Caveat Pre-Emptor; Or, Seller Beware

April 19th, 2007at 08:35pm Posted by Eli

It’s a little late now…

On a visit to Ohio yesterday, White House senior political adviser Karl Rove claimed he never wanted the war in Iraq:

“I wish the war were over,” Rove said. “I wish the war never existed... History has given us a challenge.”

History shows Rove was exceptionally eager in 2002 for the upcoming Iraq war, anxious to reap what he viewed would be the political gains for conservatives leading another military conflict [examples follow.]

Sorry, Karl – you thought it was a great idea at the time, back when everyone thought it would be all lemonade and ponies and Dubya could play the Heroic Manly War President, but now that it’s turned to unrelenting death and shit, well… no backsies. You and Dick and Don and Dubya brought this on yourselves, and now you get to wallow in your own filth. Or better yet, roll around a whole lot and make sure to get it all over the rest of your Republican buddies in Congress.

Of course, when you’re in trouble, always blame the boogeyman:

Rove also claimed yesterday that it was bin Laden, not President Bush, who decided to launch the Iraq war:

In a question-and-answer period after his speech, Rove was asked whose idea it was to start a pre-emptive war in Iraq.

“I think it was Osama bin Laden’s,” Rove replied.

Rove’s comments are part of re-emerging tactic by the Bush administration to associate the ongoing war in Iraq with 9/11. Rove and company appear to have forgotten that President Bush said 9/11 had “nothing” to do with the war in Iraq.

Just because the invasion and disastrous occupation of Iraq was the best thing Osama could have hoped for, does not mean it was his idea. Even in his wildest madman’s dreams, I don’t think he ever imagined that the US would do something so catastrophically stupid. But then, who hasn’t misunderestimated George W. Bush at one time or another?

(Cross-posted at Greatscat!)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Republicans,Rove,War

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