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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:52 PM
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"Republicans Must Choose: Bush or America?"
Karl Rove is loyal to President Bush," a correspondent wrote as Treasongate broke. "Isn't that a form of patriotism?" Not in a representative democracy, I replied. Only in a dictatorship is fealty to the Leader equal to loyalty to the nation. We're Bush's boss. He works for us. Unless that changed on 9/11 (or 12/20/00). Rove had no right to give away state secrets, even to protect Bush.

Newly loquacious Time reporter Matt Cooper has deflated half a dozen Rove-defending talking points since we last visited. Republicans, for instance, have argued that Rove had merely confirmed what Cooper already knew: that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent. That claim evaporated in Cooper's piece in the magazine's July 25 issue: "This was the first time I had heard anything about Wilson's wife."

"I've already said too much," Cooper quotes Rove as he ended their 2003 conversation.

Rove may avoid prosecution under the Intelligence Identities and Protection Act, says John Dean, counsel at the Nixon White House. "There is, however, evidence suggesting that other laws were violated," he says, alluding to Title 18, Section 641 of the U.S. Code. The "leak of sensitive information" for personal purposes--say, outting the CIA wife of your boss' enemy--is "a very serious crime," according to the judge presiding over a similar recent case. If convicted under the anti-leak statute, Rove would face ten years in a federal prison.

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0720-28.htm
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Son of California Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:56 PM
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1. CANT YOU JUST SEE IT
2006 mid-term elections, and Repub Senators and Reps keeping their distance from GW so that they can get re-elected? hahahahaha!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:57 PM
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2. Except that with DIEBOLD in their pocket (or them in DIEBOLD's
pocket) they don't have to do a darn thing to get re-elected except keep breathing. x(
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:58 PM
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3. First paragraph of this is VERY important. n/t
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:59 PM
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4. treasongate... great name!
:p

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



great story. i want to see more of this type in mainstream media! i'm pleasantly surprised to see any at all, really.

loyalty. sounds like a very good thing. but there are those who are loyal to the devil... and W... pardon the redundancy.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:00 PM
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5. The last para is the best--
"We don't need a law to tell us that unmasking a CIA agent, particularly during wartime, is treasonous. Every patriotic American--liberal, conservative, or otherwise--knows that."






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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:12 PM
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6. So true. But tell it to the ** voters.
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