madmex2000 Report This Comment
Date: March 07, 2007 07:58AM
I lied under oath
I am now a convicted Felon
I worked directly under Dick Cheney and do his durty work.
I am counting on a presidential pardon.
I am the 28th republican to be convicted under this Bush Admin.
I wish the country was full of more Jgoins supporters,we might have gotten away
I am a Bennidect Arnold. Someone shoot me.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 07, 2007 11:38AM
Real Story Behind CIA Leak
Tuesday , March 06, 2007
By John Gibson
So let me get this straight: Scooter Libby is going to jail for not remembering
who he told what. He didn't lie, evidently. He didn't remember right, and that
is a federal crime, of course, if you happen to be speaking to a FBI agent when
your memory fails.
But at the same time, the same Justice Department has taken the case of a high
government official who lied, who stole classified documents, who destroyed
those documents, and he's walking around free as a bird. They won't even ask him
to take a lie detector test to determine if he lied more than they already
People are saying the Libby trial is the key to the kingdom, that it stands for
the trial of the entire administration and the war in Iraq.
Here's what it was about: Does the vice president have the right to say, see
that guy named Joe Wilson who is going around saying I sent him to Africa to
investigate Saddam's nuke bombs? I didn't send him. His wife did.
Seems pretty simple to me.
Joe Wilson wrote a piece for The New York Times implying the vice president sent
him on a mission to Africa and then ignored his advice. In the vice president's
office the question was: Who is this guy? Why is he saying we sent him, and as a
matter of fact who did?
Let me quote from an Associated Press report from the trial, dated January 24,
2007, when former CIA Iraq mission manager Robert L. Grenier appeared as a
government witness in the trial of Libby. The report reads: Grenier testified he
told Libby that the idea of sending ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger was the
brainchild of Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, who worked in the CIA office that
sent him in 2002.
Now, Libby was informed who sent Wilson to Africa. He certainly knew the vice
president's office didn't because, well, because he would know. He was the
V.P.'s chief of staff.
So the vice president and Libby wanted the press to know because they were
getting pointed questions about why did you send this guy if you weren't going
to pay attention to his report. And they found out that his wife had sent him.
They wanted people to know. Problem was, she was a covert spook, at least
So if you are the vice president or his assistant, can you out the spook if the
spook is pulling strings behind your back to make you look bad? Evidently
Personally, I'm glad they did. There was a cabal inside the CIA working against
the president's policy and they wanted to hide behind their secret status while
they did what was essentially an anti-war political hitjob.
This is bad. It is the bad thing at the bottom of this whole episode. Valerie
Plame knew what she was doing when she sent her husband. She knew he would never
come back with an endorsement for the war. He says in his own book he didn't
even believe in deposing Saddam back in the '91 war.
So why would Cheney send an anti-war activist to investigate a key fact in the
decision to go to war? Answer: He wouldn't. And the person who did was trying to
sabotage the president.
That is the real story behind this entire saga.
That's My Word.
aDCBeast Report This Comment
Date: March 07, 2007 10:28PM
John Gibson's commentary points out why reporting should be done with facts
rather than mere opinion. He also mouth's off to get people to watch his BS on
TV like O'Reilly does.
Valerie Plame sent Joe Wilson to Niger because he was uniquely equipped to find
out if Iraq tried to buy or did buy yellowcake uranium from Niger. Wilson was
ambassador to the african region under GWBI. He remained in that post until
Shrubs tenure as president.
As is the CIAs job they investigated the report that Iraq was attempting to
purchase yellowcake from Niger. At the same moment in time, Cheney jumped at the
allegation rather than seek it's truthfullness while Plame sent her husband to
Niger to investigate. The story by an italian con man proved FALSE. But Cheney
was telling the story as if proved true.
Cheney still says there were WMDs in Iraq. This should be proof enough that
Cheney lies to the general public and is outed himself time and again.
So Joe Wilson reports that the Niger story is false to his wife. The CIA
operative that is responsible for checking out stories
about WMDs. Cheney
decides to keep telling the false report as truth to support his unsupported war
in Iraq. He then knowingly told Libby to discredit Wilson by outing his wife as
a CIA agent. Knowingly.
Libby was gullible enough to think they finesse their way around the law and he
got caught. Oops!
John Gibson is thus full of shit.
You might as well have quoted Rush
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 09, 2007 01:58PM
SHOOTING ELEPHANTS IN A BARREL
March 7, 2007
Lewis Libby has now been found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice for
lies that had absolutely no legal consequence.
It was not a crime to reveal Valerie Plame's name because she was not a covert
agent. If it had been a crime, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald could have
wrapped up his investigation with an indictment of the State Department's
Richard Armitage on the first day of his investigation since it was Armitage who
revealed her name and Fitzgerald knew it.
With no crime to investigate, Fitzgerald pursued a pointless investigation into
nothing, getting a lot of White House officials to make statements under oath
and hoping some of their recollections would end up conflicting with other
witness recollections, so he could charge some Republican with
"perjury" and enjoy the fawning media attention.
