What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 21, 2007

Bush & Cheney lied to public; implicated in Plame scandal

From former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's new book:

"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White House briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

"There was one problem. It was not true.

"I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff, and the president himself."
The CNN story on this helpfully reminds us that, "Rove, who left the White House staff at the end of August, was not charged in the case. But his lawyer has acknowledged he was one of two sources cited by syndicated columnist Bob Novak, who first reported in the summer of 2003 that Plame worked for the CIA."

Now here's where the Wingnuts will cry that Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage admitted to revealing the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame COMPLETELY IGNORING THE FACT THAT THERE WERE MULTIPLE LEAKERS TO MULTIPLE REPORTERS/COLUMNISTS.

Is there anything about this was that Bush and Cheney haven't lied about?



Anonymous said...

John K. says: Nope, Novak is the only columnist who named Plame and Armitage outed her. Anyone remember M. Albright when Clinton told her and his entire cabinet to lie for him in the Lewinsky affair? Of course not. So we are going to impeach a President for lying while not under oath? Oh yah, bring it on. This will so remind the public of the Clinton's lying and ensure a Republican House and Presidency in 2008. Bring it on. LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

Maybe the cops should check Koward's house for Limbaugh-like drugs. Are you f*ing kidding me?
You want to use the Clenis to defend and deflect the current evil from the Bush administration?

You are a sick and twisted excuse for a human being.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Let me myself clear. Impeach Bush. That is fine with me. If you want to ensure a Republican House and a Republican President then go ahead. This insane idea that a President is going to be impeached for lying while not under oath is just too funny. All politicians lie, it is in their job description. But if you lefties want to lose big time, impeach him. It will be so much fun watching you destroy yourselves from within. Even funnier than Reid trying to censure Limbaugh. LOL LOL LMAO at how stupid lefties can be.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Right again John. We could never impeach a President for lying while not under oath. Just ask Dick Nixon.

WRT making yourself clear: That would be nice.

The Bag of Health and Politics said...

It's more than lying under oath. It's obstruction of justice.* Though technically I don't think you can get Bush for lying under oath because he didn't take an oath when he testified.

In my opinion, the question is whether endangering national security for political gain represents an abuse of office. I think it does...

Anonymous said...

"In my opinion, the question is whether endangering national security for political gain represents an abuse of office. I think it does..."

No, no, fooling around with an intern is an abuse of office. Lying about why we're going to war is patriotism.


Anonymous said...

John K. says: So McClellan "unknowingly" told false information to the press. So he lied or he lied and did not know it, or did not know what the truth was and said it anyway? Not only is he confused by that comment but so if everyone except Olbermouth. And I can see from some of the posts in here that lying is not really that much of a problem as long as a liberal does it. You lefties are confused that is for sure. But go ahead impeach the Prez, oh yah this will be fun.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

I just love it when the piranha start eating each other! Go, John, go!