Karl Rove Writes Book of Lies
His new book has no qualms about distorting history
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2010 10:38 AM CST
George W. Bush and Karl Rove in a 2005 file photo.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

(Newser) – Dana Milbank has finished reading Karl Rove's book, and it nearly made him "choke on a pretzel." He marvels at Rove's unapologetic rewrite of history on everything from the Iraq war, to torture, to Katrina, to the deficit. In fact, the near-perfect recall falters only on the Valerie Plame scandal. How odd. Rove has had two-plus years to reflect, and "his lessons learned are those of a job applicant who claims that his greatest weakness is being too conscientious," writes Milbank at the Washington Post.

"He doesn't regret the Iraq war; he regrets that he did not attack the war's critics more fiercely. He doesn't regret the administration's bungling of the Katrina response; he regrets the lack of Republican leadership in Louisiana." If Rove is telling the truth, Milbank, a former White House beat reporter, would like to offer this correction: "Every article about George W. Bush ever written by Dana Milbank was wrong. The Post regrets the error."

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principacia
Mar 8, 2010 2:58 PM CST
OH Please! There were so many liars and grandstanders in that scene it was and is sickening
foodchain11
Mar 7, 2010 3:40 AM CST
No kidding Dana Milbank, I didin't know you had it in you! A mind capable of seeing truth, even after a very long time. I just wish you could help others see what is in front of them. Every person in this country could benefit if they could see what is so plainly true.
Alz
Mar 7, 2010 2:49 AM CST
It's the liberals/Progressives that really lie. And there are Progressives in the Republican Party, but Rover isn't one of them. Milbank is useless. I don't know what Rove said about Katrina, but the lies from liberals were ginormous. The Federal response was a full day faster than previous hurricanes and Katrina was as big as Great Britain in terms of the area affected. The problem for liberals is New Orleans is/was a picture of liberalism - full of corruption and waste. New Orleans was already under indictment for fraud in temrs of misusing flood monies well before Katrina. New Orleans was a mess and all we heard about is Bush. Popular Mechanics did a good job of going through the myths of Katrina: http://www.popularmechanics.co...