Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Karl Rove and non-disclosure

Rove , over and above the criminal investigation by Fitzgerald may also may be subject to and in violation of his nondisclosure agreement. Via Liberal Oasis and Rep. Henry Waxman’s. As others have suggested we may have a Watergate type situation, where there was a crime and activities/lies used to cover the original infraction. How will Cons look for the 2006 mid-terms if they're seen to be blocking an investigation into such a serious violation of our national security.

All that pretentious huffing and puffing by the right-wingers seems to have gone down in ashes, by way of Josh Marshall a group of former CIA case officiers and analysts express their outrage at the Plame outing by Rove/Novak et al.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Another Brit tries to speak up about Iraq War lies

No 10 blocks envoy's book on Iraq
In an extract seen by The Observer, Greenstock describes the American decision to go to war as 'politically illegitimate' and says that UN negotiations 'never rose over the level of awkward diversion for the US administration'. Although he admits that 'honourable decisions' were made to remove the threat of Saddam, the opportunities of the post-conflict period were 'dissipated in poor policy analysis and narrow-minded execution'

"Poor policy" and "narrow-minded execution" for those that don't undertstand British means Blair and Bush gave their respective countries a royal cluster fuck. World terrorism is on the rise, but yes Saddam, a rat that was relatively isolated and certainly well contained has been put in jail. If this is the best these wise old farts of foreign policy and they're enabling supporters can come up with we'll all be living very poor lives in underground bunkers in the near future.