Weekend Watchdog

Bill Scher

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information for the shows, so we can let them know what their viewers want asked.

And on Sunday at 4 PM ET, tune in to Air America Radio’s “Seder on Sundays” program, where I’ll offer the Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up.

For Karl Rove (Fox News Sunday): Earlier this month, you told PBS’ Charlie Rose that it wasn’t President Bush that rushed to attack Iraq without finishing weapons inspections, but Congress:

ROVE: …one of the untold stories about the war is why did the United States Congress, the United States Senate, vote on the war resolution in the fall of 2002 … This administration was opposed to it … the administration was opposed to voting on it in the fall of 2002.

ROSE: Because?

ROVE: Because we didn’t think it belonged within the confines of the election. There was an election coming up within a matter of weeks. We thought it made it too political. We wanted it outside the confines of it. It seemed to make things move too fast. There were things that needed to be done to bring along allies and potential allies abroad…

ROSE: Because your argument — your argument is you would have had maybe more inspections. You would have been able to build a broader coalition. You could have done a whole lot other things if you didn`t have to have a vote, right?

ROVE: Right, right, exactly.

However, you have been contradicted by then-Senate leader Tom Daschle, your former White House boss Andy Card and of course, the contemporaneous words of Bush and Rumsfeld.

How stupid do you think people are?

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