Day 7 Highlights from the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival

July 8, 2007  • Institute Contributor

Highlights from the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival

(Aspen, Colorado, July 8, 2007) – The Aspen Institute and the Atlantic release the following highlights from the final day of the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.  For inquiries, please contact Amy Thompson at 202-285-2997 or [email protected]

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KARL ROVE COMES TO ASPEN
Republican strategist Karl Rove today called President Bush’s decision on Scooter Libby “judicious.”  Before hundreds of festival goers, Rove discussed a myriad of issues with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson, including global warming, the Iraq war, and the President’s failed immigration bill. 

Rove said that CO2 levels in the U.S. have dropped in the last year, and talked up the President’s “twenty-in-ten” plan to reduce emissions.  In regards to Iraq, Rove said that the troop surge would enable the U.S. to start drawing down troop levels in Iraq, possibly as soon as next year.  And, Rove expressed disappointment with the comprehensive immigration bill, calling it a “good bill that should have been passed.”

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TODAY’S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Please visit http://www.aifestival.org/index2.php?menu=3&sub=4 to watch the clips from Saturday’s conversation with President Bill Clinton.

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[email protected] BLOG – TODAY’S DISCUSSIONS
What does The Atlantic’s Ross Douthat have to say about Karl Rove’s morning discussion?  Log on and join the discussion at http://aspenideas.theatlantic.com/

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