Friday, August 24, 2007



Morning tidbit to chew on....

(WARNING: GET CAFFEINE FIRST)

Rove's Departure Tied to Iran Attack - Ray McGovern

Karl Rove's announced departure from the White House came as a surprise. The architect of the Bush presidency and acclaimed Republican strategist will step down at the end of this month "to spend more time with his family". The timing is interesting and there has been speculation as to his real reasons for leaving.

In a recent piece on Alternet by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, he writes that one of his associates at VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), Phil Geraldi, believes Rove's resignation has to do with a disagreement over the planned upcoming strike against Iran.

In short, it seems possible that Rove, who is no one's dummy and would not want to be required to "spin" an unnecessary war on Iran, may have lost the battle with Cheney over the merits of a military strike on Iran, and only then decided -- or was urged -- to spend more time with his family.


Go read the whole thing. It is laid out for all to see.

9 Comments:

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Oy.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

hmmm, If they are seriously considering a strike on Iran, Cheney must think it will help Republicans come 2008. If we survive it, I think it would doom the Republican party since the majority of this country is so tired of war, this administrations lies to get us into war and its overall eagerness to use war as the only solution to solving conflicts of interest we have with other nations.

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Kirsten said...

What kind of world is it when Karl Rove is against a new war?

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

What kind of world is it when Rove is FOR any unnecessary war?

And oy.

This, coupled with my post yesterday about the new NIE report is so damned unnerving.

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

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At 12:59 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Double posting already? Or is the neocon Blogger at it again?

 
At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1."Cheney must think it will help Republicans come 2008".
Cheney is not political. He doesn't give a crap about anyone including the GOP politicians.

2. I think Rove left due to the recent attention paid to the politicization of government departments. I'm sure he or his staff was contacted for comment. It was clearly illegal/wrong and he would have had to resign in disgrace.

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Blogger hates me. I'll delete the double post.

 
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