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Monday, October 24, 2005

Plamegate Sinking the Bush Ship?

The Bush administration is a listing ship, full of holes created by Bush and Cheney themselves and their minions, including Karl Rove and Donald Rumsfeld. Plamegate may very well sink it. I fervently hope so, as do many who have long seen the evil in it.

The Bush–Cheney desire to justify an illegal war in Iraq led to a multitude of lies. When Joseph Wilson found no uranium stores in Niger, and then went public with his findings, he blew apart the Bush–Cheney contention that Saddam Hussein was gathering supplies to build weapons of mass destruction. And he brought down the administration's wrath. Bush–Cheney minions outded Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife, as a CIA operative, which endangered her life and is a federal crime. We all believe they did so at the behest of Cheney or Bush or both.

From the news coming out of the grand jury investigations into the leaking of Plame's identity to the press, indictments look likely this week. At a minimum, Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's chief of staff, may be indicted. But I believe that a new grand jury should then be impaneled to continue the investigation higher up the war-hawk food chain. If done properly, it would implicate Cheney and Bush and Rumsfeld (additional reading here).

If that were to happen, my faith in democracy would be restored. And we could begin to rid our leadership of the cancer that has afflicted it since the Bush machine stole office.


Anonymous said...

I fully agree with your statements. And I love your APA en dash between two nouns!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Ah, the en dash. I love dashes, both en and em. Like exclamation points, they are beautiful, exotic creatures ... unless seen too often in a writer's work.

Anonymous said...

i agree peace on earth :]

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