Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Plamegate: Reporting for Doody
Has anyone noticed that the coverup worked?full post @ daily kos
In his impressive presentation of the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby last week, Patrick Fitzgerald expressed the wish that witnesses had testified when subpoenas were issued in August 2004, and "we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005."
Note the significance of the two dates: October 2004, before President Bush was reelected, and October 2005, after the president was reelected. Those dates make clear why Libby threw sand in the eyes of prosecutors, in the special counsel's apt metaphor, and helped drag out the investigation
This is not "just perjury", not just lies to cover up a treasonous crime. Those specific lies were told to delay the investigation until the election was over. Had 'Plamegate" not been obstructed in 2004 we would have a President John Kerry right now.
I mean $8T debt, jobs being outsourced with corporate written legislation and tax gifts, 2020 American soldiers dead, American solidiers actively serving in mre than 178 Countries, America is the most hated Nation on the planet, the most polarized, disenfranchized, disengaged, misinformed electorate in history, cronyism and corrupt appointments. The policy is clearly working.
Really, the crux of the matter is they didn't have sex with that woman...or man as it were.