Democrats demand a retraction and apology from Rove.
Democrats are drafting a formal letter to the office of the President calling on Karl Rove to retract his remarks and demanding that the President, "immediately repudiate Karl Rove's offensive and outrageous comments.''
According to the Guardian's version of the AP story, (HT: Freeper Tumbleweed_Connection)
Rove, Bush's chief political adviser, said in a speech Wednesday that "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 in the speech to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.''My comments to follow. Meantime, the words of Howard Dean, Charles Rangel, and Dick Durbin hang out there in perpetuity as part of the public record and evidence of who the Democrats recognize as "The Enemy."
Michelle Malkin punctuates Rove's point as succinctly as possible.
"Apologize? For what? For distilling the fundamental difference between the left and the right's approaches to terrorism in the wake of 9/11."Radioblogger has the transcripts of Hugh's recent interview with the Erwin Chemurinsky discussing his defense, on behalf of the Left and the ACLU, of the enemy combattants at GITMO. Actually, Rove's error is in his use of the term indictment. The Left is, in fact, preparing the enemy's legal defense.
The reality of the Left's scewed outrage in this matter juxtaposed against their silence regarding Dean's demonization of American Christians, Rangel's ongoing comparison of Bush to Hitler and the War on Terror as a new Holocaust, and Durbin's view that U.S. Military bears a striking resemblance to the Khmer Rouge, is a profound condemnation of the Left's inability to comprehend the danger of the enemy, much less confront it. It confirms everything that Rove has said, and it is about time that more notable Republicans - and please Democrats - say it.
Of course the MSM is all over this, 'controversy.' ABC Radio is covering this story at the top of the hour. Good! So where was their outrage to Durbin's comments - Where IS their coverage of it. The issue are not remotely similar in that Rove's comments lend voice to America's defenders, while Durbin's, Rangel's and now Schumer's lend comfort to America's enemies. We are still waiting for parity from the propaganda engine dedicated to the favor of the political Left as much as Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece for Islamic fascism.
Hugh Hewitt is right, Mehlman bushwacked Congressional Democrats! He and AnkleBitingPundits nail the Left, just as no doubt, Karl Rove intended. Never walk into a box canyon with a six shooter when your opponent commands the high ground with a Winchester.
Okieboy has a good summary of today's dogfight.