In his new memoir “Courage and Consequence,” Republican strategist Karl Rove admits that no Weapons of Mass Destruction were found in Iraq, and his failure to not push back harder against then-president George W. Bush’s insistence to invade Iraq was “one of the worst mistakes he made” during the Bush Administration.
“Having seen how much carnage four airplanes could cause, Bush was determined to do all he could to prevent the most powerful weapons from falling into the hands of the world’s most dangerous dictators,” Rove writes, explaining that Bush did not knowingly mislead the American public about the existence of such weapons.
Rove writes that the failure to find WMDs in Iraq is what ultimately led to a lack of credibility for the Bush Administration, and dwindling support for the war.
In the book, Rove also defends Bush’s handling of the Katrina disaster of 2005, laying blame on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, both Democrats.