"An Italian judge has ruled that former PM Silvio Berlusconi should stand trial over alleged fraud concerning his family's media company Mediaset."bush and cheney will never leave office.
* emptywheel on leopold & waas.
* shorter coulter: water runs uphill
"The speaker in question was Sir Richard Dearlove. He is famous as a former director of MI6, Britain’s secret intelligence service... Without ramming home the point, at four or five instances he suggested that just about everything in the American approach to the war on Islamic terrorism had been ill-conceived."accident or design?
"In Addington, CIA Leakgate Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has likely met his match. Addington never liked independent counsels let alone special prosecutors. The mere fact that Fitzgerald was threatening the unitary executive would have prompted Addington to pull out all the stops. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Addington likely interfered in the Fitzgerald Grand Jury process. The word in Washington is that Fitzgerald was told an indictment of Rove would go no where since Bush plans to place Libby's name on the next Christmas pardon list. Libby was indicted for lying to a Grand Jury. With a pardon of Libby, Fitzgerald would have been hard pressed to bring a case against Rove or Addington's alter ego, Cheney. Chicago's crime fighting Eliot Ness met his match in native Washingtonian J. Edgar Hoover. In Washington's Addington, Chicago's Fitzgerald has witnessed history repeating itself."(thnx kath)
* pollyusa has the highlights of the latest libby filing.
* meanwhile, there's an interesting libby pardon thread over at jeralyn's