Perhaps Mr. Rove believes all American soldiers are conservatives. When he made his callous remarks about the differences in liberals and conservatives, he failed to exclude the liberal soldier. He also failed to exclude the liberal soldier’s family. Mr. Rove made a large mistake because he apparently forgot that liberal soldiers bleed and die in war just like conservative soldiers do.
What does the family of the liberal soldier feel when they read that Mr. Rove said, "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," and "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."? What does the liberal soldier feel when he reads those words?
Mr. Rove said, "Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said we will defeat our enemies. Liberals saw what happened to us and said we must understand our enemies." What does that say to the liberal soldier and to his family back home?
While many conservatives are quick to object to anything they deem to be unpatriotic or not supportive of our troops, will they object now? Now that Mr. Rove has said what he did about liberals, will the conservatives attack him for being unpatriotic because he made such statements about liberal soldiers? Will they demand an apology from Mr. Rove? Will they point out that such statements by Mr. Rove play into the hands of our enemy and undercut our soldiers’ determination? Will they object to some of our soldiers being described as liberals who "saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers"? We’ll see.
When Mr. Rove made his statements about his perception of liberals and conservatives he forgot to take into consideration that there is a war going on. While he berates liberals, liberal soldiers are dying in the war that is being fought for fabricated reasons. Those fabricated reasons were created by conservatives who "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war." They prepared for a war that included liberals and conservatives, Mr. Rove.