Friday, June 24, 2005

Rove drives them crazy

Boy, the liberals hate Rove more than they do Bush and Delay and that is saying something. Now Karl Rove has suggested that liberals favored a legal response to 9/11 and conservatives wanted something more appropriate. This has brought all the Dems with mouths frothing out from under rocks to demand that Rove take it back and resign and that Bush fire him and maybe even have him executed by firing squad. Let's look at the facts and see whether the Rove statement has any basis in fact which could have justified such a statement. Here is one:

Here is a petition offered less than 48 hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers (emphases mine):
Petition 1: "We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of the United States of America and of countries around the world, appeal to the President of The United States, George W. Bush; to the NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson; to the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi; and to all leaders internationally to use moderation and restraint in responding to the recent terrorist attacks against the United States. We implore the powers that be to use, wherever possible, international judicial institutions and international human rights law to bring to justice those responsible for the attacks, rather than the instruments of war, violence or destruction."

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), 10/1/01, Roll Call: "I truly believe if we had a Department of Peace, we could have seen [9/11] coming."

Al Sharpton, 12/1/02, New York Times, on the 9/11 attacks: "America is beginning to reap what it has sown."

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, 3/1/2003, Toledo Blade: "One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped cast off the British crown."

I think the impetuous outrage now being advanced by the liberals will force us to review what was actually said and that will be just fine with me.

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