Republican strategist Karl Rove ripped the media on Tuesday for attacking Bush administration officials who justified the use of torture. He also praised President Barack Obama for using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens.
The former Bush adviser said on Fox News that officials like Alberto Gonzales, John Yoo, Jay Bybee and others were “excoriated” and “hounded” by liberals and the media. Yet the Obama administration has faced little criticism for justifying the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens.
Though Rove believed the “cowardly” media was “hypocritical” and “callow,” he said he supported the President’s use of drones.
“I want to be clear, I’m not with them on the side of believing this is a wrong policy. I want to give the President the benefit of the doubt. I do believe the president has to have the tools like this to deal with people like al-Awlaki,” Rove said, noting the U.S. citizen was actively involved in terrorism plots against the United States. “And God bless President Obama for having the courage to take him out.”
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