Thursday, June 23, 2005

Apologize Rove

The Moose observes that a top Administration official gives aid and comfort to the enemy.

What does an Administration do when their polls are falling, the war is becoming more unpopular and their agenda is fading? They viciously attack other Americans and further divide the nation.

That is exactly what Karl Rove did yesterday when he ventured to New York to play Spiro Agnew for an evening. According to the New York Times, this what was said by this representative of a President who pledged to be a uniter and not a divider,

"Speaking in a ballroom just a few miles north of ground zero, Karl Rove said the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks

'Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers,'' Rove said Wednesday night. ''Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.''

These comments are not just vile, but also untrue. The left, right and center were all united after 9/11 behind the effort to fight Osama and the war in Afghanistan. That was a unique moment in recent American history that Rove is attempting to defile to serve his President's political interests. The Administration is faltering, and it needs a diversion from the public's unhappiness.

And even though Senator Dubin has apologized for his Gitmo comments, Rove could not restrain himself from attacking him, as well.

"Rove also denounced Sen. Dick Durbin's comments comparing interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the methods of Nazis and other repressive regimes. He said the statements have been broadcast throughout the Middle East, putting American troops in greater danger. Durbin has since apologized for the remarks.

''No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals,'' Rove said.

Rove helps our enemies by further dividing the country at this time of crisis. And he can't make the excuse that this is election-time hyperbole. He should abjectly apologize for his comments or the President should suggest that he peddle his contemptible comments in the pay of the private sector.

Since this is the summer of contrition, Rove should make his contribution.

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