Karl Rove, Lying Sociopath
Coming hard on the heels of his purposely incendiary comments about liberals and their apparent love for terrorists, Karl Rove appeared on Hardball to expand on his malicious smear campaign. This time, he impugned liberals for believing -- can you imagine? -- that the Downing Street Memos were actually TRUE! And once again, he tried to make a causal link between 9/11 and Iraq. A snippet:
GREGORY: But if you're talking about the number of troops necessary, the level of American casualties, the force and intensity of the insurgency…did the president mislead the American people about the cost of the war or was he just simply surprised by what happened?
ROVE: I would go back to the president’s statements over the last several years and I would defy you to find one speech which he talked about Iraq where he doesn’t say there would be difficult times ahead, that we had a long road to hope that a great deal of sacrifice was going to be called for by both the American people and by the Iraqis to achieve this goal. Look, we do not underestimate the ferocity and the anger and the viciousness of the people that we face. We are in a war. Some people may treat it as a law enforcement matter and be worried about indictments from the U.S. attorney from the southern district of New York. But we recognize this administration and the American people we are in a war and the only way you have a successful outcome in the war is to aim for a complete and total victory, which is exactly what we’re doing.
The man is more than a menace to our society. The Bushistas are spinning hard to divert attention away from the quagmire that is Iraq, the failure that is our economy, and the flaccidity that is Bush's agenda. How far they think they will go is anyone's guess, but I reckon that Rove is not beyond high treason to protect himself and Bush.