2006/02/09

I Vass Only Follovingk Ohrders!

Hello, Blognonymous readers, and thanks to Kvatch for allowing me to share the pond for a while. I'll try to make my stay here an interesting and informative one, maybe even with a few laughs along the way.

This first post isn't really too funny, except maybe in a "laugh to keep from crying" kind of way. It seems that Scooter Libby, he of Plamegate fame, has revealed what a big part of his defense will consist of in his upcoming trial -- essentially, the Nuremberg Defense. "I was only following orders!"

TedKennedy.com, by way of the National Journal's Murray Waas, is reporting that "Libby testified that he was authorized to share classified information with reporters by his superiors." His superior was none other than Vice Preznit Coronary himself, Evil Dick Cheney. The hubris, the arrogance of this maladministration is once again nakedly on display, and they don't care who sees it. They think nothing of placing partisan interests and their own ideology over national security, and dare anyone to do something about it. The worst part is that, so far, they've been able to get away with their criminal behavior.

Beyond what was stated in the court paper, say people with firsthand knowledge of the matter, Libby also indicated what he will offer as a broad defense during his upcoming criminal trial: that Vice President Cheney and other senior Bush administration officials had earlier encouraged and authorized him to share classified information with journalists to build public support for going to war. Later, after the war began in 2003, Cheney authorized Libby to release additional classified information, including details of the NIE [National Intelligence Estimate], to defend the administration’s use of prewar intelligence in making the case for war.

This whole gang of crooks and murderers needs to be brought down, fast, if America is to survive. Can you say "impeach"? I sure can.

5 Comments:

First first, oh so what! Anyhow welcome, look forward to some good stuff.
"nakedly on display, and they don't care who sees it."

Yes, thats the truth,they are so arrogant and sure nobody will take them to task that they don't even bother trying to hide it.

Welcome, Generik! Glad to have participated in the game. Enjoy the frog lounge.
I think that the second issue is the more interesting one. "...encouraged and authorized him to share classified information with journalists to build public support for going to war." That's like an A-bomb.

If the "Nuremberg defense," might have been viable, especially in light of the fact that Libby didn't expect to get caught, but with a pattern of deceit going back to 2002 or earlier, he's going to have rough time of it. Moreover, this kind of revelation is exactly what Fitzgerald has been searching for in order to go after the bigger fish.

Deliciious in a schadenfreude sort of way.
You know, I used to be a Republican once...but this seems a little more intense
than getting a dress wet.
I don't know, maybe it's just me.
Good one Gen.
Mmmm... schadenfreude... it's what's for dinner.

...In Nuremberg!

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