Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Libby implicates Cheney & Rove

Dick Cheney dishonest? I'm shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED.

The trial of former white house staffer Scooter Libby started today and it's looking like a smackdown. Libby is charged with lying to FBI agents and obstructing the investigation of the leak that outed CIA agent Valerie Plame (outing a CIA agent is an act of treason, by the way). While Libby and Rove were being investigated, the white house went all-out to clear Rove, but not Libby. That's when Scooter realized he was being set up, and went to Cheney to complain.

Cheney's notes from the meeting said: "Not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy that was asked to stick his neck in the meat grinder." The "staffer" was Rove and the "guy with his neck in the meat grinder" was Libby. Rove had to be protected at all costs since he's the chief strategist of the bush administration, responsible for keeping them in power... just a little more important than Scooter. Libby's lawyer said:

"The person to be protected was Karl Rove…Karl Rove was President Bush's right-hand person. His fate was important to the Republican party if they were going to stay in office. He had to be protected…the person to be sacrificed was Scooter Libby."

Libby's defense is that he didn't lie, but was the victim of a faulty memory. Whatever. Nobody was ever charged for the actual leak (which is treason, or did I already mention that?). In order to make the lesser charge of obstruction go away, it looks like Libby's ready to start naming the names of those responsible for the much more serious charge of outing a CIA agent (which, in case I didn't mention it, is treason). Those names would likely be Rove and Cheney.

Yeah, baby. This could be where the dominoes start falling and the impeachments get rolling.