Jan 31, 2007

Dick's Vapor Rub...

Trial Reveals Wilson Smear Began Far Earlier

One by one, the witnesses testified: what they knew and when they knew it.

Speaking under the threat of a perjury penalty, the witnesses admitted for the first time that they had played a role in assisting the Office of the Vice President to attack the credibility of a staunch critic of the Iraq War.

The government officials conceded that a coordinated effort to discredit the man who dared to publicly question the Bush administration's rationale for war was hatched long before his name first entered the public record in July 2003. They said they dug up information about his wife's employment with the CIA, knowing that one of their colleagues would leak it to the media in what is believed to have been a retaliatory act against the war critic.

That is perhaps the revelatory aspect of the week-old perjury and obstruction-of-justice trial involving former vice presidential staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

The list of officials linked to this case runs from Vice President Dick Cheney right on down to one of his low-level press officers. Testimony has revealed that a coordinated effort was put into place beginning in June 2003 by Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove, Libby, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, White House communications director Dan Bartlett, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and as many as a dozen other officials to go after Wilson. In doing so, Wilson's wife's undercover CIA status was compromised, and a possible crime was committed. <
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Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I should have known that was Jason's writing. :)

Testimony has revealed that a coordinated effort was put into place beginning in June 2003 by Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove, Libby, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, White House communications director Dan Bartlett, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and as many as a dozen other officials to go after Wilson. In doing so, Wilson's wife's undercover CIA status was compromised, and a possible crime was committed.

It's nice to see it in "print."

Go get 'em Fitzie and Team America!!!

PS Fitzie, how are you sneaking in & out of the courtroom? Lucky you, no press hounding you for pictures.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous e said...

thank you and the team..for the rebirth of truth justice and the American way...

9:45 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Fitzie, thank you for posting the links to the documents in the previous post. It's always nice to have a visual and an original to associate with the testimony.

I'm going to use one of them on my blog today!
;)

Go Team America!!!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

What a richard!

http://www.light-to-dark.com/cheney_v_wilson.html

Mornin' all.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Good Morning Stephen!!!

You sure nailed the snarky Ambien Cheney...and we are all waiting on the Scales of Justice to deliver!

Thank you...it put a smile on my face this morning!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Jason's article is right on the money! Six witnesses so far have presented very damaging testimony against the defense. the WH conspiracy begins to unraveled in this case. And a major win win for the civil lawsuit by the Wilson.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

Thank you, quzi

I think it's just the beginning of the larger public prosecution that could grow to a din that screams impeachment for the entire neo-Straussian junta.

How unAmerican does one have to be to qualify for the highest dishonor?

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi guys now I've just got started with the news of the day but here's a thought. Judy had a national security clearance and worked with the WH on WMD long before this case started. Who gave her the clearance and assignment? How does a journalist have such a clearance over WH employees. Could Judy have learned about Plame because Plame was covert working in Iran. As Iran was always added with Iraq she might have already heard about Plame but all Cheney was digging for after Wilson's article was who sent him. Judy didn't go to jail for Libby Judy went to jail because she knew she was losing her job and wanted media attention. As for Judy knowledge of Plame homegirl knew her name and what her assignment was long before Libby ever heard CIA. The boys of crime have been working on invasions and oil control before Bush stole the office in 2000. Judy is still playing all for a fool she knows what happen but if Bush can fool the public into believing his lies she has a shot at the jurors believing her lies.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

I just want to blurt it out:

Conspiracy to commit treason.

It's what lies beneath every informed citizen's breath.

That, and Judy looks very worried. Good.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dicks vapor rub?

ROFLMAO

Not too surprised to see these crooks operating in concert. This is the same modus operendi that we've been witnessing in all aspects of this incredibly devious Corporation that poses as a government...G;

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/
03/07/25_condi.html

Chevron Condi.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Just getting caught up on all the day's activity. GREAT graphic, Stephen! And GREAT article, Jason!

Justice will prevail!

Nan

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

incredibly devious Corporation that poses as a government...G;
--------------------
Geezer:

You can say that again!

8:56 PM  

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