But perhaps the most important difference between conservatives and liberals can be found in the area of national security. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war; (***GOI Comment: Yeah, prepared for war with IRAQ!!) liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban; (***GOI Comment: I'm sorry, are the Taliban in Iraq?? No? That's right they are in Afghanistan where we took troops away from the hunt for Osama to invade IRAQ!!!)
Everyone supported President Bush after 9/11 and for Karl Rove to suggest otherwise is offensive and insulting to all Americans. True, maybe some liberals wanted to understand out attackers but that is so that we could better capture and lesson the terrorist threat. Rove also leaves out the important fact that liberals were all for going after Osama bin Laden but we have yet to capture OBL under Bush's watch. Rove just does not want to answer questions about why we headed into Iraq when we were hot on the trail of al-qaeda and OBL in Afghanistan. Rove can not defend the comments of President Bush saying he would get OBL "dead or alive" and then promptly went after Saddam Hussein.
The right wing spin-machine is already out trying to say that this is not a big deal and that Rove's comments were only meant for MoveOn.org but if you read his words you see that he lumps all liberals together in his comments.
But perhaps the most important difference between conservatives and liberals can be found in the area of national security.
``Of course not,'' McClellan said when asked by reporters whether Bush would ask Rove to apologize.
Well, of course the White House is not going to apologize. This administration never thinks that they say or do anything wrong. Remember when the President was asked if he has ever made any mistakes during one of the debates in 2004? And he claimed that he has never made any mistakes? This is just another arrogant statement in a long line of them from the Bush administration. We need to counter and say that Rove should apologize for his comments and Bush should apologize for misleading America into the Iraqi War. These comments by Rove are an outrage. They demanded that Sen. Dick Durbin apologize for his comments and HE DID because he has some integrity. Now it is time for Rove to apologize.
I just heard on CNN that House Majority leader Rep. Tom DeLay is defending Rove's comments.
Well, with friends like DeLay who need enemies?
Email the Republican National Committee and the White House to demand he apologize:
Bush White House: firstname.lastname@example.org
RNC: Chairman@gop.com, email@example.com
Here are my comments to the White House:
I was behind you after 9/11 to go after Osama bin Laden and I AM a LIBERAL. Then you took your eye of the ball and misled America into the Iraqi War. You need to demand Karl Rove to apologize for his comments about liberals if you EVER hope to gain more support on Iraq.
Here are my comments to the RNC:
I supported President Bush right after 9/11 and I AM A LIBERAL. That is why Rove's comments about liberals is so damaging. I was furious when President Bush decided to invade Iraq instead of finish the job in Afghanistan and capture Osama bin Laden. Rove needs to apologize if your party and the Bush administration hope to ever increase support for this misleading Iraqi war.
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