Thursday, June 23, 2005

...And Neither Will Karl Rove!

The useless Karl Rove jumped on the "traitors" bandwagon when he accused Democrats of wanting to fling rose petals and cotton wool buds at the 9/11 hijackers:

Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Mr. Rove, the senior political adviser to President Bush, said at a fund-raiser in Midtown for the Conservative Party of New York State.

Citing calls by progressive groups to respond carefully to the attacks, Mr. Rove said to the applause of several hundred audience members, "I don't know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground, a side of the Pentagon destroyed, and almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens perish in flames and rubble."
Mr. Rove also said American armed forces overseas were in more jeopardy as a result of remarks last week by Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, who compared American mistreatment of detainees to the acts of "Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others."

"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?" Mr. Rove asked. "Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals."

No mention of the fact that Dubya et al have done a pretty shitty job of running down anyone actually tied to the 9/11 attacks including former Republican Best Boy Osama "Mujahadeen" bin Laden.

Of course unlike sniveling Democrats, Repugs do not need to apologize:

White House press secretary Scott McClellan came to Rove’s defense, saying the president’s chief political adviser was “simply pointing out the different philosophies and different approaches when it comes to winning the war on terrorism.”

“Of course not,” McClellan said when asked by reporters whether President Bush will ask Rove to apologize.

Accusing people of treason is not "pointing out the different philosophies and different approaches" of the war on terror. And if the Repugs want to stand on their record of actually fighting terror, it stinks.


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