Karl Rove Invoked 9/11 Hoping to Regain the Support After 9/11

Rove, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, etc. would be nowhere without 9/11. It is plain and simple. Without 9/11 Rumsfeld wouldn't have his war in Iraq, and without 9/11 Cheney wouldn't have his trans-afghan pipeline. In fact, I can't even imagine a single thing this administration could have gotten done without 9/11. The article below points out this administration's failures in the war on terrorism, definitely worth the read.

The Right-Wing Response to 9/11: All Talk, No Results

Whenever the president'’s domestic agenda hits rock bottom —like clockwork right-wingers trot out the 9/11 card to distract people from wildly unpopular policy decisions. On Wednesday, the president'’s chief political architect, Karl Rove, claimed: '“Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.' We'’ll never know his exact motives, but perhaps the president'’s self-described '“Turd Blossom'” was projecting the administration'’s own need for counseling to make up for its complete lack of success in fighting terrorism.

thanks to tvnewslies.org for the link!

And just to be sure we are clear here, here are Bush's approval ratings, of course his P.R. man Rove wants us to go back to the days after 9/11. Where we really need to go now is in the opposite direction, towards realizing this administration has failed, and questioning their response to 9/11 both before, after, and during the event.

thanks to pollkatz for the graph.