Yeah, Scooter, lie to the FBI, your ass gets indicted
Overlooked in the current discussion.
Go to page 5 of the indictment. Top of the page, item #9.
On or about June 12, 2003, LIBBY was advised by the Vice President of the United States that Wilson's wife worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in the Counterproliferation Divison. LIBBY understood that the Vice President had learned this information from the CIA.
This is a crucial piece of information. the Counterproliferation Division (CPD) is part of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, i.e., not Directorate of Intelligence, the branch of the CIA where 'analysts' come from, but where the spies come from.
Libby's a long time national security hand. He knows exactly what CPD is and where it is. So does Cheney. They both knew. It's right there in the indictment.
I'll have more to say after some Sparking Cider and a sandwich. But let me say this, this kind of recklessness is unforgivable.
Seems Scooter is facing 30 years. I think he should be subject to rendition to the tender care of Islam Karimov A couple of hours in the pot should do him just fine. Or maybe some time at Gitmo with the dogs. Or maybe the tender mercies of the OGA at Abu Gharib.
This man unleashed a hellish form of abuse on many, many innocent people. Washing the undies of some Aryan Brotherhood bigwig is not nearly puinishment enough.
posted by Steve @ 4:12:00 PM