Wednesday, June 06, 2007

How sweet is it (2)

In May last year I posted Cheney's time is nigh!.

It was about the insidious Cheney mob who exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA agent to the world – yes, the Bush Administration dobbed its own secret agent, because of politics.

I wrote that US prosecutors in the Valerie Plame case were getting closer to the top of the Bush Administration.

As a quick refresher, the Valerie Plame case is an official investigation into the criminal revelations of the name of a CIA operative to the press.

Valerie Plame was the CIA agent. Her husband is Joseph Wilson, a former US Ambassador and a Bush administration critic who went to Africa on a fact finding mission that proved Bush was a liar when the latter claimed Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium from Niger. Someone (or more) in the Bush Administration was believed to have revealed his wife’s name to the press as an act of spite.

Then the ABC network reported that US prosecutors had Vice President Cheney in sight. It said:

The prosecutor in the CIA leak case said more than six months ago that he was not alleging any criminal acts by Vice President Dick Cheney regarding the leak of agency operative Valerie Plames identity.

Today, the prosecutor is leaving the door open to the possibility that the vice presidents now-indicted former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, was acting at his boss' behest when Libby allegedly leaked information about Plame to reporters.

A new court filing presents handwritten notes of Cheney. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is using them to assert that the vice president and Libby, working together, were focusing much attention on Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a Bush administration critic.

Cheney’s notes ask whether Plame had sent Wilson on a "junket" to Africa. Subsequently, Plames supposed role in her husband’s trip to Africa allegedly was leaked to the media by both Libby and by presidential adviser Karl Rove.

Cheney's notes on the margins of Wilson's opinion column in The New York Times on July 6, 2003, reflect "the contemporaneous reaction of the vice president," Fitzgerald said in the court filing late Friday.

Dick Cheney is known to have evaded the Vietnam War draft though the use of college and marriage deferments (5 times, it seems), but for all his notable absence from serving his country in a war, he has been the most bellicose member of the Bush Administration in sending young Americans to die in a faraway land, for the interests of a foreign country.

Besides Anwar Ibrahim’s good friend, Paul Wolfowitz, I would deem him also as the man most guilty of causing the deaths of several thousands of Iraqi innocents.

Cheney even had the thick skin and shameless gall to preach to Americans a few months ago that the USA must ‘have the stomach’ to tough the war out – this from a man who avoided the Vietnam War, not one or twice, but five times.

He was also the former president of Halliburton, the company that has profited most from the war in Iraq through untendered contracts.

Well, today, the case is certainly getting closer to him as his former chief of staff,
Lewis Libby, has been sentenced to 30 months in jail and fined $US250,000 after being found by a federal jury guilty of lying about his role in disclosing the identity of a former CIA agent, Valerie Plame.

Unfortunately his lies had prevented the prosecutor from learning the full truth about the administration campaign to discredit Wilson.

The investigator said he believed Cheney was one of the first people to tell Libby about Plame. Indeed Libby testified that Cheney and he might have talked about sharing information about Plame with reporters.

And this is the best part - Libby presented the court with character references from key White House figures including former super neo-con UN ambassador John Bolton and another neo-con former Defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld.

Hahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahaaaaaa – who the hell would believe those two neo-cons.

He would have done better getting his parents to testify for his character.

How sweet is it (1).


  1. I like Dick Cheney. He's a straight talker, no bullshit.
    You may not like what he's saying (plenty of people don't), but he tells it as he sees it.

    As for whether he broke the law over the Palme case, time will tell.

  2. "Besides Anwar Ibrahim’s good friend, Paul Wolfowitz..."

    You must include the Anwar-bashing side blow, huh? Doesn't matter whether it is relevant or not. Be responsible lah...