Apr 14, 2006

TGIF...

top o' the morning and a happy Good Friday to ya.

It has been a long long week with so little time to post, let alone shave, shower or brush my teeth. ;)

Is that a big ham I smell cooking, Jackie?

Have a nice holiday weekend. :)

42 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Fitz,

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and wonderful Easter. Yes, do shower, shave, brush your teeth, etc. We certainly want you sharp as a tack not stinky when you nail the little soldier and Gerbil and company! Did have to mention ham? I haven't eaten yet!

Cheers!

12:11 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB:
PLEASE, take a break and get something to eat! :)

Fitz:
Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your weekend. :)

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

You know me too well. Now you know why I love you so much you make me laugh. Yes my little angel it is ham this weekend. I know your busy but you wouldn't have it any other way. Take a little time Sunday to say Thank you for all that God has given you He will carry you the rest of the way. You truly are the richest man in the world by those that love you. I wish you and your staff and all the friends on the blog peace/love/health and the blessings that come with it. We are the support team that will win this war on crime. Fitz your never alone we're here.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I have taken a break, S-Q. Don't worry, I am not going to pass out. It just all this talk about ham got me hungry. And is Jackie making you a ham, Fitz? If so, are you going to share that ham with the rest of the staff and keep me hanging? Or do I still have to eat scraps?

12:39 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

We're meeting for ham? Count me in!

I'm with Jackie as always in support of what you do for all of us.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

The leak case has so many twist and turns. Here is article from National Journal. I like this piece:

Cheney Authorized Leak Of CIA Report, Libby Says

"But the disclosure that Cheney instructed Libby to leak portions of a classified CIA report on Joseph Wilson adds to a growing body of information showing that at the time Plame was outed as a covert CIA officer the vice president was deeply involved in the White House effort to undermine her husband.
A spokesman for the vice president declined to comment."

http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/0414nj3.htm

And revenge indeed! The little soldier always has something up his sleeves to get out the charges on him. This quote certainly describes Fitz and the little soldier:

"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats."
Benjamin Franklin

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Easter and may God continue to bless you and your staff. Take some time for yourself, you deserve it.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend Fitz! From an admirer in Dallas.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz this can not go on.

It is like freaking McCarthy days in washington D.C. all over again, get those indictments out!!!!

Throw the god damn book at the neocons.

The FBI is now running around paranoid because the neocons are following them everywhere.

Members of congress are being threatened.

Like Biloxi said, its nuts. Its an absolute zoo so start putting out those fires!!!!!

How do any of the whistleblowers even have a place to go with this kind of garbage??? It needs to be handled immediately

Election fraud and waste whistleblowers are going to start coming out of the woodwork just like Fisher, Tice, and Edmonds.

Clean the public sink!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I posted a comment on the prior posting of Bush and Cheney's 2005 income tax return. Here is the difference between financially intelligence from Cheney vs. poor thinking in the financial dept. for the Gerbil. Both are crooks but one is smart in finance and the other is lousy.

From WSJ:

Bush: $187,768 in federal taxes, according to the president's return

Cheney: the Cheneys have overpaid their taxes this year and are entitled to a refund of about $1.9 million. Their adjusted gross income was about $8.82 million.

Happy Easter to all the fellow bloggers!

2:28 PM  
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2:32 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

You are right that the public sink has been so clogged for 6 years and it is time for the roter-rooter Fitz to unclog the sink and flush the garbage called the Gerbil Administration down the drain pronto!!!.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Wonderful and safe weekend..

2:36 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Same to you, e.

I hate to pass this article but we are finding more and more info on a corrupted Administration:

What Rumsfeld knew
Interviews with high-ranking military officials shed new light on the role Rumsfeld played in the harsh treatment of a Guantánamo detainee.
By Michael Scherer and Mark Benjamin

"Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was personally involved in the late 2002 interrogation of a high-value al-Qaida detainee known in intelligence circles as "the 20th hijacker." He also communicated weekly with the man in charge of the interrogation, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, the controversial commander of the Guantánamo Bay detention center.
During the same period, detainee Mohammed al-Kahtani suffered from what Army investigators have called "degrading and abusive" treatment by soldiers who were following the interrogation plan Rumsfeld had approved. Kahtani was forced to stand naked in front of a female interrogator, was accused of being a homosexual, and was forced to wear women's underwear and to perform "dog tricks" on a leash. He received 18-to-20-hour interrogations during 48 of 54 days."
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/04/14/rummy/index_np.html
This is very deplorable. This case along with Rummy's involvement need to be investigated. And the Administration has nerve to talk about humanity????

