Jan 20, 2007

David Corn...

Gets a cookie.

When a Washington jury hears testimony in mid-January in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the narrow question at hand will be whether Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff purposely lied to FBI agents and grand jurors investigating the leak that exposed Valerie (Plame) Wilson as a CIA officer. But the trial is about more than Libby's false statements. At issue is why he didn't tell the truth. And that leads to the number-one transgression of the Bush Administration: how it sold a war on phony pretexts. This trial, which comes when nearly three-quarters of the public don't approve of George Bush's war in Iraq, is a sharp reminder that the White House presented a spurious case for war and then desperately tried to preserve a PR campaign at odds with reality. <more>


Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Give David more than a cookie. I think he deserves a KK or two...

11:55 PM  
Anonymous e said...

"That cover story has long since been ripped apart. But Bush and Cheney have not yet been held accountable for peddling untruths to lead the nation to war. As Fitzgerald has said, the war is not on trial. But the integrity of the White House is. Libby will be judged on his own actions, but he's a stand-in for the culprits higher up, whose war-building misrepresentations were beyond the reach of a federal prosecutor."

David Corn

and the prosecutor deserves many cookies too..just to have the tale told and shine light on the dark corners of these deceptive minds is worth every penney of the efforts to do the task...
that I am sure has been a burden to Fitz and his staff to hold all these truths from their research that makes it to be self evident to Americans that these dastardly deeds were afoot in the white house..

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corn says they were busy with the war or they said they were busy with the war ......LOL they were busy alright ........ busy boys

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Truth does hurt at times, even when it is funny.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Oh they are bad guys. When he said "were beyond the reach of a federal prosecutor" but the war crimes they committed as a result of that are still there.

Election protection is considered complete and all corrupt. They want us to reconsider letting them spend more taxpayer dollars to fix a machine that can never be fixed.
Yeah the viagra stuff is funny -save it for the neocon crowd, this crowd is still too young heehee

1:26 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Interesting post anon-Pelosi’s reign in the House will be better than Republican golem Denny Hastert’s in the same way that gonorrhea is better than syphilis.

Funny, but I think she could do better than him standing on her head. besides I'm going to motive her like a personal trainer LOL


1:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Corn...

Gets a cookie.

Scootergate: The Trial

Good article.

Make it a homemade, warm, fresh-from-the-oven Toll-House cookie!

2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby ...... is a stand-in for the culprits higher up, whose war-building misrepresentations were beyond the reach of a federal prosecutor.

In whose reach are they?

2:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"American War Leaders have passed a new law subjecting their citizens to Military, instead of Civilian trials.
According to reports from the United States, this little known law was ‘slipped into’ a large spending bill unbeknownst to US Congressional Leaders, and though ‘seemingly’ applying to American contractors in fact subjects all American citizens to Military Arrest and Trials."

Does anybody know anything about this?


3:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And also, what are military arrests and trials like?


3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says federal judges are unqualified to make rulings affecting national security policy, ramping up his criticism of how they handle terrorism cases.

“We want to determine whether he understands the inherent limits that make an unelected judiciary inferior to Congress or the president in making policy judgments,” Gonzales says in the prepared speech. “That, for example, a judge will never be in the best position to know what is in the national security interests of our country.”

This is all going to make a great movie.


3:18 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Top o' the mornin' all....

Well, it looks like some in the MSM are getting it! Good for David Corn.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Mr Fitz is a little stingy with the cookies, with Mr Corn and Grandmanuk getting cookies so far.

9:47 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

tee hee.....

9:59 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

However, he does, upon occasion, loan out Ms. Jackie's crown instead.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just who has he given his cookies up to????

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abu Gonzales has proven he will lie anytime, anywhere, before anyone. He is a disgrace to his country, the U.S. citizens, the law, his peers, the Constitution, our forefathers, his culture, everyone including his children's futures, and humanity everywhere.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous drruth said...

I find de speceel prosecutor to be very generous vith de cookies

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:43 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning Everyone,

There is a couple of inches of snow on the ground today. It's beautiful but I hope it stays here and not in DC.

GMNUK be sure to email me the next time you are planning to go to DC-we can hook up for dinner:-)

Ditto on Gonzo anon! Its on my list to write/call the ABA and find out just how outrageous a lawyers conduct must be before disciplinary action can be taken.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From ABC News

Jan. 21, 2006 — In her new book "Supreme Conflict," ABC's legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg reveals for the first time how Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to block the nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers.

Greenburg: When Gonzales found out that President Bush was serious about nominating Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, he was shocked.

His advisers told him he had to do something about it. He had to intervene. … Gonzales was reluctant to do it. He had been a potential nominee himself.

He knew Harriet Miers from their days back in Texas, where they had been kind of both been first: she was the first woman to do all these great things, he was the first Hispanic. They both had come to Washington together.

But his advisers said, "You have to do it. Conservatives will revolt."

