Monday, August 13, 2007

Rove Resigns: news & commentary

Karl Rove announced he will resign his White House post at the end of this month. Described as the chief strategist, mentor and good friend of Pres. Bush, Rove is currently undergoing Congressional scrutiny for his role in the firing of eight White House prosecutors. In July, he received a subpoena from the U.S. Senate but was held immune from testifying by Bush.

In his tenure as top aide to Bush, Rove has been implicated in planning and promoting the war in Iraq, and in leaking the name of an undercover CIA agent in retaliation for remarks made against the Administration's war in Iraq.

For additional news & commentary on Rove's resignation, check out the following links:

BBC News
"I just think it's time," says Rove.

Washington Post
Rove keeps his title but his oversight will change to broad policy issues.

The Wall Street Journal
Rove will return to Texas after his August 31 resignation.
Rove expects Bush's ratings to go up, calls Hillary Clinton a "fatally flawed" candidate.

The Huffington Post

Bob Fertik at blog
"Why did Karl Rove resign?"


Truth Out
Rep. John Conyers calls for Rove's resignation in October 2003.
Former aide and protegee of Rove resigns amid furor of prosecutor firings.
In July, former ambassador Joe Wilson says the President should fire Rove.

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