Karl Rove: ‘My Biggest Mistake in the White House’

Karl RoveWith a title like that who can resist reading? Bound to disappoint of course… From the Wall Street Journal:

Seven years ago today, in a speech on the Iraq war, Sen. Ted Kennedy fired the first shot in an all-out assault on President George W. Bush’s integrity. “All the evidence points to the conclusion,” Kennedy said, that the Bush administration “put a spin on the intelligence and a spin on the truth.” Later that day Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle told reporters Mr. Bush needed “to be forthcoming” about the absence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Thus began a shameful episode in our political life whose poisonous fruits are still with us.

The next morning, Democratic presidential candidates John Kerry and John Edwards joined in. Sen. Kerry said, “It is time for a president who will face the truth and tell the truth.” Mr. Edwards chimed in, “The administration has a problem with the truth.”

The battering would continue, and it was a monument to hypocrisy and cynicism. All these Democrats had said, like Mr. Bush did, that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD. Of the 110 House and Senate Democrats who voted in October 2002 to authorize the use of force against his regime, 67 said in congressional debate that Saddam had these weapons. This didn’t keep Democrats from later alleging something they knew was false—that the president had lied America into war…

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  • Adaugeo

    So, Rupert Murdoch buys the WSJ, Karl Rove is the political spin doctor of the Republicans, and now the two have teamed up in propaganda articles that are read in what used to be a financial reporting paper. Lovely. So if communism is red and socialist journalism in yellow, what do we call fascist reporting like this? Brown Shirt Crap? Don't think it's fascist? Look it up.

    • Huskerbird

      Hits the nail pretty much on the head. Germany had Goebbles, we have limbaugh, hannity, luntz, rove, kinda like a super friends group of disinformers. this list is much longer of course but you get the point.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/E2RQX5RANR3YQOX7RN4574VYG4 colonelgirdle

    This would be a laughable article, except that since it will be taken seriously by so many blockheads it is, instead, nauseating.

    That an evil scumbag like Karl Rove still finds a prominent place in the political arena speaks volumes about America's moral & intellectual bankruptcy.

    Also, I must add that the image of John Kerry, who is as much a corporate-owned bag of hat air as anyone I ever saw, stamping his feet while demanding Bush “tell the truth” is laughable.

  • Hadrian999

    they are 2 wings of the same team, they exist to convince the electorate they actually have some say in the direction of the country.

  • Haystack

    How is this guy not in jail?

  • Haystack

    How is this guy not in jail?

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