by Duckman GR
While I was happily voting against the bushies on today's CNN quick poll, 'do you believe Paul O’Neill,' I spotted this headline, Treasury wants O'Neill papers probed, and investigated further. Hoosiercat spotted it too.
They can investigate O'Neill, but they can’t investigate the Valerie Plame leak. Or 9/11. You know, the important things.
This is the mandate, I guess of the 9/11 Commission, "The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks"
Why did it take a year to get this investigation going?
Because of what the Commission might discover. That seems kind of important to me, more important than how a former government cabinet secretary got his hands on a "Top Secret" document, don't you think?
O'Neill strikes at the heart of the Bush kingdom. By drawing aside the curtain. Greed, retribution, and politics, 24/7. This Newsweek report, "Will Terror Panel's Report Be an Election Issue?" says it, in part, [b]ut the prospect of unleashing the report in the middle of the election season is creating anxiety inside the White House. Some aides fear that the document will contain fresh ammo for Democrats eager to prove Bush was inattentive to terrorism warnings prior to 9/11...[they] floated a surprise strategic switch: they might OK a delay, but only if the report were put off until December, thereby "taking it out of the election," said a commission source. (my bold) Never mind that maybe, just maybe, we might want to know what the Commission finds out BEFORE the election because it might have some bearing on Shrubs performance. You know, a sort of hire me and then I’ll give you my qualifications.
They aren't cooperating regarding witnesses or documents and they don't want to fund it. Compare the original $3 million to the $50 million spent investigating the Columbia Space Shuttle, or the $50 million + spent on Whitewater.
Politics is all that matters. Don't believe me, believe their own damn lyin eyes. The next time Condi gets in front of the TV camera, just look at her eyes. It's all there.