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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 03:27 PM
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71. seen this, by Ray McGovern?
just what I was thinking.......

It seems it is all too easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit. How else to explain the reaction of the normally astute Senator Charles Schumer to the news that Attorney General Ashcroft has finally done what the New York Times lauds as "the right thing."

Schumer is quoted in todays Times as seeing the glass "three-quarters full" in light of Ashcrofts decision to recuse himself from the investigation of the deliberate blowing of the cover of CIA official Valerie Plame, and the decision to appoint US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as "special counsel" to investigate that felony. Howard Dean labeled the maneuver "too little, too late." I fear Dean is right.

Even the Times, in its "Right Thing" editorial, notes that "there are still serious questions about the investigation," namely, will Fitzgerald have "true operational independence." The odds are strongly against it. Let not yesterdays maneuver obscure the fact that in naming Fitzgerald, who remains under the authority of Ashcrofts deputy, the Bush administration has rejected the only appropriate coursenaming a complete outsider to be special counsel.

Why has that path been rejected? One need not be paranoid to see this latest move as evidence the White House has something very sensitive to hide. Has one of their senior officials committed a felony, endangered lives, and vitiated the ability of a senior intelligence official to use her net of agents to acquire critical information on weapons of mass destruction (Valerie Plames portfolio)?


http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/01/con04001.ht...


btw.....not a big Dean fan

BUT......I am mos def an

ABBBaby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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