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Monday, May 16, 2016

Karl Rove line up photograph

Karl Rove has less credibility than Baghdad Bob

I don't know who the communications manager is for Mr. Karl Rove, the self proclaimed political pundit; but, whoever the person in charge is, should immediately take down this police line up image of the right winger before people begin to adopt this image as his mug shot.  Mr. Rove lost all credibility in the 2012 election, he's like "Baghdad Bob" (Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf)- the Iraq sponkesperson who ranted about nothing during the 2004, Coalition invasion).

Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf spoke during news conferences in Baghdad on March 24, 2003. (Reuters)
Reported in The Atlantic

In March of 2003, Saddam's Minister of Information was everybody's favorite inadvertent comedian. Sporting a kicky black beret and delightfully bombastic lexicon, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf appeared on TV daily to predict American failure and deny the Baghdad invasion--sometimes even as U.S. tanks appeared behind him. "He's great," President George W. Bush said of Sahaf, admitting that he occasionally interrupted meetings to watch Sahaf's briefings. "Someone accused us of hiring him and putting him there. He was a classic."

Sahaf became the subject of T-shirts, mugs, adoring websites, a pop song, and an action figure. Besides adding levity to news cycles otherwise filled with fuzzy green explosions, Sahaf represented everything that made Iraq's invasion seem not quite like a real war. Wars are serious, and this guy was adorable (??). 

Frankly, I'd hardly say Rove is even close to being adorable, but he has even less credibility than Baghdad Bob.

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