Monday, October 24, 2005

A very simple moral question

Why is this White House sweating?

Yes, I know all about prosecutors indicting ham sandwiches, and I know what happened to Bill Clinton. But frankly, had that matter been left to the courts, no prosecutor would have run up the bill that Starr did, nor tried to take anything like the impeachment articles into a court of law. So while prosecutors can run amok, it seldom happens because the system prevents them from either pursuing a vendetta to the "last man," or taking it to court just to justify their existence.

Frankly, Bill Clinton was impeached, as well as investigated for almost 6 years, and he never got as upset as Bush is reportedly growing.

But what about Rove and Libby? It seems so simple that it's too simple, but sometimes the truth is that plain: if you didn't lie, prevaricate, or dissemble, and you weren't involved in the crime, what's your worry? Yes, Tom DeLay is strutting around like a peacock, which may mean he truly is disconnected from reality; but Tom DeLay may also believe the law under which he is being prosecuted will be found unconstitutional. Rove and Libby and the rest of the White House have no such out, so all they can hope is that they aren't indicted?

But doesn't that indicate they have been less than forthcoming, perhaps less than honest, and are perhaps more than a bit guilty?

"For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, nothing concealed that will not be made known and brought into the open." Luke 8:17.

Maybe that's what has them worried.

UPDATE: Or, it could be this:

The CIA leak inquiry that threatens senior White House aides has now widened to include the forgery of documents on African uranium that started the investigation, according to NAT0 intelligence sources.

This suggests the inquiry by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the leaking of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame has now widened to embrace part of the broader question about the way the Iraq war was justified by the Bush administration
As Josh Marshall points out, the story is by by Martin Walker, and Marshall insists Walker carries his own credibility.

Either way, pass the popcorn.....

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