Urgent Memo From Karl Rove: The Saddam Verdict and Nuremberg
I’m ordering all members of the Right Wing Propaganda Machine to stop comparing the Saddam verdict to the Nuremburg trials - effective immediately. I’ll explain in a moment.
First, great job denying we had anything to do with the timing here. It is absolutely essential that you maintain that line no matter what. Let me lead you through the implications: We’ve already said that there’s an upturn of violence prior to our Mid-Term Elections. Remember, that’s how we explained all those American soldiers killed in October? If the American People realize that we could have delayed this verdict another 48 hours till the announcement would be safer for our troops, they’ll be hell to pay. They could point out that Saddam is being held in an American facility, guarded by American soldiers. We could have just said he was sick for a few days, to spare the increased threat to our own soldiers. We could have said the life of one American soldier is worth more than pulling a political stunt like this in a desperate attempt to sway an election. So it is absolutely essential that the American People don’t realize that we planned this whole thing months ago. Remember, we all know the mainstream media didn’t cover it, but it has been appearing on radical websites as early as September.
Oh well, I’m not too worried about the Public. Even though we occupy Iraq and have spent a third of a trillion dollars so far, there's no reason to assume we could control an event like this for our political gain. We did but if you keep repeating the opposite, we can sell them the B.S. that this just dropped into our laps.
Better yet: Suggest the timing was the work of Jesus. That could play well with the whack-jobs in our religious base. It did happen on a Sunday, didn't it? So get out there and play the God card, at least for a couple of more days.
Okay, the Nuremberg thing: Some of you have been getting carried away and gone off-script here. Yes, there are historical comparisons to the Nuremberg Trials, and I admit it does play well in terms of some of our other themes - that the Invasion of Iraq was like the Invasion of Normandy, that this is World War 3, and that President Bush is our Winston Churchill.
However, need I remind you that an actual Nuremberg prosecutor was still alive a few months ago and he advocated putting President Bush on trial for war crimes, along with Saddam? Do you see how that is sort of AWKWARD!!!!!!!!!!! So knock it off, will you please?
Okay, sorry to vent. It’s been a long campaign. Keep up the good work and I’ll have the memo on how to handle the rigged voting machines to you by Monday afternoon.