Thursday, October 20, 2005

Hard rain's gonna fall

In an unguarded moment during the last campaign, John Kerry said (not knowing a microphone was on): "These guys are the biggest bunch of crooks you've ever seen."

Chris Matthews:

If there are indictments, they're going to be probably in the vice president's office, they're probably going to come next week and they are going to blow this White House apart.

It's going to be unbelievable.

I think the people watching right now who are voters better start paying attention to this issue. It's not just about whether somebody's name was leaked, it's about whether we went to war under false pretenses or not, whether people knew about that or not, and what they did when they were charged against that kind of offense against the United States.

It's serious business.

and from Pat Buchanan:

During Watergate, a good friend went to prison for saying twice before a grand jury, "I can't recall." That was about a picayune matter compared to Judy Miller's "I can't recall" to the question, "Who gave you this name, 'Valerie Flame'?"

So, my guess is that there are multiple indictments coming, for lying to investigators, perjury, obstruction of justice, and disclosure of national security secrets for political purposes. And maybe conspiracy....

Though this case may be narrowly about whether Libby or Rove lied to investigators or the grand jury, it could also become about whether we were lied into a war General Odom calls the "greatest strategic disaster in the history of the United States."

There is simply no good news here for Bush & Co., unless Patrick Fitzgerald declines to indict anyone. If, however, Fitzgerald comes down with no indictments, some journalists will have to be put on suicide watch, so heavy is their psychological and emotional investment in this case.

From DailyKos. Also, see our favorite prescient cartoon.

2 comments:

CalculatedRisk said...

Professor,

The link to the cartoon is bad (extra http).

And these guys are the biggest bunch of crooks I've ever seen. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Best Regards.

Calories in foods said...

Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!

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