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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:36 AM

Always remember: Scooter Libby perjured himself to cover up Bush and Cheney Iraq War lies


The Scooter Libby case is really about the Iraq War, and the Bush administration lies that got us into the war.

Wilson started to go public, telling the country that Bush and Cheney had lied about Iraq intentionally. So the Rove/Cheney crew leaked Wilson's wife's name and CIA agent status, to try to silence Wilson. And then Libby lied to cover up that silencing.

Not only is Libby a criminal, his lies covered up a national disaster - the Iraq War, which got put on a credit card, killed tens of thousands of Americans, and killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Bush got us into that war based on LIES. Libby tried to cover that up. He deserves jail time.

(And Bybee should be disrobed, Yoo should have been prosecuted - it's a travesty Berkeley keeps him on their faculty, Cheney and Feith and Wolfowitz and Bush should also have to answer for the Iraq errors.)


https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/04/why-the-scooter-libby-case-and-trumps-pardon-really-really-matter/

More than a decade ago, I. Lewis Libby—a.k.a. Scooter—was convicted in federal court of lying to a grand jury and to the FBI and of obstructing justice. Libby had been chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and one of the leading architects of the US invasion of Iraq, which the Bush-Cheney administration sold to the public with false and hyperbolic claims regarding Saddam Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction programs and his (nonexistent) alliance with Al Qaeda. President Donald Trump pardoned Libby on Friday.

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Libby’s offenses were related to an investigation of the leaking of the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA officer married to former Ambassador Joseph Wilson. A few months after the 2003 Iraq invasion, Wilson asserted publicly that prior to the war, the Bush White House had information undercutting its own assertions that Saddam possessed WMDs. Wilson had been dispatched the previous year by the CIA on a private mission to the African nation of Niger to check out one of the administration’s claims—that Saddam had secretly obtained weapons-grade yellowcake uranium there. He had found nothing to substantiate this charge. When he blew the whistle on the Bush-Cheney administration—revealing in a July 6, 2003, New York Times op-ed that the yellowcake claim was bunk and questioning both the justification for the invasion and the integrity of the Bush-Cheney crew—the White House, especially Cheney’s office, went ballistic. It immediately tried to discredit and smear Wilson. As part of that campaign—which had begun even before the op-ed was published—the White House collected information on Wilson, including the fact that his wife worked at the CIA and had been involved in the plan to send Wilson to Niger.

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american_ideals Apr 15 OP
rusty quoin Apr 15 #1
american_ideals Tuesday #6
Rhiannon12866 Apr 15 #2
CaptainTruth Apr 15 #3
shadowmayor Apr 15 #4
american_ideals Tuesday #5

Response to american_ideals (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:52 AM

1. I think that the amount of treason that been let go is a danger to our democracy.

Ronnie did it.
Nixon did it.
The Supreme Court did it.
So Trump pardons a traitor.
That is usual.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:12 PM

6. Treason and torture and war cheerleading by the never-served

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Response to american_ideals (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:57 AM

2. I remember.

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Response to american_ideals (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:47 AM

3. Wilson was a threat to the PNAC Iran invasion plan...

... So they had to stop him.

The whole PNAC cabal should be in jail.

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Response to american_ideals (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:19 PM

4. Maybe he can land

a nice soft job at CNN or MSNBC as a foreign policy "expert"?

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Response to shadowmayor (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:11 PM

5. Hes been on wingnut welfare- jobs from GOP oligarchs

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