Friday, October 28, 2005

Once More, With Squealing

All right. So it’s not the Christmas present we thought it might be.

As of now, 1 pm, it seems as if Libby will be the only one indicted. So far.

But he'll be resigning as a result. And Rove will continue to be investigated.

Once again, there’s that sinking feeling in the stomach that nothing can be done to bring these criminals to justice. They’re like bad movie villains who crow to the police sergeant, “Go ahead, copper! I’ll be out in 24 hours anyway!”

Still, it’s something. It’s something.

It’s official recognition that this administration believed that the proper response to someone whose facts contradicted the supports of their phony war was to take revenge on him and not only him, but his wife.

This is what organized crime does. They’re good at torture, too.

Patrick Fitzgerald has provided a little ray of hope that there might be a shred of power left in the American justice system. And I’m hoping there may be further surprises to come.

What astonishes me now is how everyone seems to be behaving as if they knew all along what was going on. All of a sudden nobody knows what happened, nobody backed this cabal of warmongers. No one ever believed that George W. Bush was competent. But somehow there were enough Americans who believed he did such a good job the first time around that he deserved a second term.

Now all the reporters have suddenly found their nerve and Colin Powell’s Chief Of Staff condemns the actions of the neocons in fierce and blunt language.

Gee, thanks a lot. A little late, but I know 2,000 sets of parents who really appreciate it. No hard feelings. You did a heckuva job.

Look at them. Look at what we allowed to happen.

We let them put the whip of the torturer in Lincoln’s hand.

We let them put lies in the mouth of Washington.

We let them smear blood on the American flag.

They have ruined and debased us, as a people, and as a country.

We should reject them, shun them, as we would anyone who would sell out the ideal of freedom in return for power.

They are not Americans. We don’t do that.

5 Comments:

Blogger Miss Templeton said...

You are FAST. I was over here first thing after seeing the Yahoo headline.

I was thinking that no matter how much justice we'll see, it won't be joyous but pitiously sad that we had to sink this low. The sense of waste is devastating.

Friday, October 28, 2005 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Count Screwloose said...

You put it well, Miss T. Why did it take so much evidence and so much time to get here? It beggars sense.

And, as you say, any recovery we make from this bleak period can only be bittersweet at best. We've lost so much already.

RG

Friday, October 28, 2005 2:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is hard for my family right now, actually. As much as we wanted to believe Andy Card's hands were clean, it just doesn't seem that way. Don't get me wrong, we are liberals through and through, but you can't pick your goddamn relatives.

We won't see as much justice as we want, that's for sure. I'm not going to lie, since his re-election I'd been hoping someone would get the balls to dig up the dirt to impeach this mofo and bring down his house of cards. Maybe someone finally will now that momentum is gathering.
-Jill

Monday, October 31, 2005 6:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Cleetus said...

Now the question is will Scooter take a bullet for the team or save his own ass and dime out other members in Bush Administration. Poor Scooter is staring down 30 years in the pokie! A real tough sell- even for an architect of the Neo-Con Agenda. Maybe old Scoot will find God and write a book.

My hunch is that it will get much worse for Dubya- the Inner Circle will eventually let poor Georgie take the fall. As much as Liberals despise him, can you honestly believe "W" is calling the shots?
Cheney, Rummy and Rove will feed George to the Lions and save their own skins.

Watergate was a picnic compared to what is to come...

Monday, October 31, 2005 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger Count Screwloose said...

Thanks, Jill and Cleetus.

Like you, I'd love to think this is only the tip of the iceberg and, if you take Watergate as your example, you know sometimes Justice moves like the Turtle. Slowly but surely and he wins the race.

But something about this bunch and the new era of media echo chambers makes me nervous. You too, I'm sure. I wonder if the truth has a shot anymore, even in the land of the free.

I'm keeping everything crossed, though!

RG

Thursday, November 03, 2005 2:28:00 PM  

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