Thursday, June 23, 2005

Karl Rove Exploits 9/11 Dead

Chief Bush advisor Karl Rove is being criticized for remarks he made during a speech to the New York state Conservative Party near Ground Zero today in which he belittled the Democrats' response to 9/11.
...liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.
Conservatives, on the other hand, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."

Let's give Rove the benefit of the doubt and assume that he has simply forgotten this:
Three days after the terrorist attacks, the Senate voted 98-0 and the House voted 420-1 for a resolution authorizing President Bush to use "all necessary and appropriate force" against those responsible for the terrorism.
Then again, let's not. Rove's vulgar remarks represent nothing more than one of his spurious, below-the-belt attacks (the kind of attack of which Rove is the undisputed king).

Unsurprisingly, the White House is defending Rove's comments. By extension, this means that Bush defends the exploitation of 9/11 for partisan gain. But we already knew that, didn't we?
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