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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:32 PM
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Lewis 'Scooter' Libby
Julian Borger in Washington
Saturday October 1, 2005
The Guardian

<snip> Before Colin Powell made his fateful presentation of the WMD case to the UN in February 2003, it was Mr Libby who tried to persuade the former secretary of state to include controversial reports that Mohammed Atta, the leader of the September 11 hijackers, had met an Iraqi agent in Prague. Mr Powell rejected the claims but Mr Libby did not give up, telephoning him late into the night on the eve of the presentation, calling for the inclusion of other allegations.

Mr Libby also contacted the Pentagon before a substantial contract to repair Iraq's oil fields was awarded to Halliburton, Mr Cheney's old firm. And he talked to Time magazine's Matt Cooper and the New York Times's Judy Miller in July 2003 about the identity of a CIA undercover agent, Valerie Plame who was the wife of a prominent administration critic. <snip>

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,15...

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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:34 PM
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1. LIbby is going to jail
I just hope Rove is not far behind. and that they don't give him a phone and stuff so he can't strategize from prison.
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Robertwf Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:37 PM
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2. RICO is out there
KK*rl, let me introduce you to our buddy RICO. He's for people involved in organized crime--including high crimes and misdemeanors.
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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:41 PM
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3. RICO?
pardon my ignorance.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:43 PM
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4. Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:31 PM
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5. The sentence ought to be public hanging, so that other bastards
get the idea that shitting the public that badly can be fatal.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:49 AM
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8. Hear! Hear!
I second that motion!
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:32 PM
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6. If Cooper said it was Libby, why did Fitzgerald have to wait for Miller.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 10:33 PM by higher class
There must be more to it.

A reminder. Libby did not do this on his own. This came from Cheney. Cheney calls all the shots when it comes to the White House. Other people call the shots when it comes to right wing policy and objectives.

We are nothing. They only want our labor and tax money and to know where we are and what we are doing. Does that make us slaves or serfs?
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:06 PM
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7. Yes, it is bigger than Libby...Cheney, Rove, and more -
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 11:07 PM by texpatriot2004
"...the Plame-Rove-Libby-Gonzalez-Card scandal..." Huffington

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