Monday, November 7, 2005


Lying's just the tip of the iceberg
Since it is apparently not a crime to deceive the American people into supporting a foolish and unjust war, one must be content with the indictment of I. Lewis Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice. The indictment is an example of a mountain laboring two years to bring forth a molehill. Libby will have the best trial lawyers money can buy and stands a good chance of acquittal. If he is convicted, the president will surely grant him a pardon before he leaves office.

The Bush administration, led by the vice president, systematically deceived the American people about the war and continues to do so. There were never any nuclear weapons, never any raw uranium, never any Iraqi involvement in the World Trade Center attack. The Iraq war was never part of a "war on terrorism."

The vice president is also supporting legislation that would provide the basis for the CIA to do what it is already doing -- torture people who are held outside this country. Granted Cheney's serious fear that jihadism has created another cold war situation, such legislation would still reduce the United States to a country that willingly supports savagery -- an ineffective strategy at that. The war is Cheney's war, and the 2,000 American dead and the 32,000 Iraqi dead are Cheney's victims. The torture is Cheney's torture.

With this background, the indictment of Libby looks kind of silly.
Remember Iran-Contra - the little guys take the fall and receive pardons, the bigger crooks receive their pardons early and go on to become kings.


Jack Mercer said...

Shea, you say there were never nuclear weapons and yet Carl Levin, Democrat, a staunch war critic said that this was fact. He stated it on Hardball on Monday night. Also, if you want to do a little research you will find complete lists of wmd's compiled on the U.N.'s website. I still don't understand how you guys continue to miss this?


P.S. I realize what the anti-Bush crowd really wanted was a Rove indictment--I guess they're really disappointed.

SheaNC said...

I'll look for that list, Jack, but the proof is in the pudding. Nothing was found, was it? If I'm wrong, I'll admit it, but from what I've gathered no nukes were found. The fact that Carl Levin is a democrat doesn't exempt him from being part of the neocon agenda, as we have see a lot of democrats in bed with the pro-war crowd (luckily, I am an independent, so I don't mind you pointing out that choosing between democrat and republican is like choosing between arsenic and cyanide).

Also, your right that the anti-Bush crowd (me, too) wanted a Rove indictment. Who knows, it could still happen, but its all moot - criminals at that level tend to receive presidential pardons anyway.