Thursday :: Jun 30, 2005

Shall We Use A New Rope?

by pessimist

Almost daily, the noose is tightening around the collective neck of Bu$hCo. The avalanche of lost support which began with a trickle stimulated by the National Conference on Media Reform, stimulated into a stream with the slow build-up of domestic media coverage of the Downing Street Memos, and which became a flood with the attempt by King George, armed with stale talking points and opinions, to remind us that he knows about Iraq better'n anyone armed with facts.

In the Congress, while he's gotten some of his wingnut judge candidates approved, he's not gotten John Bolton into the UN to wreak his special brand of havoc.

Many of us progressive bloggers felt that the DSM would be the straw that broke the Yellow Elephant's back, but while helpful in weakening the Bu$hCo defenses enough so that the numbers favoring the impeachment of King George are actually in the majority in some sections of the country, we will likely find that we on the Left will actually owe a debt of thanks to a member of the other wing of the American political spectrum - US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald has to be making great strides in the Valerie Plame case which violated a federal law - the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which states:

Whoever, having or having had authorized access to classified information that identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert agent's intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined not more than $50,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

And could also be interpreted as having violated the Espionage Act of 1917.

Just in the last several days, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper, expected by Fitzgerald to provide evidence necessary to prosecute the Plame leaker. Miller is headed for the Greybar Hotel, while Time Magazine will turn over Cooper's notes.

With these developments, all eyes turn toward GOP stenographer Robert Novak, who for many months stonewalled the investigation which was instigated by his article outing Plame, which is viewed by many as a Bu$hCo retaliation against former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's act of 'unfealty' in exposing the lie behind the Niger 'yellow cake' claim, and opening the door to a factual case being built that the War to Steal Iraqi Oil was based on lies.

Novak has hiddden behind the law for over a year, but now says "I Will Reveal All".

Let me repeat that.

"I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't.

But I will. And there might be some surprising things.

I will reveal all in a column and on the air."

You're toast, George. You and your minions. You can rant all you want about the new Iranina president being a terrorist when those involved say he wasn't and former Ambassador Bruce Langen says he can't ID someone who held him captive for 444 days [subscription]. It won't hide the fact that you betrayed your nation for the economic benefit of your political supporters. (Frankly, I find it ironic if you try, for the October Surprise was the first of the electoral crimes against America committed in the Reagan-Bu$h era.)

You are losing support all the time as more and more people decide that you are no longer of any benefit to the nation and need replacement for your malfeasances. Many will be cheering when you are found guilty and sentenced, maybe even to a life sentence like your buddy Bernie Ebbers might get.

After all, you have violated Mom, the flag, and apple pie. You can't sink much lower, Dumbya. You are no officer, nor are you a gentleman. As former Watergate conspirator John Dean - a man who has already called for your impeachment [original article here] - says:

"The American Prospect's observation that 'we are very much into Nixon territory here' with this story is an understatement. Indeed, this is arguably worse. Nixon never set up a hit on one of his enemies' wives.

Everyone knows that a gentleman never hits a lady, George. You'll find that out when you're rooming with Bruno and Bubba for the rest of your life. Who knows - you might even learn which gender has only one 'udder'!

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