Friday, October 21, 2005

THE WHITE HOUSE BLUES

FITZGERALD LAUNCHES WEB SITE

Found on the Washington Post via Raw Story
This is a great piece. It includes a number of links that provide a historical background to Treasongate. It also addresses how bad things are politically for the Bush Administration with the aftermath of Katrina, the war in Iraq, high gas prices, the Harriet Miers nomination fiasco and the CIA leak.

Many of us have known all along that the Bush Administration, one that has been illegitimate since Day 1, could have been nothing but a dismal failure. The problem is that after six years of Bush & Co lies, fabrication, an unnecessary and criminal war with the attendant disgrace of too many killed, too many tortured; propaganda, corruption, reckless and irresponsible spending, the impact of cronyism and hack appointments to important if not crucial positions in our government; the over abundance of no bid contracts to the buddies and hacks; the outing of a CIA agent for political payback, the nomination of an inept and clueless crony to the highest court in the land....In short, our country has been seriously compromised on a complex and myriad number of levels. This Administration has a lot of blood and mayhem on its hands. LS

FITZGERALD LAUNCHES SITE

PLAME INTENDS TO SUE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS
You go girl.

From The API via Raw Story

PLAME TO SUE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS

BI-PARTISAN GAO REPORT CONFIRMS CONCERN ABOUT ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES

Of course there are problems. Remember Florida and Ohio?

GAO REPORT ON ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES

NYT EXECUTIVE EDITOR REGRETS NOT LISTENING TO ALARM BELLS ON MILLER

He wrote an extensive piece in this morning's edition. Keller says Judy misled the Washington Bureau Chief on her involvement with Libby and the Plame case. Of course she did! Miller has been a head cheerleading journalist for the Bush Administration for some time. It is been so appallingly obvious to long time readers such as myself. Why was her complicity lost on Keller and Taubman? LS

NYT EXECUTIVE EDITOR ON JUDY MILLER

FORMER AND HIGHLY RESPECTED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR UNDER BUSH THE FATHER ABOUT TO BLAST BUSH THE SON.

UH OH! This is really, really bad news for Bush the Son. His conservative base is already beginning to disintegrate. Criticism from one of such stature and influence in the Republican realm as General Scowcroft could be a lethal blow.

NSA UNDER BUSH THE FIRST WILL BLAST BUSH THE SECOND

(Sorry - I am having problems with this link. You can copy and paste
http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20051021-051052-6225r
in your browser to find the story from UPI).

WHO IS SCOOTER LIBBY?

Great piece written by John Dickerson of Slate.msn.com.

Excerpt of piece - quote from Libby's letter to Miller while she was in jail. Author suggests Libby wrote to Miller in a "Straussianism" code. Leo Strauss was a German-Jewish philosopher who is believed to be one of the intellectual fathers of neoconservatism. He greatly influenced Wolfowitz. Straussianism code means that one version of a message would be understood by the uninformed masses (you and I) and another by an elite group of thinkers who would "get it" (Libby, Wolfowitz, Miller).

Au contraire even the "uninformed masses" will "get" Libby's pathetic little message.

"You went into jail in the summer. It is fall now. You will have stories to cover—Iraqi elections and suicide bombers, biological threats and the Iranian nuclear program. Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work—and life. Until then, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. With admiration, Scooter Libby."

"WHO IS SCOOTER LIBBY"

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