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My latest L.A. Weekly column on the political collapse of the Bush administraton is now posted. Take a look.
Posted by Marc Cooper on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 12:59 AM | Permalink
I don't expect much to happen out of Fitz's investigation. The Left is left, well fantasizing about "frog marching" instead of trying to well, build winning platforms and programs. The gist of what happened is that the CIA (slam dunk!) after being burned "big time" in the 1990's about Saddam's WMDs twice enthusiastically endorsed the WMD issue in the run-up to the Iraq War. Then started a leak war with the WH on fixing the blame when they were wrong AGAIN.
Wilson was at the center of that leak war, in bed literally and figuratively with CIA elements aligned with Kerry's campaign. With leaks of course by the WH folks as well against the CIA. [Note btw Goss's failure to reprimand Tenet and his crew] At the end of the day any indictment that stands a chance of hell of getting a conviction requires more IMHO than he-said-she-said testimony about telephone conversations and vague notes that are cryptic at best. Something on the order of Sandy Burglar walking out with classified info and destroying documents at home. Which would end in a plea bargain and wrist-slap.
Wilson probably outed his wife himself, and certainly lied in interviews (though not under oath) about documents the US didn't even have during his mission and debrief (they came 8 mos later). The WH pushed back against him noting the whole trip was a boondoggle arranged by his wife (which it was). Miller sat in jail to protect Wilson and other CIA sources.
The bigger issue is that the CIA is out of control and will be for a Dem president as well as a Republican one.
As for Bush, I'm frankly APPALLED at some of the comments here about "Bush planting nukes" or somesuch. I hate to pick on you Rose but that is part of the problem.
Dems and particularly leftists are in willful denial of reality. Russia suffers MORE Al Qaeda attacks. Buddhist monk and two Thai teenagers beheaded in southern Thailand by Al Qaeda. An OU student blows himself up outside an OU football game filled with 80,000 spectators, more explosives in his apartment shared with the head of the Muslim Student Association. Terror cells in Lodi (Pakistani Muslims training to "kill Americans") and in LA (jihad against government offices and synagogues). The Bali bombings, Zamboanga bombings, death threats by Muslims against the government in the Netherlands, and newspapers in Denmark and Zawarhiri's letter all tell us what we face.
The message from Al Qaeda, it's affiliated groups, and the vast majority of Muslims who by their silence give their assent is clear: submit to the global Caliphate or we slaughter you wherever the infidel can be found.
Multi-culti PC blinds the Left and Dems to this reality. There is no escape from this fight, much as we might want it. We can either cut short this conflict by decisively engaging and destroying the Al Qaeda enemy (and it's associated elements) or let the conflict escalate to nuclear terms which we will win but at tragic cost.
Rose -- do you seriously think Al Qaeda would not nuke the US if able to do so? That the Iranians would not nuke the US in a heartbeat? Bush is wrong on many things but even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Triple AAA's buddy Abu Nidal would have cheerfully killed anyone of the commenters here like he did wheelchair bound Leon Klinghoffer (for the dual crime of being a Jew and American).
We have a real enemy. He killed over 3,000 of us on 9/11 (remember that one?) He really does exist and he's killing people all over the world. Al Qaeda or LeT or JI or EIJ or any of the Jamaats would nuke the US in a heartbeat. Failure to respond to that reality just IMHO guarantees a Republican victory.
People will vote against their economic interests if that's the price for not being nuked. Dems are sticking their head in the sand.
Jim Rockford |
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 04:43 PM
Abbas-Ali Abadani |
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 09:17 PM
Rockford doesn't expect much...but Bill Kristol does, and apparently so do Rove and Libby.
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, commenting on Fox News Sunday about the leak scandal:
KRISTOL: But talking to people pretty close to both Libby and Rove outside of government, who therefore can talk about it, I think they expect the worse now. I think they –
WALLACE: That both Libby and Rove will be indicted.
KRISTOL: I believe, if I had to predict – and I don’t know more this than anybody else reading the papers – that both Libby and Rove will be indicted, not for what the original referral was about but for some combination of disclosing classified information or perhaps failing to be fully candid with federal investigators or with the grand jury.
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 09:20 PM
Rockford: "Buddhist monk and two Thai teenagers beheaded in southern Thailand by Al Qaeda."
Uh huh. Nothing at all about the operations of Thai security forces in the predominantly Muslim provinces of the South, which have cost at least a thousand lives since January of last year. Nothing at all about massacres of Muslim youth at the historic Krue Sae mosque in April 2004 and at Tak Bai in October 2004, in which about 200 were killed by the police and army.
Nothing about the stepping up of military operations or the regional emergency decree issued in July, which gave the government wide powers of censorship, detention without charge for 30 days and immunity from criminal prosecution for the security forces deployed in the southern provinces.
Or about the surge in insurgent activity which, "oddly" enough, began in late July.
Nor anything about how Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra has, over the past two years, sought to secure an electoral base for his right-wing populist government by direct appeals to Thai nationalism and promotion of "national Buddhist identity."
No, it's all just about the preternatural evil of "Islam" -- the booga booga which lurks under your bed -- the international conspiracy that is determined to install a Global Caliphate.
What a sad, scared, pathetic, ingnorant, bigoted douchebag you are.
Rockford: "do you seriously think ... That the Iranians would not nuke the US in a heartbeat?"
Frankly, even the wackiest of our mullahs have more common sense than you and the government that you worship and exalt above all else.
At the very least, they have a finely tuned sense of self-preservation and a realization of what unleashing the nuclear genie (when they acquire the lamp in ten years' time) actually means.
Which is more than I can say for you and your heroes, oh fearless water boy boy.
Abbas-Ali Abadani |
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 07:45 AM
Actually reg, your attempts at humor were pretty good. It was ME that missed it.
GM Roper |
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 08:27 AM
Hi. The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.
I am from Bosnia and learning to write in English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "In the broader markets, the cnx midcap index rose."
With love :(, Bay.
Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 04:30 AM
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