Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Karl Rove Marathon

Run Karl run....

I watched him run his mouth this morning on FOX News Sunday, his favorite right-wing watering hole. In incredibly fast succession, he told a lie...followed by a distortion...a lie...distortion...a get the picture....

Of all the outrageous babble that shot out of his mouth, what I found most insulting and deceptive was: "Democrats don't support our troops."

It was, of course, not the first time that such lies emanated from the lips of his as well as other members of the Administration. For reasons that escape me, "supporting our troops" means ordering them to risk their lives while awaiting the decision of Iraqis of who will kill whom and when...who will steal what from whom...who must be bribed to get a job...

But, it was not this allegation that made me fall off my chair given that I had heard it before. Suddenly, out of the clear blue sky, Rove shocked and awed his audience by insisting that it was Democrats, not Republicans, who pushed Bush into war on Iraq at an accelerated pace.

WOW! Talk about gall!

Those of us who had carefully watched the deceptive tactics used by Bush-Cheney to entrap the American people into supporting their unprovoked war were truly shocked, to put it mildly. I simply could not believe what I was hearing.

True, I should be used to outrageous statements by now, given the many I've heard during the past seven years. However, there should be a limit to the abuses perpetrated by those who are presently intent on rewriting history.

By the way, I hear that the "surge" has been declared a success, and according to Administration officials, we are now "winning" in Iraq. Well, that being the case, why not bring our troops home?

I, for one, strongly support our troops, and it is precisely for that reason I want them to come one piece. Isn't that what "support for our troops" is truly all about?

It was one thing to launch war on the Taliban and al Qaeda after 9/11, a war that was almost universally supported. It was quite another to use the tragedy of 9/11 to scare the American people into supporting an unprovoked war on yet another Arab/Muslim nation.

Had right-wingers truly cared for our troops, they would have been true to what their leaders proclaimed over and over again: WAR is a LAST resort. Sadly, nothing was further from the truth since preparation for war was well on the way long before the Congressional vote to authorize it took place.

And regardless of how many words Rove uses to justify the unjustifiable...when everything is said and done: ACTIONS speak louder than words.


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