Saturday, February 10, 2007
The Un-indicted Co-Conspirator
Just had a waft of that old Watergate feeling pass through me, again.
It isn't a good feeling. It is a terrifying feeling.
It must happen, I know. There is no choice but full accountability, this time.
It will, no doubt, not happen in the same way it did with Nixon.
This is Watergate on Mescaline!
Pundits like to say that the system worked during the Nixon nightmare.
Yes, one could say that it did, until Nixon was pardoned. That was the beginning of the road that would, inevitably, lead us to this sorry state.
Today, we are closer to a nuclear war than we have been since the Cuban missile crisis, at least that the public really ever knew about.
The problem with public, nuclear saber rattling, by people, neither of which have a very healthy ego (inflated beyond all belief, but disintegrated as hell), should be obvious.
Cheney at center of Libby trial - Politics - MSNBC.com:
"It is I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby whom special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is trying to put in jail in connection with the disclosure of a CIA operative’s identity, but as Libby’s trial reached the halfway point Wednesday, Fitzgerald appeared to be just as intent on putting Vice President Dick Cheney near the center of the case.
Libby, Cheney’s former chief of staff, is charged with perjury for telling a federal grand jury in 2004 that he first learned of the operative’s covert status from NBC News Washington bureau chief Tim Russert. Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald wrapped up his case Wednesday with Russert’s testimony contradicting Libby’s assertion.