Category Archives: indict dick cheney libby trial fitzgerald indictment

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

cheney’s claims on rush limbaugh, yesterday. . .

have been directly contradicted
by today’s washington post, los
angeles times, and the new york
times — all citing to newly declassified
defense department documents:

. . .Captured Iraqi documents
and intelligence interrogations
of Saddam Hussein and two former
aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s
regime was not directly cooperating
with al-Qaeda
before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, according to a
declassified Defense Department
report released yesterday. . .”


perhaps the most frustrating
aspect of these lies is that
mr. cheney insists on
continuing to tell them
.

and he tells them long after the
sentient world has accepted that
they are without substantial
basis in fact — all to the
damage of the reputations of
good, hard-working intelligence
officials at the central
intelligence agency.

astonishing. or perhaps, not so.

[h/t tpmuckraker!]

talk left’s take. . .

jeralyn merritt — clearly showing her
estimable defense lawyer stripes
this
morning — writes that, in part, fitz has
charged, and brought, a too-narrow case:

“. . .The dumbest thing the Government did
was charge too narrow a case, and not
indict Cheney
along with Libby. . .

In other words, Fitzgerald missed the
forest for the trees. . .

As much as I might prefer it otherwise,
this case [u.s. v. libby] was about memory
and reasonable doubt, not about the
conspiracy that was proven to exist at
the Administration’s highest levels of power. . .”

personally, i think fitz was very wise.
i think he brought — and more pre-
cisely, proved — a multiple-count-felony
case against the vice president’s chief of staff.

once he secures a conviction, there is a least
some logical predicate to believe he could
charge the vice president with directing his
chief of staff’s actions — especially given
the october 3, 2003, jackson hole note, written
in the vice president’s own hand
, no less. . .

but without the libby conviction, charging
the nation’s sitting no. 2 with a crime — a felony,
to boot — seems a bit of a fool’s errand. i
write this even though the opinion polls indicate
we’d have to scour history, beyond even spiro
agnew’s stint in that office, to find a more
widely-reviled veep. . .

no, i think the office just weighs too heavily in
the minds of the jurors — it makes the case,
premised on a “beyond a reasonable doubt
standard of proof — unwinnable, without the
prior conviction of cheney’s underling.

so. . . i think fitz has been deliberately
conservative — playing his hand one card
at. a. time. . .

will scooter libby agree to testify, in return
for a reduced sentence on what looks to be four
felonies? i am uncertain about that.

but, in my view, that is not a compelling enough
reason to bring a far-flung, perhaps meandering,
multi-level, multi-office, multi-tasked, administration
conspiracy case — all in one ball of wax, against libby,
rove and cheney. my hunch is that those sorts of
cases usually lose the jurors in all-those-invariably
weedy details. . .

and so, i do think fitzgerald’s days prosecuting
plame-gate actors will not end with the
verdict in the next few days — no, his efforts
will next point north, into the office of the
vice president’s chain of command.

and there is only one person
north of libby in that office.