With an appearance on Fox News Sunday this weekend and an op-ed in the Financial Times on Sunday, former Bush political adviser (and new Newsweek contributor) Karl Rove has been busy injecting himself into the public discourse this week. Rove drew “a range of protesters” to a speech at Duke University last night, where he claimed “the United States has nothing to apologize in its conduct in the world“:
“The United States has nothing to apologize in its conduct in the world,” he said to the audience.
Rove’s presence attracted a range of protesters and civil rights activists who yelled phrases like “You are a murderer” and held up signs that read phrases such as “LIAR” and “Arrest Him.” An activist dressed as a prisoner also came protesting Rove and the United States government’s stance on torture.
In an interview with the Washington Times yesterday, Rove also threatened that “nobody can risk looking disrespectful to the president without paying a price, and [Republican presidential candidates] need to understand that.”