Monday, October 24, 2005

All Political Scandals Start With a Dick

The New York Times reports that Vice President Cheney had hands-on involvement with the White House Leak. Here are the essential facts:

The Evidence: Scooter's notes from a meeting with Dick in which Dick disclosed the Valerie Plame information to Scooter.

The Trail: The notes indicate that Dick got the information from George Tenet in a discussion initiated by Dick. So the information went from Tenet to Dick to Scooter to Reporters.

The Background: The CIA leak was part of a smear campaign against those who spoke out against the existence of WMD in Iraq, which is, of course, the porported reason that we as a country are 2,000 troops shorter and $203 billion poorer.

The Implications: The marketing campaign for the Iraq War, from the improper use of intelligence to the smearing of detractors, had the brains of the Vice President behind it.

But that should be no surprise to anyone.

From Watergate to Monicagate to Plamegate...All political scandals start with a Dick.

2 Comments:

Blogger Marie said...

Could not agree with you more. Just have to love anyone with the name "Dick". It's one of those names that keeps giving and giving.

marie

6:31 PM  
Blogger Robert Enders said...

I think that they either have to have a volunteer take the fall or simply draft someone as a scapegoat. My prediction is that Libby does time in Club Fed and Dick and Rove get off scot free.

7:48 PM  

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