Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Scooter debacle

The main stream media is happier than they have been in a long time after hearing the verdict in the Scooter Libby trial today. The reporting has been nothing short of orgasmic, and if the only information you get is from the MSM you may think that this case has finally proven that the White House lied about intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq.

Unfortunately, the case had nothing to do with the war, and the media is perpetuating many lies told not by the administration, but by the clown Joe Wilson.

Some facts are needed in order to put this case in the proper context. These facts are very important but seem to be ignored by democrats and the liberal media.

First; Vallery Plame was NOT an under cover agent for the CIA. The CIA didn't even call her an agent in their statements about her but merely called her an employee.

Second; Joe Wilson was NOT sent to Niger by Dick Cheney, or anyone else in the White House for that matter. He WAS sent by the CIA at the recommendation of his wife-Vallery Plame.

Third; After hearing his report, the Senate Intelligence Agency, which is a bipartisan group, determined that his report SUPPORTED the administrations beliefs that Iraq had in fact been in contact with Niger for the purpose of buying yellow cake.

Fourth; Joe Wilson wrote an op-ed that claimed Iraq did not seek yellow cake. The whole op-ed went against his original report. In other words; the op-ed was the lie.

Fifth; Libby did not leak Plame's name to Novak. It was actually Richard Armitage.

Sixth; Special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, knew that Armitage was the person who leaked Plame's name BEFORE he indicted Libby.

Okay, this investigation was started to find out who leaked Plame's name. Once it was determined that she was not a covert agent (so no crime was EVER committed), and that Richard Armitage was the person who gave Robert Novak her name to begin with the investigation should have stopped right there. Fitzgerald should have come forward and said that no crime was ever committed so the case is closed.

People are now wondering why Fitzgerald kept going? Did he have a vendetta against the administration, was he trying to make a name for himself, did the power he was given go to his head? It's true that he was given unlimited resources which is unheard of so maybe it did go to his head. After hearing his closing arguments and his statements after the verdict I have come to the conclusion that he had it in his mind from the beginning to try and get Chenney or Bush but Libby was the highest he could get.

So, what did Libby actually do? He talked to some reporters to try and defend the administration's position and refute the lies that Joe Wilson was spreading about his trip to Niger. Wilson was claiming that he was sent by Chenney, and Libby was trying to tell people that it wasn't true. The media has somehow turned it into a crime for the administration to defend its positions. It was never about smearing Wilson or Plame. It was about the truth. But the media has taken Wilson's claims as the gospel truth instead of the lies that they have been proven to be.

The only thing Libby did was not remember who he said what to when. He got caught up in a process crime that Fitzgerald took and ran with. If Fitzgerald had been honest about what was really going on it never would have gotten to the point of Libby's bad memory.

Libby was never charged with anything that had to do with the leak or the war intelligence. But, the media has now spun the whole thing as an indictment against the entire administration. This is a sham and a real person is now facing a felony conviction and possible jail time. This isn't a TV show. A real family is now being torn apart, and a real person may go to prison over something that never even happened.

This is a sad day for our legal system, and a sad day for America. The media and the left however think its Christmas, or should I say "Fitzmas".

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