Like all such scandals the cover-up promises to be more important and damaging than the initial problem. So now we know for certain that Rove and Libby were involved in spite to two years of lying by the White House. Now it appears that John Bolton may also be involved, in fact, involved big time. If he was a source for Judith Miller he may be the one she is covering up for. But think about it. Libby is Cheney's Chief of Staff and Bolton is his "boy." Do you think it at all likely that Libby and Bolton did something Cheney knew nothing about? Of course not. So ultimately Judith Miller is covering for Cheney, which makes perfect sense. But now all we can do is hold our breath and wait to see what Patrick Fitzgerald is going to do. He must be going to do something or he would not have put Judith Miller in jail. Bush himself is not entirely in the clear on this. Did Rove or Libby or Cheney tell him what was going on, which they should have been obliged to do, or did they not. Either way Bush is going to look like a perfect fool (which, of course, he is).
You have to admit that whatever the outcome of all this, these are certainly interesting times. The U.S. will never be able to take our place in the global community unless Bush/Cheney are not only impeached but also prosecuted for war crimes. Alas, that does not seem likely to happen - but it surely should. Does good triumph over evil? Is their any justice? Can we survive these dismal times? This is both a good and bad time to be alive. Stay tuned.
The clock is not merciful.
Time passes swiftly.
Alone now with memories,
no one can help you,
when the grim darkness appears.