Saturday, July 9

Blair vs. Rove

by justmy2 @ 7/09/2005 11:48:00 AM

Based on the quotes below, I would love to hear what Karl Rove and President Bush think about Tony Blair's approach to the War on Terror, if I were a member of the elite Washington press...

Karl Rove - June 22, 2005

Rove, in a speech Wednesday evening to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, said, "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he said, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."

Tony Blair -- July 9, 2005

In an address on British Broadcasting Corp. radio Saturday, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain must defend against terrorism _ but must also strive to understand the underlying causes of the violence, which he identified as deprivation, lack of democracy and ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

"I think this type of terrorism has very deep roots," Blair said. "As well as dealing with the consequences of this _ trying to protect ourselves as much as any civil society can _ you have to try to pull it up by its roots."

That meant boosting understanding between people of difference religions, helping people in the Middle East see a path to democracy and easing the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, he said.

I wonder if anyone in the Monday White House briefing will be interested in finding out the President's opinion on this dispute between Mr. Rove and Prime Minister Blair...


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