Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thank you, Patrick Fitzgerald.

Sydney Schanburg, via Christy at Firedoglake:
    Day by day, witness by witness, exhibit by exhibit, Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor in the trial of Dick Cheney’s man, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, is accomplishing what no one else in Washington has been able to: He has impeached the Presidency of George W. Bush.

    Of course, it’s an unofficial impeachment, but it will also, through its documentation, be inerasable. The trial record—testimony, exhibits, the lot—will be there, in one place, for investigators, scholars, reporters and Congress to pore over. It goes far beyond the charges against Mr. Libby. It is, instead, a road map to the abuses of power that Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney and their shadow government of neoconservatives have committed as the neocons carried out what they had been planning for years: an invasion of Iraq—and other military excursions—for the purpose of expanding American dominion.
How bad was Cheney's week? Some speculated that his mad dash around the world was mainly inspired by an intense desire to be out of the country when the jury announced its verdict in the Libby case. Sidney Blumenthal details Cheney's No Good, Very Bad Week.
    Was the suicide bomber attack at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Tuesday an attempted assassination of Vice President Dick Cheney or a horse's head in his bed?
In addition to the Schanberg link above, the New York Observer is full of interesting stories this week. Highly recommend a visit.

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