Now Corzine’s Outraged
Call fellow Americans liars, losers, war criminals, racists, brain-dead, evil, extreme, and stupid – you utter not a peep.
Attribute every conceivable sinister motive to each action taken, policy proposed and position expressed by Republicans – you offer no rebuke.
Paint a picture of the United States as the greatest force of evil in the world, Photoshop Bush into Hitler and portray the country’s prosecution of the war on terror as blood for oil – you turn a blind eye.
Seek to turn the 9/11 Memorial into a guilt complex that diminishes the memory of Americans lost in the terrorist attacks with exhibits and multimedia presentations of Abu Ghraib – you’re silence is deafening.
Liken the Vice President to Saddam Hussein and publish your first blog post on a site whose author ran a picture of the burnt bodies of American contractors ambushed in Fallujah along with this quip: "I feel nothing over the death of the mercenaries. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them." – you are energizing your voter base.
When you learned Senator Durbin had the following to say about Americans, including more than 600 New Jersey National Guard members stationed at Guantanamo Bay – you were no longer available for a photo-op and the need to call for an apology never entered your mind.
If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.But when you read the following in the New York Times, you couldn’t get your press release out fast enough, demanding an apology of Karl Rove and attacking President Bush.
"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Citing calls by progressive groups to respond carefully to the attacks, Mr. Rove said to the applause of several hundred audience members, "I don't know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground, a side of the Pentagon destroyed, and almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens perish in flames and rubble."Your actions are telling Senator Corzine. Besmirch the United States, the American military, New Jersey National Guardsman and provide propaganda for the enemy and you do not rise to defend, demand apologies or resignations. Why is that Mr. Corzine? Is it because you place your party above your country, above the citizens of New Jersey you are supposed to represent? Or maybe it’s because you are in complete agreement with Senator Durbin’s statement. Maybe it’s because your reasons are all of the above.
Mr. Rove also said American armed forces overseas were in more jeopardy as a result of remarks last week by Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, who compared American mistreatment of detainees to the acts of "Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others.
"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals."
Now when Rove pointed out the over-the-top behavior and rhetoric of a large contingent of liberals in the aftermath of 9/11, you sprang to action. Did you think Rove was attacking you? Why? Do you see yourself as a liberal who saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers? If you didn’t see yourself in Rove’s words, why do you believe you are owed an apology? Why the need to lash out?
US Senator Jon S. Corzine today called on White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove to immediately retract and apologize for his remarks regarding the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks against the United States.The American people are fed up alright. We are sick of liberals using the realities of war, Koran touching and a few jerks at Abu Ghraib to attack the President, smear the country and raise campaign contributions for the sole purpose of liberals gaining political power.
“It is now nearly four years later. Osama Bin Laden remains at large. The President is floundering, his policies are failing, and the American people are fed up. And now his senior advisor – standing blocks from Ground Zero – has injected petty, partisan politics into one of the most tragic but unifying moments of American history. It’s shameful.
Republicans believe the country’s enemies are terrorists; you Senator act as if the Republicans are the enemy. Doubt me, read this Senator and tell us Rove didn’t speak for the majority of the country. If you don’t think so, you are totally out of touch with the mainstream.