Rove: Rutgers Should Also Keep Out Dems Who Supported Iraq War

Monday, 05 May 2014 09:27 PM

By Greg Richter

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After a student and faculty protest prompted former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to back out as commencement speaker at Rutgers University, Republican operative Karl Rove said he expects the same treatment of Democrats who supported the Iraq War.

Appearing Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Rove called the protest against Rice "hypocritical and stupid" as well as factually inaccurate.

"They accused her of torture and water-boarding," Rove said.

Water-boarding has been held not to be torture, he said, and if it was, the Obama administration would be obligated to seek charges.

President Barack Obama and current and past defense secretaries also should be held accountable by the Rutgers protesters, he said, because the government water-boards military personnel as part of training.

The technique has been called torture by some because it causes a person to feel he is drowning. It has been used on terrorist suspects in an attempt to gain intelligence.

Rove said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been invited to speak on campus even though she voted for the Iraq War as a senator, as did current Secretary of State John Kerry.

Rove said Rice showed class by backing out of the speech, saying it would cause a distraction on an important day for graduates.

"But shame on the little totalitarians of the left and their faculty agents who perpetuated this," he added.

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