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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

Let’s Get Political

Governor Deval Patrick and Ayla Brown.ayla

If you’ve been following the news, or you’re from the great state of Massachusetts, you’ve heard these names a lot recently.  Coincidentally, both the Governor of the state and the daughter of newly-elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, are both chatting with BlogTalkRadio hosts on the very same day.

Ayla Brown first made headlines a few years back as a talented contestant on American Idol.  The statuesque Boston College basketball player survived the first two rounds before being dismissed.  Now, she’s been thrust back into the spotlight as the daughter of Senator Scott Brown, who recently won the late Ted Kennedy’s coveted and long-held senate seat, shifting the political tide in the Republican direction.

And Ayla was also singled out by her father during his acceptance speech, when he declared his two daughters’ dating status, “Just in case anyone who’s watching throughout the country, yes they’re both available.”  Is that true? Ayla herself joins Dr. Blogstein tonight to discuss the mortifying event and what she’s looking forward to as a devalSenator’s daughter.

Governor Deval Patrick sympathizes with the stress of being in the spotlight, and he discusses his job and much more with Left Ahead, a show about Massachusetts politics with a progressive viewpoint.  Governor Patrick discusses the state of the Obama administration, the potential he sees for achieving his progressive goals in the state, and how he’s coping with funding issues and the strains of serving in a difficult economic period.

Don’t miss the chance to hear these two political insiders today on BlogTalkRadio.