Saturday, July 16, 2005

Cartoon #197: “Karl Rove”

Title: Karl Rove; Text: (Karl Rove casting shadow of Nixon)

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, the most influencial presidential confidant since Texas kingmaker Edward Mandel House, began his career as an admirer of Richard Nixon. His career may end in a similar fashion to Nixon’s. Rove is at the center of questions and serious criminal investigations regarding the disclosure of a CIA operative’s name. Democrats, of course, have been all over this, salivating at the the impending fall of “George Bush’s Brain.” Rove deserves to be in jail for many reasons. This is not one of them. There is a larger trap being set here for liberals, progressives and people of good will. How? Why?

The law Rove is being accused of violating came into existence as a result of the exposure of criminal CIA agents in Philip Agee’s book of revelations about his own nefarious role in the CIA’s evil history. Having discovered his conscience, Agee did a good thing. The Nazi, neo-con, nutty, right-wing, police staters went ballistic. Those renegade, CIA criminal cowboys wanted and got this law making it a federal crime to knowingly reveal the identity of an undercover CIA operative. In their glee over Karl Rove having been caught violating a law he helped father, Democrats are falling into a trap of being hypocrits should they ever come to their senses again and oppose this fascist law.

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