Surprise, surprise. Congressional Republicans and the White House are circling the wagons and defending Chief Propagandist Karl Rove for Rove's comments about liberals being soft on terrorism. Last Wednesday, Rove said: ...whereas conservatives geared themselves up for war. Predictably, Rove's remark drew criticism from Democrats, many of whom called for Rove's apology or even resignation. Of course, not only is that not happening, but the White House is offering a laughable defense of Rove: In point of fact, Rove did mention Moveon.org in his speech, continuing: Of course, the point here is obfuscation. One trick is to associate Moveon.org with 9-11peace.org. In fact, the only association I've been able to find between the two is a blog by some guy named Jordan Powell who claims that the organizations are linked by the same organizers, although he doesn't offer any proof. Also, if you go to 911peace.org's site, you will see that what they are only advocating reasoned reaction to 9/11, as opposed to blind anti-Arab prejudice. All of this is, obviously, aside from the tactic of implying that this means that all liberals are wishy-washy when it comes to terrorism. We really need a rapidly-spinning smiley to denote White House propaganda.