McCain confirms Rove oversaw Iraq strategy

Karl Rove made the rounds of the Sunday shows. Basically the same old spin and blatant lies from Bush’s brain. More interesting was McCain’s analysis of Rove, which he made on “Face the Nation”:

Senator John McCain of Arizona, a Republican presidential candidate who followed Mr. Rove on “Face the Nation,” said that history would decide whether Mr. Rove had been “good or bad for American politics,” and that the assessment would depend largely on the outcome of the Iraq war.

Get that? The judgment of Rove’s role in politics depends on Iraq. That’s because Rove was key to Bush’s Iraq strategy. And, that’s because for Bush, Iraq has been all about politics and public relations. McCain confirmed it today — and he should know. The Senator from Arizona fully supports the Bush/Rove “stay the course” in Iraq strategy.

Just last month, Rove was in high level meetings discussing the next political move. Rove is the one that kept telling the media that Bush was going to give another speech on Iraq that would change everything. He used that one a couple times — and the media dutifully fell for it every time — as Rove knew they would.

Actually, despite what McCain said, we don’t have to wait for history to judge. Iraq is a failure. Bush’s presidency is a failure. And, Karl Rove is the political mastermind behind both abysmal failures. A lot of people died because of Rove’s political strategy. That’s sick and disgusting.


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