Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Good Thing He's Not a Plumber

When it was first reported that a "senior Bush Administration official" had leaked the name of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, Dubya said, in his usual succinct way, "I'd like to know who leaked, and if anybody has got any information inside our government or outside our government who leaked, you ought to take it to the Justice Department so we can find out the leaker. I have told my staff, I want full cooperation with the Justice Department."
But when the Justice Department asked the White House staff to sign forms that could definitively expose the leaker, Dubya backed off on his alleged
commitment to finding the leaker.
The Washington Post reported that the White House "declined to say Monday whether President Bush thinks his aides should sign the forms that would release reporters from any pledges of confidentiality."
Of the Resident's stonewalling, White House spokes-liar Scott McClellan dismissed any inquiries, saying, "That's asking a specific question about matters that should be directed to the career officials at the Department of Justice."
That's a pretty sharp contrast to his previous comments attempting to specifically absolve noted Bush puppetmaster Karl Rove, the Vice President's Chief of
Staff Scooter Libby, and National Security Council official Eliot Abrams, from any responsibility for the leak.
McClellan managed to keep a straight face and added, "No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the President does."
Sure, he does. Three months ago, Dubya refused to ask his staff to sign the same release form to minimize the investigation's cost and potential damage to national security.
Let's get real. Bush just wants this to go away.
He wants to file it in the, "Where's Bin Laden, crooked Enron pal Ken Lay, Halliburton scandal, etc., file of forgotten Bushian boners."
Let's make it simple for the appointed dimwit: Hey Dubya, if you get your staff to sign confidentiality waivers, the truth can be found and the leaker'll be caught almost immediately.
You said you wanted that, didn't you, Mr. Resident?
Note: Identifying CIA operatives is a federal crime and a form of treason.
Where is that idiot Attorney General John Ashcroft now?
Feh. One more reason to feel contempt for this bunch of criminals.

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