So, it isn’t quite the longed for perp-walk but Special Council, Patrick Fitzgerald, laid out a picture of an administration that lies. Not that was any great secret to anyone who has been tuned in to their political shenanigans.
Prior to the Grand Jury’s findings that Scooter Libby not only lied but obstructed justice, any person watching television or reading their newspaper could see who was in trouble and knew it.
In the days leading up to the Grand Jury’s decision we have been treated to the classic wounded beast expression – the smile or rather the snarl shaped into a smile. It started with Tom Delay who smiled on all the media shows, smiled his way in the streets and House and smiled for his mug shot.
Then there was Rove, smiling at every turn as he left his house, got in his car, talked on his cell phone. Scooter was seldom seen but when he was he too had a grin from ear to ear.
“Never let them see you sweat” is the saying but the stink of guilt was all over them, their bosses and very obvious telegraphed by their smiles.
While Fitzgerald was giving his press conference, CNN split its screen to show that Bush was giving an address to the usual crowd of sycophants and Cheney was talking to camo-clad troops. No coincidence there as they tried to take America’s attention away from the expose of their crimes.
Both smiled until their teeth must have hurt. They knew, as did most who listened to the Special Council’s report, that they were responsible for the outing of a CIA agent, characterized by Fitzgerald as a threat to national security.
Sadly, he did not have enough proof to charge them under the present statutes but this may be rectified by an alert Congress in the future. It is purely criminal that lying got us into war, lying got over 2000 troops killed and lying endangered the lives of our intelligence operators.
This Bush administration started out by keeping everything secret from the voters. Many of us thought this was wrong but the media just ignored it. Their lust for power caused highly placed officials to lie, even under oath, confident that they could get away with it.
Lucky for us what goes around comes around and the criminals in the Bush administration are now in the throes of their self made KARMAGEDDON.
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