Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Draft Dodger Rove Again Smears Democratic Veterans

Does this disgusting bastard have no shame whatsoever?

"They may be with you for the first few bullets but they won't be there for the last tough battles." -- Karl Rove, on John Kerry and John Murtha, Reuters, 6/13

"Except for a lapse of several months, Selective Service records show presidential adviser Karl Rove escaped the draft for nearly three years at the height of the Vietnam War using student deferments. "
[Walsh, Salt Lake Tribune, 9/18/2004]

Rove's (non-) draft history includes a period where he claimed a student deferment even though he had dropped out of school.

That's right--the man who never faced any bullets at all is saying that John Kerry and John Murtha just don't have the guts to stick it out when things get rough.

And in a reminder of Rove's role in the 2004 campaign:

[John Kerry's] medals have been questioned by a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Bush lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg resigned after acknowledging he advised both the Swift Boat Veterans and the president's campaign. And former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland, a Kerry supporter and Vietnam veteran, earlier this month said, "Karl Rove was behind it all."

Retired Army Col. David Hackworth, a Vietnam veteran and critic, believes Rove is behind the renewed debate about that war nearly 40 years ago. The former war correspondent and online columnist says Rove's strategy as the president's political adviser is to distract from the bloodshed in Iraq and Afghanistan by focusing the public's attention on Vietnam.

"You're dealing with the Machiavelli of modern politics," Hackworth says. "If you look at his track record, what he is really brilliant at is keeping the opposition from being locked on the real message. Do we know that Iraq is a disaster? No. But we know all about the swift boats."

It's what I've said repeatedly over the last year: Rove is the worst person in American politics, bar none.

Of course, that's why Bush likes him so much. Prick.

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