Karl Rove, shifting from strategist to apologist for the failed administration of his former boss, George W. Bush, claims in a new book that the White House did not lie about that non-existent weapons of mass destruction that served as the centerpiece for the rationale for invading Iraq in 2003.
The man who was called “Bush’s brain” admits the failure to find any such weapons damaged the credibility of the administration but claims Democrats made the same claims and then acted like they didn’t when they turned on the President with what he calls “a poison-tipped dagger aimed at the heart of the Bush presidency.”
But while Rove defends Bush is expected passion, he admits some mistakes by the administration.
The White House’s lackluster response, he admits was “too passive for two long.” But he lays most of the blame on Democrats in Louisiana.
The book is titled “Courage and Consequence” and critics say it belongs in the fiction section of bookstores.
- Rove admits to error on Iraq as Bush strategist (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Rove on Iraq: Without W.M.D. Threat, Bush Wouldn’t Have Gone to War (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Karl Rove Memoir ‘Courage and Consequence': Iraq War Was Good Idea But Failure To Find WMD’s Hurt White House Credibility (huffingtonpost.com)
- Karl Rove Owes Right-side Bloggers An Apology (riehlworldview.com)
- Rove Says Bush’s Credibility Was Damaged by Iraq (politicalwire.com)