A soon-to-be-released book by Karl Rove is the latest attempt from disgraced former Bush administration officials to rewrite history and George W. Bush’s legacy. According to the Associated Press, which has a copy of the book that will be released Tuesday, Rove blames himself for not pushing back against claims that President George W. Bush took the country to war with Iraq under false pretenses, referring to it as one of the worst mistakes he made during the Bush presidency.
Despite evidence documenting, among other things, at least 935 lies used by the Bush administration to get public support for invading Iraq, Rove claims Bush did not knowlingly mislead the American public about alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). It’s also well known that the U.S. intended to invade Iraq two years before Bush was appointed to the Presidency by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Setting aside the fact that the vast majority of the Bush presidency was nothing but false premises and lies designed to subvert the Constitution and American rights and freedoms while enriching a select, corrupt few, there are many other factors that Rove has selectively forgotten or intentionally lied about in his attempt to save Bush’s legacy.
Rove is the latest in the long line of Bush administration officials who, in addition to trying to save face and Bush’s legacy, are desperate to make sure they’re not held accountable for their crimes against humanity and acts of treason against the U.S.