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Monday, July 18, 2005

Bush: Any Criminals in Leak to Be Fired - Yahoo! News

Bush: Any Criminals in Leak to Be Fired (emphasis mine):
President Bush said Monday that if anyone in his administration committed a crime in connection with the public leak of the identity of an undercover
CIA operative, that person will 'no longer work in my administration.' At the same time, Bush again sidestepped a question on the role of his top political adviser, Karl Rove, in the matter.
So, I guess that someone who just violates the terms of his non-disclosure agreement is "fair game" to play in this administration since it doesn't constitute a "crime"? This is such bullsh*t. Whether Karl Rove or I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby actually
committed a crime is irrelevant (besides, anyone who still goes by the nickname of "Scooter" should be automatically disqualified for a role as Cheif of Staff in the WH). Seems to me that they both demonstrated careless indiscretion at the very least in "confirming" classified information. Certainly, this isn't press speculation, but the word of Rove's attorney himself. Rove should be fired for that indiscretion alone.

Furthermore, either Rove and Libby have been lying not only to the American public, but also to the President and Vice President, all this time or else the President and Vice President have known all along and have themselves, through their surrogates, been lying to the American public all this time. No wonder that the President's credibility with the American public has waned significantly in recent months.


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