2:53 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Happy Easter and Passover to all...may this be a blessed time for all here. To those who have posted about how lucky we are to have PJF and staff, it is surely a
time for special thanks. Be safe and if anything exciting happens, I'll be checking in, too.

3:08 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Jackie, hope Peaches is especially well this weekend. I know how hard it is for military families at
holidays.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Rummy's * one Fan ..POTUS
supports Rummy regardless of opinions..
same song second verse..

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you all believe that "Rummy is doing a heck of a job." According to this poll of military folks at Army Times- most rate their confidence level in Rummy as "poor or awful".

The better educated the military officer, the worse they seem to think of this whole mess...

He clearly needs to go-but so do the rest of them too. And they will, knowing how the military thinks -if Fitz doesn't take care of business, somebody else surely will. I take comfort in that thought.

Happy Easter, Happy Passover

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush 1 vs Generals 0

President Bush said today in a written statement that embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has his full support and deepest appreciation. "Earlier today I spoke with Don Rumsfeld about ongoing military operations in the Global War on Terror," the statement said. "I reiterated my strong support for his leadership during this historic and challenging time for our Nation."

3:35 PM  
Blogger teak said...

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/767bd3d9a1638f01dce848492b62005e.htm

Iraq: Women were more respected under Saddam.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS- It's too big of a job for one guy-though he is doing an excellent job for real...thanks Fitz for all you do. Even if your gagged, doesn't mean you can't read. HA

3:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Rummy may have the Gerbil to do the CYA but remember the Gerbil is deep water with ties to the investigation.

A recent article from Jason Leopold from Truthout.org. I can see why Fitz has a headache with the little tart, the little soldier. Even Libby's tactics is getting me dizzy. But, you know, small for small people! Here an excerpt. I like Jason's spin in this case:

Libby Filing: A Denial and a Mystery
By Jason Leopold
t r u t h o u t | Report
Friday 14 April 2006
Libby's court filing of late Wednesday evening does little to refute the government's charges against him.
"Defense attorneys for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said in a court filing late Wednesday that the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't remember a conversation he had with a State Department official in June 2003

At least a half-dozen witnesses who testified before a grand jury over the past two years said that they were at the meeting when Marc Grossman, the former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, told Libby that Plame Wilson worked for the CIA, according to attorneys and US officials close to the two-year-old CIA leak probe. Grossman also told Libby that Plame Wilson got the CIA to send her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, on a fact-finding trip to Niger in February 2002 to check out reports that Iraq tried to purchase uranium from the African country. Wilson took the trip and reported back to the CIA in March that he found no evidence that Iraq tried to acquire uranium.

"It's not just Mr. Grossman's word against Mr. Libby's," said one former State Department official knowledgeable about the substance of the conversation between Grossman and Libby. "There were other people present at the meeting at the time when Mr. Grossman provided Mr. Libby with details about Ms. Plame's employment with the agency. There is an abundance of evidence Mr. Fitzgerald has that will prove this."

The meeting between Libby and Grossman is a crucial part of the government's case against Libby. It demonstrates that Libby knew about Plame Wilson a month or so before her name was published in a newspaper column and proves that Libby lied to the grand jury when he testified that he found out about Plame Wilson from reporters in July 2003.

But Libby's attorneys, for the first time Wednesday, said Libby doesn't "recall" speaking with Grossman about Plame Wilson."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041406A.shtml

Now Cheney can't recall a conversation with the State Dept. official and the little soldier can't recall the conversation with Grossman about Ms. Wilson. You know, I am seriously waiting for all these jokers to say that one-armed bandit leaked the covert's name. All of this pointing the finger at one another is like watching clothes spin in a washing machine!

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iran's president, who last October said Israel "must be wiped off the map," stoked tensions with the Jewish state Friday saying, "the Zionist regime is a dying tree, and soon its branches will be broken down."

