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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Impeach Bush? PlameGate is Bigger than Watergate


The grand jury investigating the CIA Leak case is scheduled to end on Friday. Depending upon who or what you believe, as many as 22 indictments, even more, could be handed down to a White House cast of characters including Karl Rove, VP Dick Cheney's chief Scooter Libby, Condi Rice, Chief of Staff Andrew Card, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Communications Director Dan Bartlett, Press Secretary Scott McClellan, former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, lower-level Cheney officials John Hannah and David Wurmser, and Cheney spinmeister Mary Matalin. The case could even go deeper, all the way up to Cheney and Bush.

We've all heard the question a million times now: what did Bush know and when did he know it? The same is true of Cheney. It's hard to fathom that these two supremely arrogant and controlling neocons did not fully know what their vengeful, unsavory operatives were doing to former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his covert CIA agent wife Valerie Plame when they outed her to the press back in 2003.

But the real issue here is not Plame's outing per se, but whether or not Bush, Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the U.S. government lied about WMD to justify the Iraq invasion and then conspired to cover up the truth. For that reason, this case is so much bigger than the Watergate scandal of the early 1970's. No one died as a result of Watergate, however 2000 U.S. servicemen and 20,000+ Iraqis have died at the hands of the Bush administration. And let's not forget the tens of thousands of maimed and wounded U.S. soldiers.

What Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has up his sleeve this week is anybody's guess. But we can surmise from his past cases, as well as his zeal in investigating this case for two years, that indictments are coming. For whom exactly we do not know, but if Bush and Cheney are somehow implicated, Cheney needs to step down immediately, and Bush, depending upon what happens in next Year's mid-terms, could find himself on the wrong end of a Democrat-controlled House impeachment hearing. As the saying goes, No one died when Clinton lied. And we all know what happened to him. As for me, I'll be happy seeing Rove and Libby fingerprinted...for now at least.

5 Comments:

  • At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Johnny said…

    Oh boy-o-boy *licking his chops* I can't wait to see these members of the Bush Crime Family finally cuffed and led out in chains. One person who I'd love to see cuffed is Mary Matalin, I really like her husband the "raggin' Cajun" but Mary has her head so far up Bush's butt that perhaps this is why she has such *hit eatting grin all the time. I can't figure out how in the world James Carville could stand even being in the same house as Mary much less the same bed. The thought alone makes me ill.

    We can only hope that Fitzgerald doesn't let us down and goes all the way with this and nails every one of these crooks.

     
  • At 4:32 AM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

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  • At 4:39 AM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    And now they’re saying that Cheney was involved.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051025/ap_on_go_pr_wh/cia_leak_investigation;_ylt=Av4wHT2.Z1dPsIQy_7X.y29I2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl


    This reminds me of Watergate when I was a kid. It seemed everyday you looked at the paper the cast of characters grew and it all got more and more convoluted. I wish they would bring charges so we know where it all stands.

    Just in time for the ’06 elections, but fear not my fellow informed and free thinking Americans the true gravity of this scandal will be lost on the mentally challenged “SURVIVOR” watching 51% that thought these clowns were heroes in ’04.

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It is a shame we have to see our political leaders go down for something so petty when they've screwed up on such a large scale.

    I'm sure this will begin a whirlwind effect that will prove people like Paul O'Neill and Richard Clarke right and make people really ponder what the he|| was going on up there. I've voted conservative and I have voted liberal - republican and democrat... I like the middle road, but I cannot see how any intelligent conservative/republican can continue to follow these people. They truly see them as overlords and I just don't get it.

    Georgie-Porgie-Pudding-n-Pie Bush was asking for this the moment he decided to bring all those Iran-Contra INDICTED and CONVICTED (and oh yes, pardoned) politicians into his office.

    Rock'on Fitzgerald!! (I honestly have been waiting for him to turn up missing as I won't put anything past this administration.)

     
  • At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to examine:

    http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

    It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

    http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

    Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Make your voice heard, and let others know!

     

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