This topic dovetails nicely with my blog the other day about teenagers deflecting blame. According to an article I just read, Karl Rove admits to a mistake in the Bush White House handling of the Iraq War, but the mistake is not about losing focus in Afghanistan or further destabilizing an already unstable region or fueling global hatred for America by projecting an unreasonable, unilateralist viewpoint. No, his mistake was in not handling the media better after no weapons of mass destruction were found. This is the Bush administration in a nutshell. The invasion on false grounds wasn’t the mistake; it was the spin game in the media that was the problem.
If these pompous, egomaniacs aren’t the most evil collection of jackasses the world has seen in three generations, then I don’t want to see who’s worse. Rove has spent his entire career spinning lie on top of lie on top of lie, yet he’s convinced that he actually occupies the moral high ground. That dick wouldn’t recognize morality if it scalded his ass.
According to the source, he also defends the Federal response to Katrina. Nevermind that FEMA manages major disasters and that the Bush administration fired career professionals who knew how to run the organization and replaced them with incompetent golfing buddies. That wasn’t the problem. Nevemind that it took FEMA three days to get its bearings after the storm passed because the director was more concerned with his wardrobe than the people on the ground. Nevermind that the Army Corps of Engineers had repeatedly ignored warnings about the levee system in New Orleans and didn’t take proactive steps to protect the city. No, none of that really matters.
Karl Rove, the legacy of the Mistake from Texas is and always will be failure on an epic scale. Fox News can spin it however they want and call their one-sided bullshit factory “Fair and Balanced” all they want. The facts are that before the Mistake, we had the most robust, prosperous economy the world had ever known. Now, we are in shambles. Eight years of pillaging the coffers and swindling the Middle Class are what put us here, you lying, arrogant, elitist swine.