In the wake of the “Rove Leaked Plame” non-story many have been wondering which dictator/tyrant he will be compared to by the left. After all, many on the left already blame Rove for everything from stopped-up drains to failed marriages (some even for their early demise), its only fitting that they pick and extra-special bad guy to compare Rove to.
Will it be Hitler? Stalin? Pol Pot?
Nope, looks like they’re going with Osama bin Laden:
KARL ROVE: WORSE THAN OSAMA BIN LADEN
NEW YORK–In war collaborators are more dangerous than enemy forces, for they betray with intimate knowledge in painful detail and demoralize by their cynical example. This explains why, at the end of occupations, the newly liberated exact vengeance upon their treasonous countrymen even they allow foreign troops to conduct an orderly withdrawal.
If, as state-controlled media insists, there is such a creature as a Global War on Terrorism, our enemies are underground Islamist organizations allied with or ideologically similar to those that attacked us on 9/11. But who are the collaborators?
The right points to critics like Michael Moore, yours truly, and Ward Churchill, the Colorado professor who points out the gaping chasm between America’s high-falooting rhetoric and its historical record. But these bête noires are guilty only of the all-American actions of criticism and dissent, not to mention speaking uncomfortable truths to liars and deniers. As far as we know, no one on what passes for the “left” (which would be the center-right anywhere else) has betrayed the United States in the GWOT. No anti-Bush progressive has made common cause with Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan or any other officially designated “terrorist” group. No American liberal has handed over classified information or worked to undermine the CIA.
But it now appears that Karl Rove, GOP golden boy, has done exactly that.
Amazing, isn’t it?
There is absolutely no evidence available to us now that can prove that Rove leaked Plame’s name to the press. There is evidence to suggest that he could have done it, but none proving that he did.
Of course, people like Ted Rall aren’t going to let silly little things like “facts” and “burden of proof” get in the way of a good rant.
Rob Port is the owner and operator of Say Anything.