3:41 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Cheney Authorized Leak Of CIA Report, Libby Says
By Murray Waas, National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Friday, April 14, 2006

Vice President Dick Cheney directed his then-chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on July 12, 2003 to leak to the media portions of a then-highly classified CIA report that Cheney hoped would undermine the credibility of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, a critic of the Bush administration's Iraq policy, according to Libby's grand jury testimony in the CIA leak case and sources who have read the classified report.

http://news.nationaljournal.com/
articles/0414nj3.htm

3:48 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

Buona Pasqua! Fitz

3:59 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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4:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks, I have aaid this about the Gerbil about him yearning for the bottle. This was passed to me via email. This story is from the National Enquirer about Bush:

BUSH'S BOOZE CRISIS
By JENNIFER LUCE and DON GENTILE


"Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again, The National Enquirer can reveal."

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/63426

Of course, the National Enquirer is known for printing news that is untrue. As of this date, we haven't heard from the Bush Administration slapping a lawsuit against the National Enquirer!

4:10 PM  
Blogger teak said...

SPB, I will noy say anything what BushCo. might do to the Nat'l Enquirer if you know what I mean. (Rumors about that, too.)

Would you please head to firedoglake and tell this dimwit what they are figuring out over there if possible, thank you.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Teak,

I went on Firedoglake. Okay, I know that you are having a headache on all this confusion of the twist and turns of the little soldier's case.

Basically it boils down to this: According to the article, the NIE was classified information to which was leaked to the reporter. Cheney was Libby's boss. Libby surely couldn't release any information without his bosses' approval. Remember, on July 18, 2003, Bush declassified the NIE. That is why Fitzgerald is created a timeline in this case. I know that the article in this case confusing is to what portions of the NIE were leaked to which reporters and did Cheney authorized Libby to leaked the information and/or Plame’s identity and so on…. This is simply a case of a personal vendetta on Wilson and Cheney being Libby’s boss told Libby his assignment. You have to keep in mind that NIE was classified information before it was leaked. Legally, that is a violation to the National Security. As mention, look at the timeline all of the players:
According to Murray Wass’ article:
"On or about June 12, 2003, Libby was advised by the Vice President of the United States that Wilson's wife worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in the Counterproliferation Division. Libby understood that the Vice President had learned this information from the CIA."
Fitzgerald asserted that just days before Libby divulged Plame's identity to Miller and Cooper on July 12, "Vice President Cheney, [Libby's] immediate superior, expressed concerns to [Libby] regarding whether Mr. Wilson's trip was legitimate or whether it was a junket set up by Mr. Wilson's wife." Although contained in a public court filing, this second conversation between Cheney and Libby had gone unreported.
The new disclosure about the CIA report further raises questions about the vice president's role in directly authorizing the leak of classified information outside the formal declassification process. “
http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/0414nj3.htm

Also, another recommendation to read Truthout.org with Jason Leopold’s latest http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041406A.shtml. Especially the conversation in February 2002 between Libby and Under the Secretary Marc Grossman.I am now currently working on article of the timeline in this case since there has been so many wrenching thrown by Libby to confuse the public on this leak case. This is probable shed some light to connect the dots!

And about the National Enqurier and the Gerbil? Well, I can say that if this article came out 6 years ago, then the Administration would destroy the paper. Now, that Administration is crumbling. Bush may just lay low about the article. But, I found that article amusing but spoke the truth about him!

4:58 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Thanks SPB, as more people posted over there I think I got it. Sorry to be such a pain.

I will watch for your next installment. Have a nice Easter.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

I'm going to paint the town red tonight with my $1.90 tax refund!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet articles guys, thanks!

You made my evening with such lovely news for my brain...

7:54 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Teak,

You have a wonderful Easter too!

7:59 PM  
Blogger DoDGoNe said...

Happy Good Friday from a catholic peninsula.
dod

9:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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9:42 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Last entry for the evening!

From Michael Moore website, Mr. Moore provides in PDF file of Bush and Cheney's 2005 tax return. Notice on Cheney's tax return that under the category of capital or gain or loss, the amount is 563,261. That is the money that he owed in his 2004 tax return. But, Tricky Dick carried that amount of money owed to the IRS and described that money as a gain or loss for 2005. Cheney is a smooth operator. As far as the Gerbil, he is a bad person with money. His millions for sure is overseas with the Saudias.

