Apr 24, 2006

A Deep Tale Of Two Cases...

"No, what grates against both reason and common sense is that the White House did not deny it. The effect of this was to provoke a storm on Capitol Hill, and a round of rejoicing over at the Libby Defense Trust, the ad hoc group set up to defend the War Party's indicted martyr. After railing against leaks and flatly declaring the president would fire leakers, one and all, a soon-to-be-replaced Scott McClellan haplessly declared:
'Declassifying information and providing it to the public when it is in the public interest is one thing. But leaking classified information that could compromise our national security is something that is very serious, and there's a distinction.'
To prosecutor Fitzgerald, and for those of us who don't live in the Bizarro World alternate universe inhabited by this administration, this is a distinction without a difference."
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"While the AIPAC case revolves around a future war intelligence about Iran – and the Libby case is focused on intelligence leading up to our invasion of Iraq, they are both legal fronts in the same fight. If we look at these two cases as the efforts of the body politic to throw off the influence of an alien element – a viral intrusion that so disordered the policymaking apparatus that it became unhinged enough to invade Iraq and contemplate striking Iran – then we have some idea of the importance of the outcomes." [more]
Justin is a tad link happy, but always an intense and interesting read.

7 Comments:

Anonymous 6 miles said...

treasonous trio. . .

looking forward to the next indictment.

merry merry fitzmas, one and all

4:35 PM  
Anonymous e said...

what a roller coaster ride...Grateful to Fitz and staff for being in it for the long haul..I am so grateful for your service to the US..thank you again

4:56 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

Bizarre world is right. It's like the Monty Python sketch where one says the parrot is dead and the other insists it's just resting.

It's an old trick: tell a lie, stick to it, soon someone repeats it and it becomes reality.

This Admin is playing mind games with the American people. Some fall for it, more and more are scratching their heads, and saying, "Huh?"

Or, who's on first?

5:48 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I feel that I've wandered in a movie theater that is playing a foreign movie without subtitles. It looks really interesting, but I'm having trouble figuring it all out.

7:01 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

grandmanuk:
You are not alone. This is getting so complicated!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

More information about the the firing of the CIA Analyst. From Americablog:

"Bush administration lied about reason for firing CIA agent last Friday, wasn't because she leaked about CIA prisons

The Bush administration said explicitly last Friday that a CIA agent was fired for leaking classified information, assumed to be regarding the existence of secret CIA prisons in former Soviet gulags in Eastern Europe.

She didn't leak any classified information.

She didn't say anything about the secret prisons.

Oh, she's still fired, we just don't know why. Then why was she fired? And why did the Bush administration tell the world that she was a leaker when she wasn't?

They fired this woman ten days before she was due to retire. Then they lied about why. Sounds to me like this was one more bit of retribution by George Bush against a woman whose expert analysis of the facts didn't toe the Bush pro-war line."

There certainly needs an investigation into this case!

11:34 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

SPB...add it to the list. We'll need 1,000 more DOJ lawyers to get
past the tip of the iceberg with these criminals.

5:35 AM  

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