Karl Rove Says It Is "Highly Unusual" that Obama Press Secretary and Political Adviser Attend War Cabinet Meetings - Video 10/19/09
Here is video of Karl Rove reacting to accusations by Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who claimed virtually nothing has been done in Afghanistan in eight years of U.S. presence there. Emanuel claimed they were having to start from scratch in Afghanistan.
Rove pointed out in a picture of Obama's "War Council," that David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs are present at the meeting. Rove said that is "highly unusual." In his years in the Bush White House, he said he never attended a war cabinet meeting. He also said it is unwise to put your press secretary in a meeting where they may hear information they will have to deny or "dissemble about" rather than reveal sensitive war information to the press.
At the 45 second remaining mark of the video, Rove said the Obama Administration has "destabilized the Karzai" Government in Afghanistan by actually sending in James Carville to help with the campaign of President Karzai's opponent!