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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:06 AM
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Ever bold, arrogant, and defiant - Gonzo's DOJ Stands by his earlier lies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

No Dissent on Spying, Says Justice Dept.

By R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 17, 2007; Page A06

The Justice Department said yesterday that it will not retract a sworn statement in 2006 by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales that the Terrorist Surveillance Program had aroused no controversy inside the Bush administration, despite congressional testimony Tuesday that senior departmental officials nearly resigned in 2004 to protest such a program.

The department's affirmation of Gonzales's remarks raised fresh questions about the nature of the classified dispute, which former U.S. officials say led then-Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey and as many as eight colleagues to discuss resigning.

... (more at link)

Not sure why this item outraged me even more than the usual outrage at the onslaught of Department of Corruption of Justice stories - except perhaps the Audaciousness of the lying. It points to not being embattled - but instead an arrogance of "so what - we say his he said he said and there is nothing you can do about it. we won't cooperate with you (Congress), and we won't tell you what we have done or are doing - and you (congress and the people) have every reason to believe that we will keep on acting outside the bounds of the law and keep working as a big federal political ops outfit - and we think there is nothing you can or will do about it).

This whole story (the night visit to a sedated Ashcroft) and now the lies - as if the whole country didn't just hear/read about that episode - or as if we just will be reassured by this ridiculous claim by the DOJ - it is somehow jaw dropping for me. A real "No they didn't..." moment.

The end to this MisAdministration in January of 09 can not come soon enough.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:12 AM
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1. to paraphrase rummy
"you testify with the lies you have, not the lies you wish you had...."
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:14 AM
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2. bwahahahaha
that is SO on the mark radfringe. :hi:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:14 AM
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3. that's good
:thumbsup:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:23 AM
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4. every fucking one of them should be impeached
but they won't be. It is off the table. :puke:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:25 AM
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5. Personally - I think if he doesn't resign - he will be the first
to be impeached. He keeps giving the senate easy material... think of it as the low lying fruit rule.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:38 AM
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6. The chief of the DOJ thumbs his nose at the Rule Of Law...
What will we tell the children?..."Go forth my child, and rob, loot, lie, spy, pillage and plunder, but above all, WIN!" It's what our "LEADERS" do!
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sheerjoy Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:40 AM
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7. And yet, * says.....
"He has my full trust and support."

How long, Lord? How long?
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:50 AM
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8. Until the bitter end.
I agree with folks who think bush *can't* get rid of Gonzo - as they fear what the confirmation hearings for a new AG would put on public display before a senate committee (eg all the DOJ stories from fisaless domestic spying, to approval of torture, the USA firings, the degree of communication and thus corruption of justice from the office of Rove, etc.)
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:55 AM
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9. Worms will turn in June
According to yr. Cozmique Conzultant...
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:23 AM
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10. The most evil, callous, and corrupt administration EVER!
And they care not one iota for the damage they leave behind them. And what is equally amazing is that 28% still stand behind them! Unbelievable!
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:06 AM
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11. why Gonzo won't be impeached or resign
heard this from a blather-head a week or so ago... I think it's a fair assessment of why politics trumps doing what's good for the country

the blatherhead said the Dems won't impeach Gonzo because he's a good whipping-boy, poster child for what's wrong with the republics

bush won't ask for Gonzo's resignation because it would mean appointing someone new who would most likely undergo a grueling confirmation hearing. Of course it would not occur to the bushies to consider appointing someone who would be acceptable to both sides of the aisle
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