Thursday, March 08, 2007


Is it possible that the MSM could have misled the public anymore on the trial of Scooter Libby? Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to defend Libby; I believe he perjured himself and obstructed justice and should have to do some jail time. I, unlike the left, believe felonious perjury and obstruction are serious crimes no matter what the circumstances, i.e. lies relating to non-crimes (such as this case) or about sex. We are however talking about the Democratic Party, the party that introduced us to "hate crimes" and believe that violence against one minority group warrants you more punishment than violence against another group.

One thing that has to be made perfectly clear is and was made known by the investigation is; Libby was NOT the one to out Valerie Plame as a CIA OP. It was then Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. If this is news to you, well you certainly haven't been following the case well enough. If you think that's news, how about this? Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald won't be bringing charges against Armitage. Why? (Hmmm, what's the best way I can put this?)


Do you think you'll hear that interesting tidbit in the news? Don't bet on it.

Color me partisan all you want but here is what I have learned from the 3+ year investigation;

1. Libby lied and obstructed justice into the investigation of how Valerie Plame and her classified job at the CIA was leaked to reporters.

2. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source of the leak.

3. Armitage will not be charged as the leak does not constitute a crime.

4. Armitage is a real piece of work. He could have nipped this in the bud early on by saying he was the source of the leak. Instead he chose to let Libby twist in the wind and trip himself up to the grand jury. Libby made his bed however and he has to lie in it.

5. The person most responsible for the demise of his wife's CIA career was Joe Wilson. Mr Wilson chose to go public with the false accusation that his report debunked the claims that Iraqis had gone shopping for uranium in Niger and it had been circulated to senior administration officials. He had to know that these officials and reporters were going to question why a retired ambassador to Niger was sent on this mission by the CIA. The answer most certainly pointed to his wife and to divert attention from himself he concocted a conspiracy theory to implicate the President's closest aides. It's sad so many took and still take this buffoon seriously;

Red Flag #1. Wilson had long been a bitter critic of the Bush Administration, writing in such left-wing publications as The Nation that under President Bush, "America has entered one of it periods of historical madness" and had "imperial ambitions."

Red Flag #2. He was affiliated with the pro-Saudi Middle East Institute and he had recently been the keynote speaker for the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, a far-Left group that opposed not only the U.S. military intervention in Iraq but also the sanctions and the no-fly zones that protected Iraqi Kurds and Shias from being slaughtered by Saddam.

Red Flag #3. Mr. Wilson has said that he opposed military action in Iraq because he didn't believe Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and he foresaw the possibility of a difficult occupation. In fact, prior to the U.S. invasion, Mr. Wilson told ABC's Dave Marash that if American troops were sent into Iraq, Saddam might "use a biological weapon in a battle that we might have.

Red Flag #4. Mr. Wilson had no apparent background or skill as an investigator. As Mr. Wilson himself acknowledged, his so-called investigation was nothing more than "eight days drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people" at the U.S. embassy in Niger. Based on those conversations, he concluded that "it was highly doubtful that any [sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq] had ever taken place."

So to wrap up, the CIA sends a retired Bush-bashing diplomat with no investigative skills on a mission so sensitive to National Security and no one is supposed to question who directed it? Everyone knew the Iraqis were buying yellowcake but that actually gave creedence to the War in Iraq. Justifying the war in Iraq means more votes for the right and the left will do anything in their power to stop that from happening.

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