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The Cat's Out of The Bag

Lewis "Scooter" Libby apparently had serious qualms about leaking classified intelligence to the press, but he was quickly persuaded to drop them. There was pressure from his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, who advised him that the president had authorized Libby to do so. End of discussion.
But . . .
Fitzgerald asserted that "the president was unaware of the role" that Libby "had in fact played in disclosing" Plame's CIA status. The prosecutor gave no such assurance [regarding] Cheney.
Nevertheless . . .
Libby at first told the vice president that he could not have the July 8, 2003, conversation with Miller because of the classified nature of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, Fitzgerald said. Libby testified to the grand jury "that the vice president later advised him that the president had authorized defendant to disclose the relevant portions" of the NIE.

Libby testified that he also spoke to David Addington, then counsel to the vice president, "whom defendant considered to be an expert in national security law, and Mr. Addington opined that presidential authorization to publicly disclose a document amounted to a declassification of the document."

Libby testified that he was specifically authorized to disclose the key judgments of the classified intelligence document because it was thought that its conclusions were "fairly definitive" against what Wilson had said and the vice president thought that it was "very important" for those key judgments to come out, the court papers stated.

After Wilson began attacking the administration, Cheney had a conversation with Libby, expressing concerns on whether a CIA-sponsored trip to the African nation of Niger by Wilson "was legitimate or whether it was in effect a junket set up by Mr. Wilson's wife," Fitzgerald wrote. The suggestion that Plame sent her husband on the Africa trip has gotten widespread circulation among White House loyalists.

Wilson said he had concluded on his trip that it was highly doubtful Niger had sold uranium yellowcake to Iraq.

The prosecutor's court papers offer a glimpse inside the White House when the Justice Department launched a criminal investigation of the Plame leak in September 2003.

Libby "implored White House officials" to issue a statement saying he had not been involved in revealing Plame's identity,
and that when his initial efforts met with no success, he "sought the assistance of the vice president in having his name cleared," the prosecutor stated.

The White House eventually said neither Libby nor Karl Rove had been involved in the leak. Rove remains under criminal investigation.
Libby was clearly involved in revealing Plame's identity, which means that the President is either clueless or he lied when he released a statement that Libby wasn't involved.

No doubt, he will claim ignorance. But according to this account, Cheney got Bush to authorize the leak AFTER Libby expressed concern about releasing "the relevant portions." This tends to show that Cheney indeed advised Bush on the specific information for which declassification was required.

Alternatively, if in fact Bush is clueless, how much longer can our country survive with a half-wit at the helm?

9 Comments:

At Friday, April 07, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

Andrew Sullivan said that this is the stuff impeachment is made for.

http://time.blogs.com/daily_dish/2006/04/declassifying_a.html

It is important to know that Andrew Sullivan is a conservative war supporter who voted for Bush in 2000.

Btw, this post pretty much sums up my thoughts on the abomination (who is worse than the abominable snowman) in the White House.

These people are no different than pirates. They pillage and rape the nation with abandon. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Aye, matey.

 
At Friday, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why we need a law called "The Implied Oath Initiative".

Under this law, every single law enforcement and law making individual is considered to be "under oath" at all times during their employment, from the moment they apply for the job or declare their intention to run for office and ends when they are no longer getting paid by the taxpayers.

Any lie of any type to anyone for any reason would be an automatic felony and penalties would include revokation of voting and gun ownership rights for the rest of that person's life.

A government that habitually lies to its constituents is an "enemy" government that should be elimitated with extreme prejudice.

 
At Friday, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

Revert To Original Methods
(Mighty Thor, 7 Apr 06)

We can do better: elect US Senators by original method of State Legislatures; this way we can eliminate one large group of conspirators in one fell swoop. This is an easy reform to effect for practical political action--as well as easy to fathom and explain to fellow citizens. See more Apollonian exposition at NewNation.org under "commentary" heading. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Thor

 
At Friday, April 07, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

How would electing senators by state legislators eliminate conspirators? Why are state senators so great? Aren't they also in fact politicians?

If anything, your system would make elections less honest rather than more honest. For that matter, we should simply have complete direct elections. Get rid of the electoral college.

 
At Friday, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

Jew Backhandedly Indicates Real Way To Go
(Mighty Thor, 7 Apr 06)

Jew chutzpah is "Miss R's" addiction as compulsive comedienne ("Miss R" being typical [hence lying, deceitful] Jew, u see). Jew, the whole idea for salvation of the USA is to get rid of u "people," u chosenites, who in ur "secular" manifestation pretend u're "persecuted."

