03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rove Faces Down Hecklers

Karl Rove, the former political advisor to President George W. Bush, spoke to a sometimes adversarial crowd of about 1200 last night at the University of Iowa. Rove was often interrupted by the 200 vocal protesters who attended the event. "You've got a chance to ask your questions later and make your stupid statements," Rove told the protesters as the event's moderator struggled to maintain order. "Let me make mine."

Rove defended the war in Iraq. "I know this is a controversial war and I'll defend it and you're happy to ask whatever questions you want about it, but I will tell you this: you cannot help but meet with people as I've met with over the last five years and see the passion and commitment...how they their loved ones felt about the mission they were given," Rove said.

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