Saturday, January 27, 2007

Dick Cheney Implicated By Aide In Scooter Libby Trial

More Bad News For Bush & Co. Just Went You Thought Things Couldn't Get Much Worse

Cathie Martin, A Senior Aide To Cheney, Has Testified That The White House Targeted Ambassador Wilson and That Cheney Was Behind The Leak of Classified Information Regarding CIA Officer Valerie Plame. See Here

Cheney’s Assistant, Cathie Martin, has emerged as a key figure in the CIA leak case. Contrary to earlier denials by the White House that they did not intentionally leak Valerie Plame’s information, this weeks testimony by Ms. Martin seems to confirm that top White House officials did in fact maliciously release information on the agents status. In the process, they misused Classified information for personal and partisan purposes.

Where are the damn Congressional Hearings on this? Subpeanas should be sent out ASAP. This is a huge story but it is being drowned out by Obama Mania and that annoying Hillary Clinton….not to mention the typical Britney Spears Pop Culture idiocy.

I think it may be time to seriously think about removing the Vice President from office. At the very least, an impeachment inquiry should be opened for Cheney, or Hearings that could lead to such an inquiry.

If this is not an impeachable offense, then I don’t know what is. Some will argue that Bush declassified the information about Plame, thus immunizing the Vice President, Karl Rove and anyone else involved. However, that to me is not the point. That was obviously done as part of the cover-up. The basis for Hearings and for impeachment should be the fact that the information was classified at the time that the conspiracy to leak the information began. The U.S. is supposed to be a nation of laws and not of men.
Presidents should not be able to retroactively erase crimes by declassifying sensitive information to cover for others.

It is time for the U.S. Congress to do its job.


Related Links

Report from The Guardian

Commentary on Impeachment from John Nichols at the Nation

Cheney Attempts to Block a Senate Inquiry On the Misuse of Intel To Justify the War In Iraq


Anonymous said...

Ahhh...Our VP Mr. Cheney, he's one in a million, isn't he?? What a genuinely nice guy. Not sure if you've seen seen this Daily Show 'interview' or not, but it's pretty hilarious stuff:

Brian said...

Thanks for the link.

They should at least start hearings to consider starting the impeachment process.