So the Friday before Miers' nomination was announced, Gonzales went to the White House and met with President Bush to lay out his concerns about the Miers' nomination.

The irony of this is that Gonzales, of all the administration officials, was the one most vilified by conservatives.

Conservatives were deeply suspicious of Alberto Gonzales. They were deeply opposed to the idea that Gonzales would go on to the Supreme Court.

But at the end of the day, the most high-ranking administration official to oppose the Miers' nomination was Alberto Gonzales himself. And President Bush didn't listen."

11:54 AM  
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12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More anti-Fitz bloggers are using Fitz's marital status as a criticism. Since when does being married with children bestow upon anyone the ability to show good judgment? Bush is married w/ kids. So are Cheney, Libby, and numerous other selfish crooks.

If there is any correlation b/t family status and judgment, a strong case could be made for stating "those married with children are more apt to make selfish decisions because their loyalties are divided."

I, for one, admire that Fitz has dedicated his life to public service. If he had five kids to put through college, he would have sold out long ago.

12:07 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good article. I am seeing one of my prayers answered.The truth about this war and this regime will not be denied anymore,thank God.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Fitz seems very frugal. He seems to know how to stretch a dollar.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous t said...

anon J Bath has lots of interesting friends. I forgot about that resource when my bookmarks got erased thanks for posting. I wonder what my chart
looks like LOL

anon 12:07 said "marital status as a criticism" I think at the bottom line that works in his favor and the media shouldn't make that an issue as it will backfire on them.

Its funny how those who might be critical often have a string of divorces, affairs, alcoholism, gambling addictions etc trailing them.
Amongst my long time single friends anyway, status has little to do with how a person feels about family, children etc ...I envy them sometimes because they didn't have to deal with messy paperwork to get themselves out of a jam later either heehee
Yes his investigation was done frugal yet thoroughly and shows how much many other gov agencies spend money like drunken sailors on leave LOL

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not all people with kids will make selfish illegal decisions either. Face it, the crooks are in power same as they were 30 years ago.

Someone is desperate to use Fitz's martial status, big whoop. They should be thankful (and sorry too) that he is such a dedicated servant. I think it is refreshing.

Stock the White House in 2008 with people who could care less about balls, entertaining, getting rich, their cronies, gingerbread houses, live rose covered x-mas trees, power, their ego, etc... Clean and restore our great country to what it can be for the future of the next several generations.

Rich and elite are frauds and out of touch with reality anyway.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous e z rider said...

I hate to feel this way, but I'm sure Libby and Cheney will both walk.
It is a shame people like them are allowed to walk free when so many much better people are locked behind bars.

I do, however, appreciate Mr. Fitzgerald's efforts.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous drruth said...

libby cheney walk shmock

vill give de very special prosecutor more time to...talk and he vill giggle

vat did you tink I vould say

3:25 PM  
Anonymous t said...

25 more reasons to end the war, post cards to send to your reps each week at MFSO

25 US troops killed in Iraq Saturday

3:30 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

BTW...cookies are the reward for those who try to pay attention to the details, history and facts.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Old Irish Prayer

Give us, Lord, a bit o sun
A bit o work and a bit o fun
Give us in all the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit o butter
Give us health our keep to make
And a bit to spare for other's sake
Give us, too, a bit of song
And a tale and a book to help us along
Give us, Lord, a chance to be
Our goodly best, brave, wise and free------
Our goodly best for ourselves and others
Till all men learn to live as brothers

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I can't fathom four dimensions, let alone 99 of them....

Oh well, at least now I know that such diagrams exist, and I didn't before!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

More anti-Fitz bloggers are using Fitz's marital status as a criticism. Since when does being married with children bestow upon anyone the ability to show good judgment? Bush is married w/ kids. So are Cheney, Libby, and numerous other selfish crooks.

Yeah, that criticism really stings, doesn't it?

Ha ha ......

It just shows how desperate they are to try to find some grounds for criticism. It's a joke.....

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I, for one, admire that Fitz has dedicated his life to public service.




6:14 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Bush can push a law that allows for his staff and friends to lie without it being a crime. Notice the hold White House lies with no problem. Tony Snow doesn't even know he's lying when he lies. Bush looks at people like their stupid as he lies to your face. Cheney just lies and shoots. Gonzo is sad he just looks like he's looking forward to go back and pick fruit. Now with all the news lately Brown is singing like a bird. More will speak out as Bush/Cheney back stab so call friends.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Tim Paulhus said...

I just learned that Libby actually testified before the grand jury that he discovered from his notes that he in fact had heard from the Vice President about Valerie Plame. It is incomprehensible that you can bring charges of perjury against him when you know this to be the facts. The only reason you can be pursuing this action is because you are more consumed by power than any of the people you believe abuse power. I don't know how someone like you sleeps at night!

6:44 PM  

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