Feb 3, 2007

For Whom The Bells Toll...

The Cheney Trial, Within The Libby Trial

"The Vice President was choreographer of the attack on Wilson. He acted as though he was the Deputy White House political director and the Deputy White House press secretary. He was organizing meetings, drafting talking points and assigning which staff would talk to which reporter.

This is not what Vice Presidents do. This is more than an attack on his enemy Wilson. Most of us who have had high government positions have faced these situations, and launching a counter-attack could have been done far more discreetly and professionally.

Plus: the naming of the Plame name, at the very least, created harm to national security and was an unpatriotic act. The minute the Vice President, Libby, Rove, knew Valerie worked at the Agency in a Bureau that insiders would know immediately was highly sensitive, without any doubt triggered red lights, immediately.

When we were writing the original law, not one of us, could have ever imagined that identity disclosers would be high officials in the U.S. government. The law was aimed at people very hostile to the U.S., who were acting in a manner that helped the KGB."

My theory, with substantial evidence to back it up, is that the danger of Joe Wilson was not the damage that Wilson's view did to the Administration policy. It was the danger that Wilson's work would unravel a long term, well planned, highly deceptive campaign that preceded Joe's involvement to deceive the country to drive us to war.

"Prediction: major plea bargaining either has begun, or will begin, before the verdict and watch out if Libby sings in a plea deal." <

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Anonymous naschkatze said...

Very good article, Fitz. I hope though, if Scooter sings, Rove's name will be in the lyrics. The quote at the end should be, "The woods are LOVELY, dark and deep".

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be myopic and focus solely on Rover. If Cheney goes down, so goes the whole administration, the turd blossom included.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Interesting now here's my thoughts.
Cheney will fight and he will allow the Judge, jurors and Fitz team to know he ordered the spreading of information about CIA. He will say he has executive privilege and he declassified information. He will also say Plame had returned from here covert job thereby while on American soil not covert. He will tell all that he knows Libby might have forgot and that all this was done to embarrass the White House. He will be a hostile witness to all. In so many words he will order Libby to be found not guilty. Bush will not pardon Libby when he is found Guilty. Then Libby will tell all he knows because he will be finished with the trial and he will be facing jail with no help.
The article was good but this case has come to trial and to much information has come out already. Cheney's handwritten note is clear evidence of this leadership in this. But the case is about Libby lying and if the juror or Judge don't believe he lost him memory it's over. All the other information will be used for future criminal charges and of course the Wilson lawsuit. If anyone in this Administration would get a pardon it would be Karl Rove.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Everyone! :)

I just have this to say..

Article II, Sec. 4 states that:

"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Have a nice Saturday! :D

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

It tolls for Dick...


Good morning Fitz, team, and all assorted patriots.

11:31 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good morning. Happy Saturday, everyone :D

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ding dong the dick is dead, they wicked dick, the mean ole dick.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That's an awesome pic! Thanks for sharing with us!! :)

I like the crown effect! hehe

11:49 AM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

anonymous, I just don't want him to slink away as he usually does. Of course, I want the whole gang to go down.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Good Morning Justice Bloggers!

Time to IMPEACH em..Yeah! :)

Bush Cuts and Runs on his 26% Base

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi GEF! :)

Yeah, it's long overdue! They need to be removed from office!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ok, I replied to your email. :D

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Bad Dick...

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sneezed. Say 'Gazoontite' and email me on how to spell it.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Off topic blabber said...

I think it is spelled "guzuntight" check your email.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Sad, but true said...

4. Judging from the questions I have received from radio hosts over the past two weeks, people still expect the trial to produce some sort of bombshell, or even more indictments against more administration officials, before it is through. It 'ain't gonna happen, folks. Sure, and unfortunately for the White House, we will continue to see embarrassing news nuggets drip out, day after day, about the inner workings of the Bush Team. And, sure, we will learn things we did not know. But this testimony, this evidence, is not going to suddenly change Fitzgerald's mind and prompt him to indict, say, Karl Rove.

Libby Trial: Two weeks in

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Dictionary Link

12:47 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

Gesundheit with an upper case G if you want to be fussy.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

Thanks! s-q. I hope the Cons aren't prepping Lieberman for plug-and-ascend duties. Imagine the Mole being the ((((-One-)))). Now, that's wild speculation!

How I wish my eyes saw what Fitz's have on the Plame case, and know how far and how deep the dark deeds go.

I keep wondering, as time passes, will the big story be laundered like Iran Contra and other mischief? Or, will it all out to the last filthy fifth-tier Neo Con?

