. . . Thursday June 23, 2005

Preparing for War

So the reaction to the obviously orchestrated comments by Karl Rove is heating up.

The Rovian line in question:

Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.

I have to tell you, as a so-called liberal, a regular consumer of left coast therapy and a major proponent of understanding, I really don’t feel that driven to get excited and anxiously defend myself and my Party against Karl’s comments. They were delivered to illicit just such a response.

I just want to clarify one thing. In 9-11′s aftermath of twisted metal and deadly clouds of despair and shock, it was not the Conservatives who prepared for war. It was the men and women who of the U.S. military who prepared for war.

I think it makes sense to get that part right. Don’t mistake tough talk for tough walk.

Concentration is important!