NEW YORK – Speaking in a Manhattan ballroom just a few miles north of ground zero, Karl Rove said on Wednesday night that the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers,” Rove said. “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.”
“Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said we will defeat our enemies. Liberals saw what happened to us and said we must understand our enemies.” “No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals”
That’s a giant load of bullshit. I said two things on that day. The first was “I love My Country” and the second was “Declare War Now.”
I was ready to buy a gun and hunt down bin Laden myself, except that Bush said to trust them, that they would do it. And Scott McClellan is trying to play down what Rove said, without actually apologizing for it.
MR. McCLELLAN: No, he was speaking to the New York Conservative Party, and he was talking about different philosophies — the conservative philosophy and the liberal philosophy and how we’re approaching different priorities for the American people. That’s all it is.
Again, this is BULLSHIT. He wasn’t talking about “approaching different priorities for the American people” he was talking about 9/11 and claiming that liberals were against pursuing Al Qaida after the attack, which is complete crap.