Karl Rove's forthcoming memoir Courage and Consequence purports to respond to critics by "putting the record straight," but Media Matters has found that Rove's book is full of falsehoods. Below is an ongoing list of Rove's misinformation in the book, which Media Matters obtained in advance of its scheduled release.
Former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz claimed that Iraqi oil revenues would help pay for reconstruction of the country. Sunday, Karl Rove denied the Bush administration ever made that claim. “[T]he suggestion that somehow or another the administration had as its policy, ‘We’re going to go in to Iraq and take their resource and pay for [...]
THE opening salvo, fired on Fox News during Thanksgiving week, aroused little notice: Dana Perino, the former White House press secretary, declared that we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush s term. Rudy Giuliani upped the ante on ABC s Good Morning America in January. We had no domestic attacks under Bush, he said. We ve had one under Obama. (He apparently meant the Fort Hood shootings.)
Karl Rove told BBC that he was proud the US used enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding on terror detainees. This video is from BBC, broadcast March 11, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com