Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MarcATL, Jul 10, 2014.
The Benghazi failure and it's ensuing coverup and coverup-coverup are beyond Nixonian. Those who defend this president on that issue are political bigots and hypocrites.
The desperation of those on the right to contrive this into some sort of a 'scandal' is palpable and pathetic.
It's gotten to the point where conservatives don't even know what the truth is anymore.
Some do......and don't care.
Actually, there was an independent prosecutor, who was a Republican, that did the investigation.
And when nothing becomes of 'Benghazi,' the partisan right will childishly sulk and retreat to their delusional redoubt of the 'liberal media' being 'in the bag' for Obama.
Libby only got nailed on perjury. Everyone including the mother trucking prosecutor knew who had opened their yap about Plame.
And that just happened to be Colin Powell's man. Who was never prosecuted. Armitage.
Bullshit. Total bullshit. Political witchhunt extraordinaire.
So what was your point of bringing up Libby's conviction without mentioning "only convicted of perjury"?
Could it be because you want to continue to smear Libby and the Bush Administration?
You're a piece of work.
]t's hard to see anything but politics as the motivation for Fitzgerald's handling of the Plame affair. The facts indicate that Fitzgerald knew early on that the original leaker was State Department official Richard Armitage.
So why did Fitzgerald let a cloud hang over White House adviser Karl Rove's head for so long? And why is Fitzgerald continuing to hound Libby, the former vice presidential chief of staff?
The answer seems to be that Armitage, who is charged with nothing and brags that he hasn't even consulted a lawyer, was former Secretary of State Colin Powell's right-hand man and a critic of pre-emptive war in Iraq.
Libby, on the other hand, was an architect of that war strategy. Do doves get a pass in Fitzgerald's book, while hawks get an indictment?
"Armitage himself was aggressively investigated" by Fitzgerald. So Armitage fessed up at the outset. Fitzgerald long ago knew whom Armitage talked to and when.
And he knew it was Armitage, not Libby, who was responsible for outing Plame (whose status as a secret CIA operative was dubious at best).
Fitzgerald's contention in October that Libby was "the first official known to have told a reporter . . . about Valerie Wilson" may therefore have been a lie.
Fitzgerald knew in the early days of his politicized witch hunt that no crime was committed.
No one intentionally revealed the identity of a truly covert agent. Yet he made a reporter, Miller, spend nearly 90 days in jail for refusing to reveal her source.
Meanwhile, Fitzgerald refused to reveal to the public the true source. From top to bottom, this has been one of the most disgraceful abuses of prosecutorial power in this country's history. That it's taking place at a time of war only magnifies its sordidness.
The Plame case proves [Fitzgerald] can bend the truth with the proficiency of the slickest of pols
Plame affair criminal investigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conducted the witchhunt. Fitzgerald knew the leak was Armitage.
Christopher Hitchens asserted that Richard Armitage was the primary source of the Valerie Plame leak and that Fitzgerald knew this at the beginning of his investigation.
A month later Armitage claimed that Fitzgerald had instructed him not to go public with this information
Patrick Fitzgerald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Left wing whackos jumped on the lie that the individual who was arrested claimed that "it was the video".
Fitzgerald was a Republican independent prosecutor who was appointed by a Republican from the administration, he was not a Democrat, that was my point, and I stand by that...
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