Thus to remove Jews we must remove what they feed upon: fraud, most of all, and gentiles' willingness to tolerate fraud and self-deception, hence Jews.

U say, "[w]e should simply have complete direct elections"? Not at all Jew; the idea, again, is to get rid of u pathological liars, frauds, criminals, murderers, and conspirators who presently take advantage of hubristic "Christians" in Spenglerian "Decline of the West." (We need serious, real Christianity--featuring honest and most intense antisemitism.)

Statewide direct ("popular") elections, as I understand, of Senators was one of the amendments "approved" and enacted in 1913, that fateful year, along with the income-tax law (see TheLawThatNeverWas.com site), a fraud all its own, and then the act instituting the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) counterfeiting fraud so expeditiously run by Jews for the good of Jews of course.

Jews were quite active even back in 1913, knowing state-wide popular elections favor, naturally, candidates w. most money, this to be supplied by the Jews, of course.

Election of Senators by state legislators is more likely to get someone who genuinely represents interests of state and people thereof--bypassing Jew funding effect, though it is still a problem, to be sure.

Nowadays of course, Jews and oligarchs merely RIG THE ELECTIONS electronically, the mass Jews-media always sure to be looking some other way--hey, did u hear about the gang rape of the black by whites?--hype, hype, hype by the Jews-media and ESPN.

Hence as the object is to remove the Jews, frauds, oligarchs, and their "Sadducean" accomplices among the gentiles; this great quest must end finally in the abolition of the Fed fraud, their mightiest and most effective weapon.

Reforming the US Senate election as I've advocated would be just one small practical step in this necessary campaign to remove Jew enemies and their "Sadducean" co-conspirators--by means then of removing their great weapon-instrument, the Fed.

CONCLUSION: Of course a larger, more abstract, movement is necessary to carry the anti-Fed campaign (like a tidal wave or "tsunami"), hence the great cultural-religious RATIONALIZATION entailing antisemitism. Observe then: reason = antisemitism, this antisemitism the missing ingredient in Spenglerian "Decline of the West." No wonder. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Thor

 
At Friday, April 07, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

You are a rambling piece of garbage.

Electing state senators also can be big money campaigns, if in fact state senators have the influence of deciding senators. Meanwhile, this means democracy is further removed from the people.

What is necessary is lobbyist and campaign finance reform.

And your Jew hatred is not only stupid and pathetic, it makes those who actually want to reform the system seem like wild eyed lunatics, for even associating with you.

 
At Saturday, April 08, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

Miss R" Bares Judaic Fangs
(Apollonian, 8 Apr 06)

Jew, ur obvious problem is ur gross PRESUMPTION. U say "it makes those who actually want to reform the system seem wild eyed lunatics, for associating with you." Ha--for who are u really kidding Jew?--only urself, Jew, the reductio-ad-absurdum: U're such liars, u begin to believe ur own lies.

U babble about "democracy is further removed fm people"--but so what?--is there some problem?--if so, u don't say, just the usual Jew presumption, ur whole game, eh Jew?

Every recommendation u make Jew is against the people and serving only Jews. Jew, u're a gang of conspiratorial criminals along with the gentile collaborators who go along w. u. Thus u criminals, called Jews, hate the truth for pointing out ur criminal nature, exposing u definitively. Thus u Jew liars call truth hate--isn't that what liars typically do?

CONCLUSION: Thanks for arguing so passionately against my election reform idea for US Senators: one knows a measure will be effective as Jew liars plead against it with such energy. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Thor

 
At Sunday, April 09, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

You know, I really don't care enough to come up with a witty or funny response, because you are so lunatical and frankly BORING, that it's not worth it.

Every post is the same old shit. You need a new routine.

 
At Sunday, April 09, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

Right: Jews are scummy, filthy liars and murderers, indeed, and u, "Miss R," are just one Jew of lower-level who repeatedly pretends to being just-one-of-the- people, eh?--especially for urself, playing stupid. Huh?--what?--did u dare say anything against Jews? Jews--scummy refugees and recipients of Christian, Aryan charity so horribly misguided, now these Jews pretending so upstandingly to citizenship and shocked outrage their subversion and treachery is exposed evermore by means of internet.

No Jew, I really seem to be doing quite well, esp. given ur inept lying replies and responses, pretending Jews are no different fm the rest of the gentile people betrayed by their leaders in league with Jew conspirators and criminals.

Now we just need remove ur Jew master-instrument of fraud, the Federal Reserve Bank counterfeiting instrument, confiscating all Jews--and "Sadducean" accomplices among gentiles--and placing them in internment camps till they die out, the culture cleansed for the current cycle of history. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Thor

 

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