"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
Considering the proper hierarchy, I cannot appropriately compare the comments of a Senator to that of a mere advisor; however, for the sake of argument I will indulge in this engagement. One must approach the discussion with a spirit of good faith and intellectual honesty. Both of the respective speakers relied on a solitary source for their statements, yet the difference between these two sources is nothing less than striking.
Culling through thousands of documents and scores of reports regarding America's treatment of prisoners at Guantanemo Bay, Durbing found a solitary document that disparaged the treatment of those prisoners. These pieces of information amongst the mass of counterveiling data were presumed fact. Yet, this burdens changes whith each new production of evidence, which explains the thousands of documents and scores of investigations....
Rove cited one mode of proposed response to the attacks on this country on September 11, 2001. This proposition was manifested by liberals and has seen reverberations in each way we fight the war on terrorism. Recently, this is highlighted by the proposed methodologies for treatment of prisoners.
I find it comical how Democrats can utter comments out of both sides of their mouth and still have respect in themselves, and one another. The approach proposed by MoveOn.org immediately after September 11, 2001 has been the same approach, and position consistently proposed throughout each endeavor in this war. And, when this approach is spotlighted, it is chastised and those that cling to it, let go....for the time being.
Rove- "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. In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban; in the wake of 9/11, liberals believed it was time to… submit a petition. I am not joking. Submitting a petition is precisely what Moveon.org did. It was a petition imploring the powers that