And We Should Believe These Guys Why?
The Washington Post reports that Karl Rove has come back from the politically dead to outline the Republican's 2006 campaign strategy. Rove speaking to the Republican National Committee was quoted:
"At the core, we are dealing with two parties that have fundamentally different views on national security," Rove said. "Republicans have a post-9/11 worldview and many Democrats have a pre-9/11 worldview. That doesn't make them unpatriotic -- not at all. But it does make them wrong -- deeply and profoundly and consistently wrong."Well, if it's one thing Rove, Bush and company know something about, it's being "wrong." The Post continued:
Mehlman and Rove accused the Democrats of trying to weaken the USA Patriot Act and of embracing calls for a premature exit from Iraq. They defended Bush's use of warrantless eavesdropping to gather intelligence about possible terrorist plots. "Do Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean really think that when the NSA is listening in on terrorists planning attacks on America, they need to hang up when those terrorists dial their sleeper cells in the United States?" Mehlman asked. Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the House minority leader.So, one has to ask based on the Bush track record, should we really buy what these guys are peddling? They were wrong on weapons of mass destruction. They were wrong on Iraq's nuclear program. They were wrong about Mission Accomplished. They were and continue to be wrong about the "insurgency".
So, when they knowingly feed the American people a line about how we have to side step the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, to spy on Americans because Osama Bin Laden is calling, don't you believe it for a second. Osama Bin Laden is not calling on Americans' telephones or sending them secretive emails. And, if he were there are safeguards built into law to account for those unlikely possibilities.
When they say the Bush critics are all wrong (meaning unpatriotic) don't you believe it for a second. Many, are well meaning, clear thinking individuals who have served their country far more nobly than Carl Rove, George Bush, or Dick Cheney.
The Bush Administration has yet to get it right on Iraq and its connection to national security. I see no reason yet to believe anything they say on the subject, particularly when it runs contrary to our American values, so deeply rooted in our history.