As a result, Libby is now a convicted felon for having a faulty memory of the
person who first told him that Joe Wilson was a delusional boob who lied about
his wife sending him to Niger.
This makes it official: It's illegal to be Republican.
Since Teddy Kennedy walked away from a dead girl with only a wrist slap (which
was knocked down to a mild talking-to, plus time served: zero), Democrats have
apparently become a protected class in America, immune from criminal prosecution
no matter what they do.
As a result, Democrats have run wild, accepting bribes, destroying classified
information, lying under oath, molesting interns, driving under the influence,
obstructing justice and engaging in sex with underage girls, among other things.
Meanwhile, conservatives of any importance constantly have to spend millions of
dollars defending themselves from utterly frivolous criminal prosecutions.
Everything is illegal, but only Republicans get prosecuted.
Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh was subjected to a three-year
criminal investigation for allegedly buying prescription drugs illegally to
treat chronic back pain. Despite the witch-hunt, Democrat prosecutor Barry E.
Krischer never turned up a crime.
Even if he had, to quote liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz:
"Generally, people who illegally buy prescription drugs are not
prosecuted." Unless they're Republicans.
The vindictive prosecution of Limbaugh finally ended last year with a plea
bargain in which Limbaugh did not admit guilt. Gosh, don't you feel safer now? I
know I do.
In another prescription drug case with a different result, last year, Rep.
Patrick Kennedy (Democrat), apparently high as a kite on prescription drugs,
crashed a car on Capitol Hill at 3 a.m. That's abuse of prescription drugs plus
a DUI offense. Result: no charges whatsoever and one day of press on Fox News
I suppose one could argue those were different jurisdictions. How about the same
In 2006, Democrat and major Clinton contributor Jeffrey Epstein was nabbed in
Palm Beach in a massive police investigation into his hiring of local underage
schoolgirls for sex, which I'm told used to be a violation of some kind of
statute in the Palm Beach area.
The police presented Limbaugh prosecutor Krischer with boatloads of evidence,
including the videotaped statements of five of Epstein's alleged victims, the
procurer of the girls for Epstein and 16 other witnesses.
But the same prosecutor who spent three years maniacally investigating
Limbaugh's alleged misuse of back-pain pills refused to bring statutory rape
charges against a Clinton contributor. Enraging the police, who had spent months
on the investigation, Krischer let Epstein off after a few hours on a single
count of solicitation of prostitution. The Clinton supporter walked, and his
victims were branded as whores.
The Republican former House Whip Tom DeLay is currently under indictment for a
minor campaign finance violation. Democratic prosecutor Ronnie Earle had to
empanel six grand juries before he could find one to indict DeLay on these
pathetic charges -- and this is in Austin, Texas (the Upper West Side with
That final grand jury was so eager to indict DeLay that it indicted him on one
charge that was not even a crime -- and which has since been tossed out by the
After winning his primary despite the indictment, DeLay decided to withdraw from
the race rather than campaign under a cloud of suspicion, and Republicans lost
one of their strongest champions in Congress.
Compare DeLay's case with that of Rep. William "The Refrigerator"
Jefferson, Democrat. Two years ago, an FBI investigation caught Jefferson on
videotape taking $100,000 in bribe money. When the FBI searched Jefferson's
house, they found $90,000 in cash stuffed in his freezer. Two people have
already pleaded guilty to paying Jefferson the bribe money.
Two years later, Bush's Justice Department still has taken no action against
Jefferson. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently put Rep. William Jefferson on the
Homeland Security Committee.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat, engaged in a complicated land
swindle, buying a parcel of land for $400,000 and selling it for over $1 million
a few years later. (At least it wasn't cattle futures!)
Reid also received more than four times as much money from Jack Abramoff (nearly
$70,000) as Tom DeLay ($15,000). DeLay returned the money; Reid refuses to do
so. Why should he? He's a Democrat.
Former Clinton national security adviser Sandy Berger literally received a
sentence of community service for stuffing classified national security
documents in his pants and then destroying them -- big, fat federal felonies.
But Scooter Libby is facing real prison time for forgetting who told him about
some bozo's wife.
Bill Clinton was not even prosecuted for obstruction of justice offenses so
egregious that the entire Supreme Court staged a historic boycott of his State
of the Union address in 2000.
By contrast, Linda Tripp, whose only mistake was befriending the office hosebag
and then declining to perjure herself, spent millions on lawyers to defend a
harassment prosecution based on far-fetched interpretations of state wiretapping
Liberal law professors currently warning about the "high price" of
pursuing terrorists under the Patriot Act had nothing but blood lust for Tripp
one year after Clinton was impeached (Steven Lubet, "Linda Tripp Deserves
to be Prosecuted," New York Times, 8/25/99).
Criminal prosecution is a surrogate for political warfare, but in this war,
Republicans are gutless appeasers.
Bush has got to pardon Libby.