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2006/images/04/14/cheney.taxes.pdf
http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2006/images/04/14/bush.taxes.pdf

Signing off for the evening. Have a wonderful Easter and Passover!
P.S. Fitz, I'm still waiting for a slice of ham from Jackie! But, hey, I'll settle for the bone to make soup! Cheers!

9:45 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

My mom tells me about your comments on Mr. Fitzgerald’s blog. You guys keep her busy so she doesn’t worry about me so much. I’d like to say thank you for your prayers and a special thanks to Grandmanuk. I’m fine and it’s really hot over her in Afghanistan. It’s Saturday almost noon so I told Mom I’d write to wish all of you her friends a wonderful Easter. I hope Mom can remember to cut and paste.
Peaches

Ok I did the cut and paste thing right. Grandmanuk I'm getting good on this computer stuff.

To all have a great holiday and stay safe.

12:36 AM  
Blogger plectic said...

Are you a stooge (limited hangout)? or are you going for the 9-11 culprits ?

NEW YORK -- Long before Patrick Fitzgerald was introduced to the nation as a special prosecutor, he worked in near obscurity, a key component of a team of anti-terrorism prosecutors who were part of a new frontier in American law enforcement.

Through the 1990s, Fitzgerald and more than a dozen other prosecutors in New York discovered a growing international terrorist threat, indicted Osama bin Laden and brought charges against more than three dozen suspected terrorists, winning every major trial.

Besides Fitzgerald, who is U.S. attorney in Chicago, several other prosecutors have taken coveted jobs in the legal profession. Two have been appointed federal judges, three became U.S. attorneys and one became second in command at the Justice Department. The prosecutors, who were part of a U.S. attorney office that is one of the most prominent in the nation, forged new legal ground when the nation's laws were not yet equipped to confront international terrorists.

After a bomb plot to bring down the World Trade Center in 1993 killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others, prosecutors learned there was not even a death penalty on the books.

But There can be no doubt that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald gave at best a grossly incomplete depiction of known OBL associate and likely double or triple agent, Ali Mohamed, who plead guilty in the trial over the Embassy bombings for which he carried out surveillance. [Be sure to check out Peter Dale Scott sourcing in his footnotes for more background. Some lawyers have suggested that Fitzgerald made things a lot tougher on himself by not bringing a conspiracy indictment which some say was warranted.

Sergeant Ali Mohamed and U.S. Intelligence Links to the Al Qaeda Leadership.

The Report describes Ali Mohamed as ³a former Egyptian army officer who had
moved to the United States in the mid-1980s, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and
become an instructor at Fort Bragg,² as well as helping to plan the bombing
of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya (68). In fact Ali Mohamed was an important al
Qaeda agent who, as the 9/11 Commission was told, "trained most of al
Qaeda's top leadership," including "persons who would later carry out the
1993 World Trade Center bombing."[25] But the person telling the 9/11
Commission this, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, misrepresented Ali
Mohamed¹s FBI relationship. He told the Commission that, "From 1994 until
his arrest in 1998, [Mohamed] lived as an American citizen in California,
applying for jobs as an FBI translator and working as a security guard for
a defense contractor."[26]

Ali Mohamed was not just an FBI job applicant. Unquestionably he was an FBI
informant, from at least 1993 and maybe 1989.[27] And almost certainly he
was something more. A veteran of the CIA-trained bodyguards of Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat, he was able, despite being on a State Department
Watch List, to come to America around 1984, on what an FBI consultant has
called ³a visa program controlled by the CIA², and obtain a job, first as a
security officer, then with U.S. Special Forces.[28] In 1988 he took a
lengthy leave of absence from the U.S. Army and went to fight in
Afghanistan, where he met with Ayman al-Zawahiri (later bin Laden¹s chief
deputy in al Qaeda) and the ³Arab Afghan² leadership.[29] Despite this, he
was able to receive an Honorable Discharge one year later, at which point he
established close contact with bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Ali Mohamed clearly enjoyed U.S. protection: in 1993, when detained by the
RCMP in Canada, a single phone call to the U.S. secured his release. This
enabled him to play a role, in the same year, in planning the bombing of the
U.S. Embassy in Kenya in 1998.[30]

