Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak

btw - there's some discussion about whether waas' latest piece says anthing that Jason Leopold didnt say in April: "Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak"

incidentally, leopold's april article states:
"The officials, some of whom are attorneys close to the case, added that more than two dozen emails that the vice president's office said it recently discovered and handed over to leak investigators in February show that President Bush was kept up to date about the circumstances surrounding the effort to discredit former Ambassador Joseph Wilson."
in march, larisa wrote:
"According to several Pentagon sources close to Rove and others familiar with the inquiry, Bush's senior adviser tipped off Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to information that led to the recent "discovery" of 250 pages of missing email from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney."
both could be simultaneuosly true, of course - each 'email' could be quite long if each email is a simple 'reply to' and includes all previous correspondence.


rimone said...

jesus fucking christ--is there anything he could get busted for? (i momentarily got all happy reading Waas last night.) and i'm giving up on impeachment cause the Dems are pussies e.g., 'it wouldn't be good for the country' and i'm all oh really? the damn country's not doing so well now...

bah...i hate the way smirkey blithely goes riding off into the sunset whenever new shit comes to light.

ps, i actually wanna give him that blowjob and then live to tell all.

Don said...

That's one shot I don't think anyone could reasonably expect you to take for the team...

Don said...

Still the 4th of July in NA, and although we had our national birthday in Canada 3 days ago, this was just to good to let pass unnoticed.

On Bush's crimes, Shaun Mullen at Kiko's House points to LaPopessa at Make It Stop! Make It Stop! pulling a few lines from the Declaration of Independence, specifically the transgressions of King George III in the eyes of the Continental Congress:

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. . . .

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

Where are the statesmen in our time to speak the plain truth, that the United States and the nations in its sphere are falling prey to another tyrant?

rimone said...

Don: That's one shot I don't think anyone could reasonably expect you to take for the team...

lol, you don't know me in meatspace--i'm selfish as shit and the first reason i'd be doing it, is for myself. i'd even do worse if i thought it would help. :-)

Where are the statesmen in our time to speak the plain truth, that the United States and the nations in its sphere are falling prey to another tyrant?

i've been wondering about that since President Gore took the high road. i think that, among other things, they're all cowed by the volume and past popularity of the rabid right and they're still under the delusion that obeying the law is the only way for them to go, despite numerous and blatant illegal tactics from the rethug side.

now i happen to agree w/them but i think that in this case, obeying the law hasn't been working. i think that Democrats should be taking one of the rethugs' slogans and using it: whatever it takes.

lukery said...

don - thnx for the reminder - there's nothing new under the sun.

as for the blowjob, heck, i'd volunteer. whatever it takes.

i'd have to think john kerry's stand-down was worse thaan gore's - given what we knew at the time.

Kathleen said...

Don't forget good old Ben Franklin with his advice, a stitch in time saves nine.

The principles first stated by our Founding Fathers are getting a booster shot in CT. through Ned Lamont's campaign. Don't forget we were one of the 13 original colonies and a LOT of all that stuff happened here.

The Charter Oak is here and Samuel Huntington, the President of the first Continental Congress, Nathan Hale, and even Bernedict Arnold.

Let's just say we know the script.

En guarde, Bushie boy, the CT. Yankees are on the job.

Sometimes on a rainy day I like to go sit in the oldest law library in the country, in the musty basement of the Oldest Court House in the USA. 1784. Our librarians are the best. They just blow off the NSA.

Rimone, a tip from Dr. Mom. a peach a day will make him go way.

I just sent Luke a link to a little school in Washington, CT. and kid reading in class how you impeach a Numero Uno Jerk.

So take heart, the Fat Lady will, sing!!!

lukery said...

oh - and happy canada day for last week :-)

rimone said...

Kathleen: Don't forget good old Ben Franklin with his advice, a stitch in time saves nine.

if we only knew then what we know now.

Kathleen, those librarians sound refreshingly sane. :-)