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On his last day in the White House, Karl Rove gave President Bush one last politically charged booster shot.
In an essay published by the conservative National Review, Rove predicted that the president he has loyally served for more than a decade would be judged positively by history, and he took the opportunity to bash calls for a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Rove reiterated the comparison of a troop withdrawal to the aftermath of Vietnam.
"History will see President Bush as right, and the opponents of his policy as mistaken -- as George McGovern was in his time," Rove wrote.
President Bush made headlines earlier this month when he reminded of the years of turmoil that followed America's withdrawal from Vietnam in 1975, and some historians said Bush's analogy to the situation in Iraq was inaccurate.
Rove argued that history's view of Bush would be more "clear-eyed" than the assessments of current administration critics.
"He will be judged as a man of moral clarity who put America on a wartime footing in the dangerous struggle against radical Islamic terrorism," Rove wrote. Read more...