I think we'll eventually "sweep it all up" (Rumsfeld), which means Wolfowitz should start looking for socks made with silver thread, Brylcreem, and insect repellent: The jungles of Borneo can be very treacherous.

Thanks to the Internet, we can keep the pressure on and the flow of information reaching every open mind. Our right to traffic truth has been worth dying for for over twenty-three decades. Why stop now?

So, where will the Neo Cons hide? And what will Tim Russert do about his credibility? I can't wait 'til next week.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


NEW YORK -- President Bush took aim Wednesday at lavish salaries and bonuses for corporate executives, standing on Wall Street to issue a sharp warning for corporate boards to "step up to their responsibilities" and tie compensation packages to performance.
The president acknowledged people's continuing nervousness about their financial picture, despite a string of similar reports that provide some reason for optimism. He said some workers are being left behind in the booming economy and the disparity between the rich and the poor is growing.

"The fact is that income inequality is real. It has been rising for more than 25 years," the president said. "The earnings gap is now twice as wide as it was in 1980," Bush said, adding that more education and training can lift peoples' salaries."

One again, this Resident waits and waits till the maximum damage has been done, his "friends" taken care of, and he has run the country further in the ground. What a damn fraud.


1:44 PM  
Anonymous Sloppy CNN piece said...

Libby trial reveals what prosecutor wouldn't

Some of those notes had to be analyzed by experts to figure out exactly what Libby was saying since his handwriting is notoriously bad.

One of the more intriguing exhibits was the handwritten note from the vice president in which he appears to talk about how Libby should not be made a scapegoat.

"Not going to protect one staffer + sacrifice the guy (the words 'the Pres.' are marked out) that was asked to stick his neck in the meat grinder because of the incompetence of others," Cheney wrote.


1:48 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

I bet Jackie is right. I also bet that Cheney already had an 'exit strategy' before this trial even started.

For the folks who wrote other things about Cheney on the other blogs, wow, do people have a short-term memory. Look how bloody long Rumsfeld was left in place with all his screw ups.

In plain English:

Cheney ain't going nowhere.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

I better clarify 'exit strategy' for anyone who might misinterpret it. I certainly do not mean Cheney will resign; I mean he already has everything planned out what to do in anticipation of what comes out at the trial.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Bad Dick..

2:48 PM  
Anonymous wanted: peace said...


Using video games with taxpayers' money to recruit your kids.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi Night Owl thanks for your comments
I remember when Nixon took the same attitude that Cheney has now. Yes Nixon was above the law and covered his butt. One thing Cheney is not is smart. Our Constitution was set up for conduct like Nixon and Cheney. Now it's for the smart legal people and elected officials to bring Justice back. Nixon didn't want to leave office but it was the big businesses that would have been exposed that ordered him to resign. Now that Cheney is using the Nixon play book with dummies as his staff and Gonzo it's not going to be that hard. EVIDENCE is the answer. Nixon destroyed the tapes Cheney's people left the paper trail. Now if Bush isn't impeached and punished we will have this same problem in the future. We're learning that all with degrees aren't really smart but slick. Nixon's team made one mistake by letting the guard know it was a break in. Bush is a spoiled rich kid who was pasted through and Cheney didn't learn the books he was taught by crooks. The Staff are wannabees who got appointed by kissing butt. So you will see that Bush/Cheney will go down with the rest of the Administration because CRIME DOESN'T PAY and with all the players power hungry but stupid and greedy their time is up.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie said...
Now if Bush isn't impeached and punished we will have this same problem in the future.

You really nailed it with this statement! The leaders of our country must abide by the Constitution and the rules must be followed! No leader should ever think they are above the law! Never again!

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All eyes will be on the dickster when he testify. Yes, I know that Cheney will feel that he is the all and powerful Oz on the stand and use the executive power crapola in the stand. Bt, what Dick is not looking at is that Cotchett, CREW, and Judicial Watch Inc. are watching and listening to Cheney's testimony as they prepare for the Wilsons' civil lawsuit this month. Also, Cheney is not looking at the fact that he better not commit perjury on the stand and we are uncertained that Cheney is in that sealed vs. sealed document way back when. But, I am confident that Fitz studied Chaney and know what type of questions to ask the Veep and what buttons to push with the Veep.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney is just one ugly dude, man.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



9:36 PM  
Anonymous j walker said...

Fitz, releif is not enough:

Will the Democrats Blow It Again as They Did in 1986?:

2:58 PM  
Anonymous j walker said...

woops, try again . .

Still Dancin' to Ollie's Tune: Will the Democrats Blow It Again as They Did in 1986?
By Greg Grandin


3:02 PM  
Blogger Attaturk said...

Hey, this seems familiar...


4:40 PM  

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