Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Scapegoat has Been Sentenced. Libby Goes to Jail, or Does He? Oh Yeah, and Let's Impeach Dick Cheney!

We all know the story by now, CIA operative Valerie Plume gets exposed in retaliation for her husband's article exposing faults (ie, lack of WMDs) in the Bush administration's handling of prewar Iraq intelligence, a partial investigation ensues, it culminates in the hanging of Scooter Libby for perjuring. At the end of it all, he has been sentenced 30 months in jail and fined $250,000 and news agencies are calling the whole thing "over". But is it really over? Bush still has the power to pardon Libby if he so chooses. Should he? Will he?
It doesn't really matter.
Does anyone care that Carl Rove, Dick Cheney, and George Bush haven't even been investigated properly for this whole ordeal? Did anyone notice that no fault was placed and no punishment was actually given for exposing Plume in the first place? It is incredulous that the press and the people have allowed this witch hunt to continue to "completion". Once again, we should be disappointed and outraged by our government's handling of a serious situation, allowing them to present us with a slipshod puppet show and being satisfied with their predictable, fenestrated, and poorly written plot.

To show your discontent, you can start by writing to your congressperson to support Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment for Dick Cheney! (he has to go first, then W!)
Official Articles of Impeachment (pdf) introduced April 24th, 2007 - how did I miss this?
Supporting docs on Kucinich's site
washington post



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