The talking point lies that the GOP has gotten away with for two years, whenever the Iraq War or Intelligence Fabrication comes up, is that "hey, the Democrats and everyone around the world had the same intelligence and made the same decision. Then McAuliffe let him get away with it. I like McAuliffe a great deal, and believe he is usually one of the most effective spokespeople we have, but he missed two balls in a row on this one.
This massive deception is the main issue! And this is an issue for Impeachment Hearings for both Cheney and Bush, not for just for the Federal Prosecutor anymore.
The other big lie in the Ed Gillespie, GOP talking points is that "there is no evidence that Karl Rove did anything criminally wrong" therefore, it is OK that Bush has not fired him. Also, we can't talk about it for the next two years because of an ongoing investigation "Hello!"...Bush, at first, said he would fire anyone who was INVOLVED in the leak, not just if they were indicted and executed for Treason or major felonies."
Another, big GOP lie and logic error whizzed right by McAuliffe. He should have pounced and said right away, that without even getting into the criminal specifics of the indictment investigations, the bigger logical problem for Bush, Rove, and the White House is that either Karl Rove lied to McClellan and the President two years ago when he denied the direct questions of did he have "anything" to do with it, or the President and McClellan lied to us.
One way or another, by virtue of simple logic we see there has been a liar or liars knowingly left unchallenged in the White House for two years. Again, no matter which side is lying, President Bush is responsible for knowingly allowing this enormous breech of integrity and decency in the White House. And it looks to me like a violation of Bush's and Cheney constitutional obligation to keep the Congress informed of it's actions. To lie in the fulfillment of these obligations is a felony (will someone please remind me where the Henchley 39 Congressman ask Fitzgerald to investigate memo is? Thanks)
So either, McClellan and Bush can admit that Rove told them the truth and let Rove stay on while they resign, or Bush must say Rove lied to him and the American people, and demand his resignation. Then Bush and McClellan must resign for allowing this blatent falsehood and lie to the American people, the Congress, and the Special Prosecutor to go unchallenged, knowingly, for two years.
Mr. President, which is it? Who has been lying for two years Rove or You? And when are you going to take responsibility for this Breech of Integrity and Falsehood In the White House?
These should be the democratic talking points until Rove resigns. And the only questions the White House Press Core asks until they are answered.Many of us have been debating whether we should want Rove to leave based on the premise that his continued presence is so damaging to the GOP that we should hope he stays as long as possible. (See links below) However, I believe two factors mitigate this. One, is that the damage to our country and the world is too great to allow ourselves to seek partisan political advantage from this. And second, it is still not overwhelmingly clear to the public and even MSM how deeply fraudulent and corrupt the White House has become. How could Blitzer sit there and allow Gillespie to get away with this?
We apparently will need a few more resignations from Rove, Card, Hadley, Cheney, Hannah, Wormser, Rice and the rest of the WHIG cabal before the magnitude of these ongoing crimes becomes more apparent to the wider audience . Then, once our basic position for the last four years (or is it six now) has been legitimized, at that point, I would agree this point would have some validity. If it were not for the damage to our country and the world we could say "let the rest of these buzzards, cheeseballs, and criminals stay in as long as possible to help us when back the House and Senate in 2006 and the White House in 2008."
But this is too important for us all to allow it to become a partison issue. I will be shocked, truly shocked, if I should discover anyone interjecting partisan politics into these impeachment hearings. So will the American people. This is one of the greatest national disasters to ever beset our country. We all must excercise tremendous discipline and solemnity as we go through these impeachment hearings. Or more hopefully, Bush and Cheney may look deeply within their own souls and find some small remaining, tattered shred of true courage, patriotism, and true concern for the well being of our country. If so, they will voluntarily resign.
Hopefully, before Thanksgiving so we can have a new President and Vice-President on the ground, up and running by the New Year.
How else will anyone be able to enjoy the Holiday spirit with this dark morass hanging over us? How can our children sleep at night when consumed by fear that some unpredictable crisis may emerge without our being able to count on competant and trustable leadership in the White House? No, this is no way to enter the holiday season. We should all concentrate and try to get this behind us as soon as possible. We the citizens of the country must take and exercise Machevelli's advice if our national leadership will not. As we stand before the global community and ask forgiveness, let's blame the Bush Whitehouse, fire them and then move on. If we do this quickly, the global community may very well let us get away so easily. Their other options are vastly worse. And so are ours.
And, will someone please light a fire under the butts of this current DNC and tell them to wake up and stop letting the RNC to continue to conceptually rape us and the American people in public for two more years with this outragious multilayered deceptiveness? They are not even using vasoline! How can it be that our talking heads are so asleep at the wheel?
Well, is it not obvious? Many of our current Democratic leadership have the same type of conflict of interest Karl Rove has now on the Machevelli Strategy. If they come out and say this now, then anyone who is awake is going to say "Where the heck have you been for the last two years?" and why are you saying this now? What did you know and when did you know it? And given your sworn constitutional obligations, why didn't you know if far ealier than you claim now? We may need a FreshTeam - FreshStart, and new blood ourselves.
Plus, admitting this now, would undermine the legitimacy of their original votes and continued support for the Iraq War.
But the simple and only way out is to say "We were misled by the Bush-Cheney lies like everyone else. If we had been given the real intelligence, that the Bush folks had, we wouldn't have made such a horrendous and tragic blunder.
This was not a failure of intelligence and the CIA. It was a deliberate and criminal manipulation of known false intelligence by the Republicans to take the country to War with a deliberately created and disspearsed campaign of misinformation and baldfaced lies.
