Monday edition - July 9, 2007



On Fox News Sunday, Liasson called Armitage the "real leaker"
Media Matters for America, DC - 7-9-07
... then repeated the claim that deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was "the real leaker" of former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. ...


Bush Denies Congress Access to Key Aides
ABC News - 7-9-07
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from former White House aides Sara Taylor and ...

Blair aides 'had Iraq war doubts'
BBC News, UK - 7-9-07
Tony Blair's closest aides had "severe moments of doubt" about the invasion of Iraq, according to the diaries of his former media chief Alastair Campbell.


Bush should just pardon his entire administration and be done with it.



Name ONE GOOD THING the Bush Administration has done for this Country, aside from saving Terri Schiavo.  - Grant Gerver,


The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News


The Compassion of Bush = Rich White Friends of Bush


It has been a truly moving experience to witness the concern and compassion the president of the United States can show towards a convicted felon. Particularly someone accused of such grave offences as Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. On March 6 2007 Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice, making false statements to the FBI, and twice committing perjury before a grand jury. According to the charge sheet, Libby "did knowingly and corruptly endeavor to influence, obstruct and impede the due administration of justice by misleading and deceiving the grand jury". So it wasn't a case of absent-mindedness, then.

That is why George Bush's act of mercy is so inspiring, especially when one considers that compassion is not something generally associated with him. When he was governor of Texas, for instance, there were quite a number of convicted felons towards whom he didn't show much compassion at all. In fact he insisted they receive the full penalty of the law, which in their case was somewhat more severe than in Libby's. They were executed.



Once again, The Surge is working......IN REVERSE. - Grant Gerver,




Disturbing News



The term "scot-free" has been officially replaced by "Scooter-free."  - Grant Gerver,


Republican Shenanigans

 Cindy Sheehan Delivers Ultimatum to Pelosi


Cindy Sheehan, the slain soldier's mother whose attacks on President Bush made her a darling of the anti-war movement, has a new target: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Sheehan, who announced in late May that she was departing the peace movement, said she decided to run against Pelosi unless the congresswoman moves to oust Bush in the next two weeks. 



By Don Davis

Rock-The-Voter News



Subject: pardons/commutations



Hey Lisa,
Just an observation on the Scooter Libby debacle. With all the republicants comparing the Bush outrage with Clinton's pardons it's important to remember that Clinton pardoned these guys on his last day in office, W still has 1 1/2 years left in his term. By the time it's over there will be a lot more conservative criminals on the street.

Go Hillary!!


Thanks for writing, Jonathan.

I fear you are right. Two conservative criminals that will be added to our streets are Bush and Cheney, unless the Democrats realize the Articles of Impeachment are in our Constitution. Impeach, Indict and throw the key away!




Democrats Return From Vacation


Congressmen returning from their Independence Day break are ready for battle with the White House, with Democrats decrying President Bush's commutation of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence and fighting Bush's latest claim of executive privilege.



Biz-Tech News

Cheney Secret Revealed Six Years Later


Sue Ellen Wooldridge, the 19th-ranking Interior Department official, arrived at her desk in Room 6140 a few months after Inauguration Day 2001. A phone message awaited her.

"This is Dick Cheney," said the man on her voice mail, Wooldridge recalled. "I understand you are the person handling this Klamath situation. Please call me at hmm, I guess I don't know my own number. I'm over at the White House."

Wooldridge wrote off the message as a prank. It was not. Cheney had reached far down the chain of command.




Bush-Prison-Torture News


Another Nixon Supporter


Fred Thompson gained an image as a tough-minded investigative counsel for the Senate Watergate committee. Yet President Nixon and his top aides viewed the fellow Republican as a willing, if not too bright, ally, according to White House tapes.


Go-F***-Yourself News




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Belarussian sportsmen perform during a celebration marking Independence Day in Minsk, July 3, 2007. President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday Belarus would disregard its economic rows with Russia and work closer with Moscow to counter U.S. plans to erect an anti-missile system in Eastern Europe. Belarus marks Independence Day on July 3, the day Soviet troops freed Minsk from Nazi forces in 1944. Photo/Vasily Fedosenko - BELARUS