Congress should determine the true relationship of the U.S. Government to
Ali Mohamed, who was close to bin Laden and above all Zawahiri, who has
been called the ³main player² in 9/11.[31] (Al-Zawahiri is often described
as the more sophisticated mentor of the younger bin Laden.)[32] In
particular Congress should determine why Patrick Fitzgerald chose to
mislead the American people about Mohamed¹s FBI status. In short, the al
Qaeda terror network accused of the 9/11 attacks was supported and expanded
by U.S. intelligence programs and covert operations, both during and after
the Soviet Afghan War. Congress should rethink their decision to grant
still greater powers and budget to the agencies responsible for fostering
this enemy in the first place.

Sane voices clamor from the Muslim world that the best answer to terrorism
is not war but justice. We should listen to them. By using its energies to
reduce the injustices tormenting Islam, the United States will do more to
diminish terrorism than by creating any number of new directorates in
Washington.


Footnotes:
[25] Cf. 9/11 Commission Report, 68.
[26] Patrick Fitzgerald, Testimony before 9/11 Commission, June 16, 2004,
http://www.911commission.gov/hearings/hearing12.htm, emphasis added.
[27] Fitzgerald must have known he was dissembling. Even the mainstream
account by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon (The Age of Sacred Terror [New
York: Random House, 2002], 236) records that ³When Mohamed was summoned
back from Africa in 1993 [sic, Mohamed in his confession says 1994] to be
interviewed by the FBI in connection with the case against Sheikh Rahman
and his coconspirators, he convinced the agents that he could be useful to
them as an informant.² Cf. Lawrence Wright, New Yorker, 9/16/02: ³In
1989...Mohamed talked to an F.B.I. agent in California and provided
American intelligence with its first inside look at Al Qaeda.² Larry C.
Johnson, a former State Department and CIA official, faulted the FBI
publicly for using Mohamed as an informant, when it should have recognized
that the man was a high-ranking terrorist plotting against the United
States. In Johnson's words, "It's possible that the FBI thought they had
control of him and were trying to use him, but what's clear is that they did
not have control² (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/04/01).
[28] Lance, 1000 Years, 30 (Watch List); Williams, Al Qaeda: Brotherhood of
Terror, 117 (visa program); Bergen, Holy War, Inc., 128 (security officer).
[29] Yossef Bodansky, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (New
York: Random House/Prima, 2001), 106; cf. Richard H. Shultz, Jr. and Ruth
Margolies Beitler, Middle East Review of International Affairs, June 2004,
http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/2004/issue2/jv8n2a6.html. In 1995 Mohamed
accompanied Ayman al-Zawahiri of Islamic Jihad, already effectively merged
with al-Qaeda, on a secret fund-raising trip through America (Bodansky, Bin
Laden, 105; Peter L. Bergen, Holy War, Inc. [New York: Free Press, 2001],
201).
[30] Cf. 9/11 Commission Report, 68. The Globe and Mail later concluded that
Mohamed "was working with U.S. counter-terrorist agents, playing a double
or triple game, when he was questioned in 1993² (Globe and Mail, 11/22/01,
http://www.mail-archive.com/hydro@topica.com/msg00224.html).
[31] al-Zayyat, The Road to Al-Qaeda, 98: ³I am convinced that [Zawahiri]
and not bin Laden is the main player in these events.² In contrast the 9/11
Commission Report (151) assigns no role to Zawahiri in the 9/11 plot. Was
Mohamed in touch with Zawahiri at this time? The San Francisco Chronicle has
written that ³until his arrest in 1998 [by which time the 9/11 plot was
already under way], Mohamed shuttled between California, Afghanistan, Kenya,
Somalia and at least a dozen other countries² (San Francisco Chronicle,
10/21/01).
[32] Burke, Al-Qaeda, 150.

5:08 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Jackie enjoyed the not from Peaches..
thoughts and prayers for all...

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd think that there are many people working behind the scenes to bring the culprits of 9/11 and other crimes to justice soon. I would not expect many details about it to surface on this blog, but we need to have faith that the justice system will work, even if it seems slow. We need patience and encouragement on this blog to see this through to a successful completion.
D

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Easter, everyone.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitzgerald will see the real 911 culprits brought to justice, period.

6:46 PM  

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