Quote Of The Day

Sunday, March 14, 2010

This Has Merit - Reality Check

Frank Rich , 'The New Rove-Cheney Assault on Reality': '[T]he revisionist floodgates have opened with the simultaneous arrival of Karl Rove's memoir and Keep America Safe, a new right-wing noise machine invented by Dick Cheney's daughter Liz and the inevitable William Kristol. This gang's rewriting of history knows few bounds. ... Could any of this non-reality-based shtick stick? So far the answer is No. Rove's book and Keep America Safe could be the best political news for the White House in some time. This new eruption of misinformation and rancor vividly reminds Americans why they couldn't wait for Bush and Cheney to leave Washington. But the old regime's attack squads are relentless and shameless. The Obama administration, which put the brakes on any new investigations into Bush- Cheney national security malfeasance upon taking office, will sooner or later have to strike back. Once the Bush-Cheney failures in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran again come home to roost, as they undoubtedly and explosively will, someone will have to remind our amnesia-prone nation who really enabled America's enemies in the run-up to 9/11 and in its aftermath. ... If we are really to keep America safe, it's essential we remember exactly which American politicians empowered Iran, Al Qaeda and the Taliban from 2001 to 2008, and why.'