It turns out that on July 8, 2003, two days after Wilson's article critical of the yellowcake business appeared, Judy Miller met with Scooter Libby, Cheney's Chief of Staff, to discuss, of all things, Valerie Plame. Would someone please explain to me what business Miller had discussing Plame with Libby. Why would they have been discussing Plame at all? What business would a reporter have that she should have been discussing Plame? What business would Libby have had discussing a CIA operative with a newspaper reporter? Is it necessary to say anything more about this? If so, you must be dense indeed.
A woman whose son was killed in Iraq has gone to Crawford, Texas, the location of Bush's fake ranch, to ask the President to explain to her why her son needed to be killed. Bush insists that all those who have died in this horrible "war" have died for a noble cause. She would like to know what that noble cause is/was. So would I. Bush has refused to meet with her. She and some Veterans for Peace wanted to march on the ranch. They were ordered to walk in a ditch rather than on a public road. She insists she will not leave until Bush speaks with her. This is going to be interesting if she sticks to her guns. Want to bet she doesn't get arrested and carted off somewhere? Freedom of speech used to be such a wonderful thing.
At the Republican summer meeting in San Francisco they apparently decided their ultra right wing platform is the way to go. Their guest of honor, that example of what Republicans seem to think is their best representative, Rick (opposed to bestiality along with most everything else) Santorum. He gave his speech on family values (at least I think that's what he did), trying, among other things, to expand the Republican base to include blacks and "discerning democrats." There were 5 blacks in attendance out of an audience of 300.
You had better keep your eyes closely on Patrick Fitzgerald and his investigation of the Plame leak. As the Attorney General has recused himself, and whoever else was in charge of Fitzgerald has resigned, it is not clear who will be in charge of supervising Fitzgerald. One possibility is an old Skull and Bones crony of Bush. It is suggested that Fitzgerald might just submit a "report" rather than seek any indictments. As Fitzgerald is probably the only person who stands between a complete fascist takeover and justice we had better all look after his health and welfare.
"Humani's skepticism was substantial. He knew that men are a joke of the gods, sent to mortify the animals."
The Dogs of Paradise