Read time: 1 minute

Karl Rove Blames Tom Daschle For 2002 Iraq Resolution

[media id=3414] [media id=3415] This morning on Fox News Sunday, Karl Rove--who is quickly becoming the laughing stock of Washington-- appeared wit

icon Download icon Download

This morning on Fox News Sunday, Karl Rove--who is quickly becoming the laughing stock of Washington-- appeared with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (chair of the DCCC) to talk politics. When the discussion turned to Iraq, Van Hollen seized the opportunity to confront Rove for his failed attempt to blame the Democrats for pushing the White House into voting on the 2002 Iraq war invasion resolution. Rove's response? Why, it was all the fault of former Democratic Senator, Tom Daschle. What?

Yes, the truth finally comes out -- the tyrannical, warmongering Tom Daschle was out on the news shows in 2002, beating the drums of war and eventually the Bush administration, with his boot to their throat, relented and let the Democrats have their war.

Van Hollen reads a statement from former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer, who refutes Rove's claims, but missed the opportunity to bring up Andrew Card, who not only refuted Rove's claims, but used him as a punchline earlier this week. Rove kept spinning, but eventually, host Chris Wallace put an end to the discussion. Let's hope Turdblossom stays out there making a fool of himself for as long as possible...

Think Progress has more...

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team