Privileged And Impotent

My LULZ of the day came from this Karl Rove prognostication, which I saw courtesy of ThinkProgress’ Faiz Shakir:

"One year from now, Gitmo won’t be closed…. If it is, there will be an uproar in the U.S. about where to put these people."

Uh, maybe, you know, I guess, who knows. But it’s delicious to see Rove still clinging to this idea. In 2006, recall, he boasted that Democratic opposition to warrantless surveillance and — wait for it — support for civilian trials for Guantanamo detainees would prove a punishing blow for the Dems in the midterm elections. How’d that work out? Oh, and a couple months ago, someone you may have heard of won one of the greatest American electoral landslides of the past 100 years by campaigning against the Iraq war, against torture and against Guantanamo. Democrats might not really be so scared here.

In fairness to Rove, he won two difficult elections in the wake of 9/11 by scaring the hell out of people, including one amidst a disastrous war waged for discredited reasons. So you can’t really blame him for thinking the magic will last forever. But he kind of looks like Dirk Diggler during a crucial moment in Boogie Nights right now. You know the one I’m talking about.

Crossposted to The Streak.

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