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Thursday, April 06, 2006

In other news

I just recently found out about this via a friend. There seems to be relatively little talk about it over the internet, despite the fact that scooter has gifted the american left with a gigantic bombshell. Even those on the american right are left with no choice but to accept that either scooter libby is perjuring himself in his own domestic spying trial, or the president lied to the american public (scroll down to find the quote):

THE PRESIDENT: Listen, I know of nobody -- I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action. And this investigation is a good thing.

And again I repeat, you know, Washington is a town where there's all kinds of allegations. You've heard much of the allegations. And if people have got solid information, please come forward with it. And that would be people inside the information who are the so-called anonymous sources, or people outside the information -- outside the administration. And we can clarify this thing very quickly if people who have got solid evidence would come forward and speak out. And I would hope they would.

And then we'll get to the bottom of this and move on. But I want to tell you something -- leaks of classified information are a bad thing. And we've had them -- there's too much leaking in Washington. That's just the way it is. And we've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them and I want to know who the leakers are.

So, now it is the case that either libby is lying or the president is lying. Either Libby is lying or Bush should be impeached (particularly considering the standard of impeachment set by the 1998 congress). There is no third option. But I expect to hear nary a peep from the right, the press, or especially from anyone in the administration on this topic. It will quite neatly go away.


  • At 08 April, 2006 10:43, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well the weasel way out for Bush is that since he's the President, and can unclassify information, it wasn't classified when it was leaked.

    Really it means you can't nail him on any of this, since if he did it, it wasn't illegal. Possibly there might be an obstruction issue, which, with the lying should be impeachable, but will depend strongly on the results of the midterm elections.



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