One thing that keeps coming back to the front of my mind is the speech that President Bush made regarding the outing of Valerie Plame and how he stated as a fact that the person responsible for this leak would not be working in his administration. Do you think that he is a man of his word or he was just lying to the American people once more.
This president and his credibility with the American people is in the toilet and he has not one soul other than himself to blame. Surrounding yourself with people that think that America is the enemy when you are the President of the United States says it all. We the people are the enemy to our government in their eyes because we have the right and the authority to question their actions on our behalf.
With the court case for Scooter Libby, the Vice Presidents Chief of Staff coming out in all the headlines all the testimony is pointing up the chain of command. All the way up to the Vice President.
Vice President's Shadow Hangs Over Trial
Testimony Points Out Cheney's Role in Trying to Dampen Joseph Wilson's Criticism
By R. Jeffrey Smith and Carol D. Leonnig - Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Vice President Cheney's press officer, Cathie Martin, approached his chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on Air Force Two on July 12, 2003, to ask how she should respond to journalists' questions about Joseph C. Wilson IV. Libby looked over one of the reporters' questions and told Martin: "Well, let me go talk to the boss and I'll be back."
On Libby's return, Martin testified in federal court last week, he brought a card with detailed replies dictated by Cheney, including a highly partisan, incomplete summary of Wilson's investigation into Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction program.
Libby subsequently called a reporter, read him the statement, and said -- according to the reporter -- he had "heard" that Wilson's investigation was instigated by his wife, an employee at the CIA, later identified as Valerie Plame. The reporter, Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, was one of five people with whom Libby discussed Plame's CIA status during those critical weeks that summer.
Under questioning from FBI agent Deborah S. Bond, Libby acknowledged that he and Cheney "may have talked" aboard the plane from Norfolk that day about whether to make public Plame's CIA employment, Bond testified Thursday.
Her testimony brought Cheney closer than ever to the heart of the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's efforts to discredit Wilson, who had accused the White House of twisting intelligence he had gathered as it sought to justify the invasion of Iraq. - Washington Post
It comes as no surprise that the cowardly Vice President is pointing the finger everywhere but at himself. This from a man that must have the final say on how to “Blunt” the Wilson article in The New York Times by the Ambassador. Let’s just call a spade a spade and the office of Vice President his held by a man with a Nixon mentality where everyone is out to screw you. Sad but true.
Thank God above that the ever so incompetent President Bush is in good health and the fact that the Secret Service is the best political persona protection in the world. I hope and pray that nothing ever happens to the President because his would be successor is just totally nuts with power and control.
2008 elections can not happen soon enough for this political opinion writer.
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Other folks talking about this issue…
Middle Earth Journal… I have been saying for several years that "it's all about Cheney". George W. Bush is simply Cheney's front man - his puppet.
The Lantern… That's a big-ass shadow.
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