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Karl Rove’s Hindsight on Iraq’s WMDs: ‘I Should Have Stood Up and Rang the Warning Bell’

Karl Rove could kick himself for not taking a stance against his political foes on the weapons of mass destruction debate.

Interviewed on African American Conservatives, the former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush recalls taking flack during the overthrow of since-executed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Karl: Calls Dems on carpet for "rewriting history."

Karl: Calls Dems on carpet for "rewriting history."

“You have pointed out that many prominent Democrats reversed their position in favor of countering the military threat posed by Saddam Hussein with an attack that they, quote, ‘Hoped to turn the American people against the president with a simple charge that was meant to be politically lethal: Bush had lied about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the threat posed by Saddam Hussein,'” host Marie Stroughter tells Karl, who resigned in 2007 amidst various White House scandals.

“To what degree,” Marie then asks, “was this tactic dishonest and—dishonest as it obviously was—effective?”

“I think it was effective largely because Continue reading