By the way, that our country will now be vulnerable for International War Crimes hearings will be an additional national disgrace coming out to this. This wasnt' just a manipulation of the American people. It has been a manipulation of the International Community and the United Nations to justify this New Radical Extremist Neo-con concept of Preemptive Unilateral War. A violation of international law and also a violation of the Geneva Conventions.
And the International community has not been unclear about this ever. Many of our international friends and enemies are now astonished to find Americans appear to be just now becoming incensed and indignant about this. They ask, "how could you be surprised by this?" Look at the International blogs. They are asking us (all Americans) in disbelief, "What? You haven't known this all along? "If not, why?" The data has been available even publically for quite some time now. Not that there isn't much more that is worse that is still classified. When are the GOP and other stonewallers going to wake up and realize that some of their wildest and most paranoid Payback Conspiracy Theories are true. There are those in the know deep, deep, deep, within the intelligence comunity of this country and others around the world that have been covertly drip feeding selected blog sites with just enough new release of previously classified data to keep this growng exponentially for several years now.
And they are so rightly furious and disgusted at the contemptuous depths to which this Bush administration has been willing to sacrifice our national well being and the security and stability of an already perilous and destabilized world, that they are going to continue this escalating release of information until the entire Bush - Cheney - Rumsfeld Neo -con WHIG cabal has been purged from office.
Bush, Cheney, and Rove know how much deeper this unseemly disgrace goes. There is no end of material resources and future leaks to keep this thing going for as long as neccesary. So every minute and day Rove, Galen, and Black and the other highest level, so called, strategic advisors allow this tragedy to go on it becomes vastly worse for all of us. We should be asking, "have you no shame? How much farther will you allow our national security and that of the world to be damaged to cover up your own cowardly and treasonous .... I can't even continue. Oh just one more thing. Any one who thinks about this carefully for more than a few hours must realize that it is not going to stop until they are gone. Our leaders must convey to Bush, Rove, Black, Cheney, et. al that they can not possible win this Hunkerdown and Hope It All Blows Over Farce! Sun Tzu tells us, never fight a battle we could loose. They should be smart enough to anticipate that there is no way they can survive this one. But our leaders should privately remind them just to make sure. But tomorrow is another day. But, for now, tell them to "please just resign and go home and save yourselves, your families, our churches, your party, our country and the world further shame and damage from this terrible episode."
Because notice the tragic truth of the matter my friends and fellow Americans. I say this with a heavy heart and in the nicest possible way. This national and international disgrace was created and owned by the Bush crowd until the 2004 election. Many of us tried to wake folks up to the fact, that this is what the Bush White House and the GOP made the election about. And for a variety of reasons I am not blaming anyone for now, we did not step up to the platea and confront this correctly. But now that we have collectively reelected the Bush group, all Americans now own this international disgrace and violation of law. Collective Guilt.
Well we the people of the United States of America now owe the world an apology. And if they wish to demand a War Crimes Tribunal, we are all going to have to step into the box together and take responsibility for this shameful and disgraceful affront to international law and integrity.
This is one of the reasons this issue has made me so mad for the last six years. And this is why the GOP talking heads and strategic advisors, like Rich Galen, Charlie Black, and Karl Rove are not just making a career ending strategic blunder of historic proportions when they lead the White House, Bush, and the GOP to believe that this is all going to blow over in a few week if we keep Bush in Asia and on the ranch until after Thanksgiving. As they announced in this mornings New York Times. This is a conflict of interest and lack of personal integrity on their part. For them to convince the White to play the Hunkerdown - Gradual Transition Strategy rather than Trent Lott's Fresh Team - Fresh Start Big Bang Strategy gives all of in the stratetic consulting business a black eye.
Machevelli said some 400 years ago, that when heads of state are confronted with scandals or disasters, to let the deputies announce it, get the worst out fast, and then fire or execute them and move on. In every generation since, highly placed leaders somewhere have tried to ignore this recognition of the realities of the psychodynamic feedback structure of the political world and have lost. Nixon tried to ignore this advice and reality and stonewall and was impeached. Reagan listened to Machevelli and survivied. Oh well, whatever...
Sorry did I mention I have strong personal feelings and some unresolved issues of my own here? Also given the semi-public nature of this forum I have to exercise a tremendous amount of reserve and decorum. Invite me out to dinner and buy me a few drinks and I will tell you what I really think. LOL
This is my intitial reaction to today's CNN Blitzer, Gillespie, McAuliffe discussion. I have to take a break for lunch before I can continue my review of the other talk shows. ********** **
So on a lighter more upbeat note, lets get back to the Cheney Impeachment or Resignation Question. Now that it is becoming increasingly likely that Dick Cheney was right in the middle of this scandal and the central strategic mastermind as well as field commander of this operation, what do you think about his future in the White House? I know with a 19% approval many of you want him to stay as long as possible for political purposes and the 2006 and 2008 elections.
But, putting that aside for a moment, and thinking only as Patriots, or objective scholars and observers of history:
How and When Do You Think Dick Cheney Will Leave the White House? Resign, Be Impeached and Removed, or Survive Until End of His Term?
Oh, and also, please still visit my diaries below and help me Keep Hope Alive for a New Positive Agenda For America by getting these criminals, buzzards, cheeseballs, and low-lifes out of the White House. Let's Restore Honor, Decency, and Integrity to the White House again. And waiting until 2008 will not be acceptable. And no, I am not going to sit down and shut up until we have accomplish this. Sorry if it isn't fun. Sometimes we have to do the right thing for our country, the world, and God even if disrupts the previous agenda of the powers that be.
Cheers and Have a Great Weekend.
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