Adam Ash

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Libby, Cheney's chief of staff, resigns after indictment

Scooter Libby, "the Vice-President's Dick Cheney," indicted on 5 counts: obstruction of justice, 2 counts of false statements, and 2 of perjury. Obstruction of justice so big, it amounts to a planned scheme. Rove not indicted, but still under investigation. Conclusion so far: since office of Dick Cheney deeply implicated, Cheney himself is deeply implicated. Cheney and Bush both make speeches about war on terror on day of indictment in feeble attempt to seize the news.

From the indictment: "On or about June 12, 2003, LIBBY was advised by the Vice President of the United States that Wilson's wife worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in the Counterproliferation Divison. LIBBY understood that the Vice President had learned this information from the CIA."
Conclusion: Cheney told Libby to get Wilson with this bit of information. His wife being outed would send a strong signal to others not to tell the media that WMD was a trumped-up reason to start a war (as Wolfowitz called it in Vanity Fair, the "bureaucratic" reason), as against the real reasons, which I will blog about later.


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