Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Scooter Libby scandal is not a personal one but an American one. Al Qaeda laughs at us

The Libby Case to me signifies that Conservatives Caveat!  Jefferson and frozen Money no problem,  Bob Melendez rented a property  which has paid rent of over $300,000 to a health group whose designation making it a federal qualified for grants was obtained by the Senator 1998, Murtha and Abscam, Harry Reid's involvement with Abramoff and family casino deals,  Kennedy's (Ted and Patrick), DC Major Marion Barry, Gov McGreevy giving National Security clearance to an Israeli lover, no problem, David Rosen was Hillary Clinton's campaign finance director who was indicted on charges of filing fictitious reports that misstated contributions for a Hollywood fund-raising gala.  Sandy Berger's document stealing of National Archive papers before the 911 commission.
However NYT outing the CIA Charter Jet Service for transporting covert operatives to question Al Qaeda, The Thrift program was a top-secret terror surveillance programs and the simple truth is that this surveillance either affected non "U.S. persons" or international transactions or conversations. NY Times' Public Editor, Byron Calame, admitted it was wrong and admitted that those who claimed "illegal domestic surveillance program" were spinning.
  • Byron Calame, the NYT Public Editor
  • Since the job of public editor requires me to probe and question the published work and wisdom of Times journalists, there's a special responsibility for me to acknowledge my own flawed assessments.
    My July 2 column strongly supported The Times's decision to publish its June 23 article on a once-secret banking-data surveillance program. After pondering for several months, I have decided I was off base. There were reasons to publish the controversial article, but they were slightly outweighed by two factors to which I gave too little emphasis. While it's a close call now, as it was then, I don't think the article should have been published.
    Those two factors are really what bring me to this corrective commentary: the apparent legality of the program in the United States, and the absence of any evidence that anyone's private data had actually been misused.
    I haven't found any evidence in the intervening months that the surveillance program was illegal under United States laws.
  • What kept me from seeing these matters more clearly earlier in what admittedly was a close call? I fear I allowed the vicious criticism of The Times by the Bush administration to trigger my instinctive affinity for the underdog and enduring faith in a free pressÂ…
Then there is the NSA listening to in coming calls from non-citizens from Al Qaeda Types by NY Times' Risen and Lichtblau so they could publish a book to profit.  Mary McCarthy a CIA officer and former NSA's Director of Intelligence Programs appointee appointed by Sandy Berger and Bill Clinton leaks the Al Qaeda Secret Prisons in Allied Countries to WaPo's Dana Priest.   Sandy Berger, steals Classified Documents from the National Archives and no one what was in those documents and the Press does not go after this Clinton insider.  Berger is slapped on the Wrist.   It sounds like Scooter Libby perjured himself about what he knew but the leaker was Richard Armitage the Deputy Secretary of State w, who gave the info to Bob Woodward and Robert Novak, journalists opposed to the Iraq War.  If Libby does not get a pardon he'll go to Jail for fibbing(not remember or even lying about a leak he was not responsible for).
 All of these stories are substantial and  criminal leaks that hurt the War on Terror but the Press and the Justice department acts as if it is not a Crime. 
This is an upside world we live in.
Mr. Fitzgerald himself made his reputation as a tough prosecutor in Chicago who was nonetheless scrupulous about the law. But in this case, he knew from the very first day of his appointment in December 2003 that neither Mr. Libby nor the Vice President's office had orchestrated the leak of Valerie Plame's name to columnist Robert Novak but that Richard Armitage had. Thus the Wilson claim that this was a vendetta against Plame and him because of his bogus Niger Uranium report is unfounded.  Yet Fitzgerald chose to move ahead with the case.  Why?  Well consider that Pat Fitzgerald and James Comey were the Justice Attorneys going after Marc Rich while Libby was his attorney.  Rich's pardon may have be given based on the theory Libby was working on during the time before Rich fled the US for the Mountains of  the Swiss.  However it was Bill Clinton who pardoned this guy and Mrs. Rich gave his campaign and Presidential Library all kinds of donations.
Truly it sounds like Fitz and James Comey had a Fit over Libby's involvement with Marc Rich and were looking to even the score with him. 
see the WSJ article excerpted on Opinion Journal. 
The big winner here is Pat Fitzgerald as he will be embraced by the MSM Media and Democrats and he can get whatever Political Position he wants in a Democratic Administration and The Wilson Plame duet who were bit players in Washington DC and now get book and movie deals and are Celebrated beyond their wildest dreams1... 
The big loser is the American People in their fight with Jihadist who want to kill Americans of all strips, Conservative and Liberal. 
See this story America and figure it out.  We are cutting off our Noses to Spite are Face and we are like Soccer Players who score goals for the other team.  Al Qaeda is laughing at US!
Iraqi National cases LAX airport with a Magnet in his lower GI Tract(Rectum) connected to wires and he is set free by authorities because they do not want to get Libbied for Muslim Bigotry.  The Liberals are cutting off their Noses to Spite their Faces.  Score is America -2 and Jihadists 50+
Lord Help US!...


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Blogger emtee said...

Wow Doc, why don't you tell us how you really feel? You're so shy and reticent :>)

So is there anything we can do? It seems like we're hostages to the MSM. Only what they make a stink about penetrates the mind of the average Joe Schmoe. I know Rush and Hugh and Sean et al are all trying, but they're mostly preaching to the choir.

I've always thought that if Libs had ANY common sense they'd see that in a Muslim takeover their ilk would be the FIRST to face the sword... there would be no "free" press, no decadent Hollywood movies, no Senate and House. What are they thinking? (Oh, oops, did I use "thinking in the same sentence with Liberals?) Do they feel that since they are being so tolerant, that they will become best buds with Abdul whoever?

Talk about blinders!

3:54 PM, March 09, 2007  

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