The latest flap is over Karl Rove’s recent comments:
“Liberals saw the savagery of the 9-11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.”
Conservatives, he said, “saw the savagery of 9-11 and the attacks and prepared for war.”
White House press secretary Scott McClellan defended Rove, saying the president’s chief political adviser was “simply pointing out the different philosophies and different approaches when it comes to winning the war on terrorism.”
Oh, is that all, Scott? Whew. I thought Rove might be deliberately trying to distort our Nation’s history in order to score political points.
Certainly we all remember how divided this nation was after the 9/11 attacks, right? Everyone knows that only the Conservatives wanted to send troops to Afghanistan to take down Bin Laden and that the Liberals wanted to send psychologists to find out if Bin Laden had an Oedipus complex, right?
McClellan’s quote shows that the White House is firmly supportive of this attempt to link the word “Liberal” to the idea “soft on terrorism.”
I doubt this is the way to fight America’s enemies.