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Sunday, July 24, 2005

This doesn't pass the laugh test

This simply doesn't pass the laugh test (emphasis mine):
"This 12-hour delay, he has said, was sanctioned by the Justice Department, but since the department was then run by John Ashcroft, a Bush loyalist who refused to recuse himself from the Plame case, inquiring Senate Democrats would examine this 12-hour delay as closely as an 18½-minute tape gap. ‘Every good prosecutor knows that any delay could give a culprit time to destroy the evidence,’ said Senator Charles Schumer, correctly, back when the missing 12 hours was first revealed almost two years ago.”

Asked about this by Schieffer today, Gonzales said, “It has always been my practice to work closely with investigators.” After getting notification from the Justice Department about 8 p.m. that night, he asked if he could inform staffers at the White House early in the morning , and that was okayed.

Schieffer then asked if he at least informed anyone at the White House that first night to “get ready” for the order.
Yes, Gonzales said, he told the president’s chief of staff that night, and then the president himself “first thing” the next day.

He then explained that he hadn't launched an internal probe just in case a criminal investigation was in the works.

Any regrets about how he handled all this? Schieffer wondered.

“No,” Gonzales replied, pointing how that the “strong prosecutor” in the case will bring out all the facts.
Are we to seriously believe that there wasn't a furious night of conspiracy and cover-up in the offices at the White House that night?! That Card wouldn't have told Dear Leader? That he wouldn't have told Darth, Rove, or Libby? Pul-eeeeze. Don't insult my intelligence. And this guy is the AG?! He's as bad as the leakers for participating in this conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Anyone who believes for a moment that the Bush Cheney administration has been "cooperating with this investigation" should have their head examined. They have sought to obstruct justice at every step of the way. Had Dipshit really wanted to get to the bottom of this, all he had to do was call his staff into his office and ask them. After all, isn't he eqally famous for being able to look into people's soul? Shouldn't he be able to detect a liar by their body language?

I hope the whole lot of them go down in flames the way that Nixon did. Remember, it's not the crime, its the cover-up. Of course, in this case, the actual crime is treason.


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