Thursday, March 8, 2007

Cheney walks free, with a thousand cuts?

The trial has been death by 1,000 cuts for Cheney. It's hurt him inside the administration. It's hurt him with the Congress, and it's hurt his stature around the world because it has shown a lot of the inner workings of the White House. It peeled the bark right off the way they operate.
-- Scott Reed, Republican strategist
Anyone who thinks true justice prevailed with these convictions needs to take a deep knee-bend and reconsider the facts. Mr. Libby has been convicted for the smallest crimes he committed, while his fellow conspirators walk today in broad daylight, free as birds.
-- William Rivers Pitt, writer, activist, former teacher

From what I'm hearing out on the internets, and on that fancy 24-hour teevee, anyone who has been watching the current administration and paying attention to the Scooter Libby trial thinks that Dick Cheney is guilty of something. Not many people have come out and said what it is, but they sure are spending a lot of time dancing around the fact that Libby played fall guy so that he might protect his boss. And what was he protecting him from?


sravana said...

I had a wonderful Cheney fantasy this morning while I was knitting - that someone zapped him with a microwave gun and fried that damnedable pacemaker of his.

Of course, if that happened we'd never see him at the Hague...

fletch said...

"death by a thousand cuts".

I really wish Republican strategists wouldn't use this kind of language to describe poor Cheney's political situation. Just think of the nundreds of thousands of human beings really injured, really dead due to this man's lies and his willing accomplice Libby.

DD said...

I'd like to finally see the consequences of all this damage people keep talking saying has been made to the credibility or careers of the administration right now. People keep saying their screwed, so when are we going to see the results? All I keep hearing about is that they are making more and more ridiculous policies, but I've seen no evidence of any of this reduced credibility preventing anyone from doing much besides saying "Those crazy white house officials! What will they do next?!" It's not an episode of I Love Lucy, people, it's the government and we need to stop watching the news like the writers are just coming up with anecdote after anecdote for our own amusement.