by all rights ought to be in the Hague. He is a War Criminal. argue it any way you choose it will not change the facts. Rove is a member of the Bush Crimes Family.
FIRST THINGS FIRST...
if President Obama and the Democratic Led 111th Congress would have done what was right and not what was political decorum, Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld, Rove, and a host of other Bush administration officials would be in the Hague either standing trial or awaiting trial for War Crimes of which they are guilty.
The boasted about torture of Khalid Sheik Mohammed is more than enough, too bring Bushies like Rove up on charges.
FROM THE GUARDIAN...
"...George Bush admitted yesterday that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was waterboarded by the US, and said he would do it again "to save lives". "Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," the former president told a business audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "I'd do it again to save lives." Waterboarding is a simulated drowning technique that the Obama administration has said is torture. Mohammed was captured in Pakistan in 2003 and is the most senior al-Qaida operative in US custody. In his speech, Bush also defended the decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003. He said ousting Saddam Hussein "was the right thing to do and the world is a better place without him". ..." guardian June 3, 2010Unfortunately President Obama and the Democrats felt they were giving everyone a fresh start. I wonder how they feel about that now that these right wing War criminal types such as Rove are free too run around the Country raise millions of dollars promoting LIES and a false record for the Obama Administration?
FROM BARACKOBAMADOTCOM...Factchecking Karl Rove GPS AD LIES
"...The conservative advocacy group Crossroads GPS has a new ad that says President Barack Obama has broken his campaign promises. The ad says, "President Obama’s agenda promised so much," then recounts several areas where it says Obama broke his promises. One those points is about taxes. The ad shows video of Obama saying, "If you are a family making less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes go up." The ad’s narrator says, "Broken: Obamacare raises 18 different taxes. … We need solutions, not just promises." The text on the screen says, "$503 billion between 2010 and 2019." ..."
"...The ad makes a sweeping claim about taxes that suggests broad increases. It says that the health care law raised 18 different taxes, citing an analysis from the Heritage Foundation. We know from our previous research on the law that it does in fact raise taxes. But when we looked at the issue in January 2011, we found only 13 measures that could reasonably be considered tax increases. (The other items were mostly new regulations.) Many of those taxes are aimed at health insurance companies, drug manufacturers, medical device makers or high earners, not people who make less than $250,000, as the ad says. (See our detailed list of taxes in the health care law.) When we looked at the list with the Crossroads statement in mind, we found only five taxes that might apply to individuals making less than $250,000. ..."
"...But the statement from Crossroads is different. It makes the sweeping claim that the health care law raises 18 taxes on people who make less than $250,000 when in fact many of the taxes are on corporations and health care companies. Only a few of them are on individuals in that income range. Obama’s tax cuts for workers On the other side of the equation, though, Obama has cut taxes for many people of modest means. Obama pushed for small tax credits in the economic stimulus of 2009. The "Making Work Pay" tax credit amounted to about $400 per worker per year for two years. Then, in 2010, Obama hammered out a deal with Republicans for lower payroll taxes. That lowered them by 2 percent; with a maximum tax break of about $2,202 per year.
Those tax cuts apply to all workers, while the health care tax hikes apply to more limited groups, such as smokers and indoor tanners. Our ruling The Crossroads ad says Obama "promised" families making less than $250,000 a year would not see taxes go up, but "Obamacare raises 18 different taxes." Obama has increased a few taxes -- on tobacco and tanning -- that hit people making less than $250,000. But he also gets credit for tax breaks for workers, most notably a payroll tax holiday that is still in effect. The Crossroads ad wrongly implies that people of modest means are getting hit with 18 tax increases because of the health care law. In fact, most of the taxes in the health care law are on high-income individuals or the health care industry. We rate their statement Mostly False...." politifact
DID OBAMA BREAK PROMISES ON HEALTHCARE???
"...One promise is about health insurance: The ad shows Obama saying, "If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan." "Broken," the ad’s narrator says. "Millions could lose their health care coverage and be forced into a government pool." We’ll fact-check the ad’s other claims in separate reports. Here, we’ll look at people losing their health care. Here at PolitiFact, we consider ourselves experts on the president’s campaign promises. Our Obameter tracks more than 500 campaign promises Obama made during the 2008 campaign, including many promises about health care. ..."
"...Give tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums "Income-based sliding scale tax credits will be provided for people and families who need it." MORE..."
"...Obama often said during his 2008 campaign for president that if people liked their health insurance, they wouldn’t have to change it under his proposal, and he continued to say it as president. "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan," he said at a 2009 town hall meeting. What Obama was talking about was the way his plan left in place the current health care system in the United States. Instead of completely revamping the system, Obama’s plan put more regulations on insurance companies, and it offered subsidies to coverage for the uninsured so they could either buy insurance on their own or sign up for the existing program of Medicaid. Most significantly, his plan left in place both Medicare for seniors and employer-provided insurance for workers...."
"...Millions lose coverage? The Crossroads ad adds a new wrinkle on this fear-laced claim: "Millions could lose their health care coverage and be forced into a government pool." Text on the screen sources the claim to The Hill’s "Health Watch" column of March 15, 2012. The Hill is a newspaper that covers Washington and Congress. When we dug into this claim, we found The Hill’s coverage referred to a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office, a respected independent agency that conducts economic analysis of pending and existing law...."
|Karl Rove LIED|
"...Our rulingThe Crossroads ad says Obama "promised" people could keep their health plans, but "millions could lose their health care coverage and be forced into a government pool." Actually, Obama’s plan leaves the existing health system largely in place. And "millions" of uninsured will actually gain coverage, according to independent analysis. Also, there’s no option for a government-run health care option under the new health insurance exchanges. The term "government pool" seems aimed at confusing this issue. In fact, the health care plan Obama promised on the campaign trail looks an awful lot like what was put into law: Leave the existing health care system in place, beef up regulations on insurance companies, and offer assistance to the uninsured to help them sign up for health coverage. We rate the statement False. ..." politifact
I don't put too much into my trust of Politifact. Their rating style can be ridiculous. However, 9 times out of 10 when they're right they're spot-on.
more too come