Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Karl Rove and the Elephant in the Living Room

In all the discussion about Karl Rove and the disclosure of classified information about a CIA operative (former diplomat Joe Wilson's wife), no one is mentioning the obvious question: If Rove made this disclosure deliberately to smear Wilson, then the logical next question should be:

What did George Bush know, and when did he know it?

Karl Rove is the president's closest advisor; if this was a deliberate and malicious act, are we really to believe that George Bush was not a part of this, or at least knew that it was going to happen?

This goes beyond any possible violation of the law in terms of disclosure of classified information; it also goes to the heart of the reasons Bush stated for the bombing and invasion of Iraq, and possible punitive action against someone who was challenging the administration's "facts" regarding the decision to go to war. This situation needs to be thoroughly investigated, and the questions should not stop with research into Rove, but into the entire White House administration and its tactics in promoting its policies.

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