare minimum, tactical nuclear capabilities should be used against the bin Laden camps in the desert of Afghanistan,” Woodrow wrote. “To do less would be rightly seen by the poisoned minds that orchestrated these attacks as cowardice on the part of the United States and the current administration.”

I think what Rove is actually doing is trying to shift the blame for the Bush Administrations failed policies in the war on terror. Mistakes and underestimations from the beginning have put our quest to protect ourselves in jeopardy. Rove is trying to protect his and his fellow Neo-Cons legacy as the support for the failed policies is dropping with the American people. With the presidents poll numbers approaching those of Nixon in his final months in office, Rove, the political genius is running out of wiggle room and is trying old, "ain't my fault," appeal. Well, it ain't gonna work, Karl.

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