Thursday, March 8, 2007

m.s.m. -- how long until. . .

how long until. . .

these small rumblings rise,
rise to a tidal-wave force roar. . .

". . .From the start, the case was only
marginally about Libby. What was really
on trial was the whole culture of an
Administration that treated the truth as
a relative virtue, as something it could
take or leave as it needed. Everyone knows
now that Bush and Cheney took the country
into a deadly, costly and open-ended war on
flimsy evidence of weapons of mass destruction.

Yes, Congress went along. And yes, the public
on balance supported it. But no one was more
responsible than the Vice President for pushing
the limits of the prewar intelligence that did
all the convincing. And when former ambassador
Joseph Wilson questioned the credibility of
that intelligence — and the motives that
helped polish it — it was Cheney who led
the fight to bring him down. . .

there's more:
". . .friends and advisers in the fall of 2002
described Cheney as nothing less than the engine
of the Administration. 'There's no way in which he
is not driving the train
on this,' said one, referring
to Cheney's role in pushing Bush and the Administration
inexorably toward an invasion of Iraq. . . It's reflective
not so much of Cheney's direct influence on the
President as it is of his influence on — his dominance
of — the decision-making process. . . In other words,
Cheney had so rigged the process that important
decisions were foregone conclusions, ones that had
been reached by the Vice President well in advance. . .

how long, now, indeed?

how long until we, the
people, demand that our
congress go get us the
answers we are owed from
this -- the most powerful, and
most secretive -- vice presidents
in the republic's history?

how long?

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