Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"There are only two options, as I see it:

Pull out now or pull out tomorrow."

Seymour Hersh. Who also thinks Fitzgerald "may just unravel the whole conspiracy." Why?

A confidential, well-placed source had told him that U.S. special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's 22-month inquiry into the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, wife of ex-diplomat Joseph Wilson IV, would go further than anyone had heretofore thought.
It's not over 'til it's over. In fact, I'd say it's just starting to unravel. As Bob Herbert says:

It should tell you something that the administration's resident sleazemeister, Karl Rove, who is up to his ears in this mess but has managed so far to escape indictment, continues to be viewed not as an embarrassment, but as President Bush's most important and absolutely indispensable asset.
And, as Paul Krugman noted:

...Katrina ended the leadership myth, which was already fading as the war dragged on. There was a time when a photo of Mr. Bush looking out the window of Air Force One on 9/11 became an iconic image of leadership. Now, a similar image of Mr. Bush looking out at a flooded New Orleans has become an iconic image of his lack of connection. Pundits may try to resurrect Mr. Bush's reputation, but his cult of personality is dead - and the inscription on the tombstone reads, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
Katrina will outlast everything Bush has done, or will do, and will affect every assessment of this Administration. And don't forget: 55% of the people consider this administration a "failure."

Maybe Harry Reid has been paying attention after all.

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