Friday, March 09, 2007

The Fuckin Fix Was In...(UpDated Version)

If the Libby defense team had really wanted an acquittal, they'd have called Cheney. Then Darth would hgave had to face Fitzgerald's cross-examination.

NOBODY in the ShiteHouse wanted that to happen. Though it stretches credulity almost to the b reaking point to think so, possibly even Cheney might have balked at actually lying under oath.

So the Busheviks made a deal with the Libby defense: you leave Cheney alone and, if there's a conviction, we'll look after Scooter: support or the family, donations for the appeals fund, and a pardon if all else fails.

Yup...The fuckin' fix was well and truly in...

PS: Much as I respect the integrity of my barrister friends and acquaintances, and there are no small number of them, it beggars the imagination that they would believe that, somehow, Wells & Co. wouldn't throw the defense of Libby, if they had a sotto voce deal with the Busheviks by which Scooter'd take the fall for obstruction, and in doing so would deflect attention from Cheney's and Bush's criminal acts, but wouldd also in fact obstruct the Fed's investigations. There is a price for everything, all the more so in the exalted halls and seats of REAL power. Guys like Wells live and breathe money; it is the sole metric by which they measure their success, not their conviction or acquittal ratio. And the Busheviks are not strapped for resources they could designate to Libby's silence. If they wanted to buy off Libby, Wells, and the whole French Navy, they could do so without breaking a fucking sweat.

A poster on the Eschaton crack den today--nymed "mer," iirc--floated the not at all bizarre (to me) idea that the reason for outing Valerie Plame in the first place was not revenge, but rather was to actually put the brass-plate firm for which she "worked" out of the international WMD-monitoring business--which was her business--because the Busheviks were going to use extra-governmental channels to plant WMD in Iraq to bolster their excuses for goint to war in the first place, and Plame and her cohorts were positioned to notice and publicize it.

Another poster opined that the brass-plate intellegence outfit that covered Plame was in a position to further deflect or even ultimately to deter the long-planned Bushevik war with Iran The Busheviks had long hungered for revenge against Iran for at least two reasons: first to repay those "sand-niggah's" temerity for embarrassing the USer over the hostages, and second to prevent Iran from assuming its rightful place as a regional leader; there's a third reason, of course: the defense of Israel-qua State, in which the US has invested unimagineable amounts of blood and treasure already, and which also represents the best USer military toe-hold in the region.)

I am sure to be accused of having the tin-fopil wrapped too tight; but please: Knowing what is already widely known about the Bushe regime's practices, and its "ethics," which of those scenarios is REALLY all that improbable?

3 comments:

kelley b. said...

After all the criminal acts of these guys, it's a no-brainer they'd throw this.

I'm not saying people should feel helpless. I just think we should look at the reality of it: the system is broken irrevocably. It means that in order to help ourselves, we shouldn't depend upon it.

Mr. said...

I'm really down with the Libby Cheney deal. Makes sense. Plus of course Libby would fall on the sword.

And the planting of WMDs getting noticed? A bit far fetched, but then again when they found out that the FEITH info was bullshit they had to have a plan B. And to make way for plan B you need to get rid of the Watchers.
LLAP,
Spocko

Anonymous said...

I've long thought and said that Joe Wilson was a convenient cover for the real hatchet job: to disable his wife's entire outfit because Iran/Iraq WMD intelligence had to be "fixed" to the policy. They couldn't afford to let her operation provide contrary information to the CIA.

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