Saturday, June 25, 2005

"Taking the fight to the enemy?" More like "Taking the fight to innocent people who've already been screwed by a Republican regime..."

The latest "explanation" of Karl Rove's treasonous remarks by White House "communications director Dan Bartlett" is iteself false, defamatory, divisive, and therefore also treasonous, since it gives aid and comfort to the enemy:

Congressional Republicans earlier joined the White House in standing solidly behind Rove, saying he shouldn't apologize and that he was outlining a philosophical divide between a president who sought to win the war on terrorism by taking the fight to the enemy and some Democrats who questioned that approach...

Bartlett, appearing on morning news shows Friday, said that Rove was referring in his talk to, a liberal group that has raised millions to campaign against the Iraq war and oppose President Bush's re-election.

''It's somewhat puzzling why all these Democrats ... who responded forcefully after 9/11, who voted to support President Bush's pursuit of the war on terror, are now rallying to the defense of, this liberal organization who put out a petition in the days after 9/11 and said that we ought not use military force in responding to 9/11,'' Bartlett said on NBC's ''Today'' show. ''That is who Karl Rove cited in that speech ... There is no need to apologize.''

But Eli Pariser, executive director of the MoveOn political action committee, said the online group didn't oppose U.S. military action in Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The fact is, we took the fight away from Osama bin Laden.

Bush invaded Iraq, a sideshow, and let al Qaeda get away and got us stuck in a quagmire, and dragged the name of the United States through the mud with condoning Abu Ghraib, Bagram, and other concentration camps.

Americans will not forget that, and they will not forget 9/11, and they will not forget Bush's inaction leading up to that calamitous day.

Rove must go. And the longer he stays, the more he is an embarassment to Americans who actually care about what happened on 9/11, and actually wanted to take the fight to the enemy, and prevail as opposed to those who simply wanted to use other people's reflexive bigotry and hatred as an excuse to wrest control of the oil of the number 2 source of oil and the world.

Republicans are soft on the war on terrorism. Proof: where's bin Laden?

It's time to demand the whole lot of them resign.

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