I Come To You Now ... at the Turning of the Tide!CNN wonders aloud if lying about the reasons for the war is an impeachable offense.
"The public was told that Saddam posed an imminent threat," argued New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in a recent editorial. "If that claim was fraudulent, the selling of the war is arguably the worst scandal in American political history -- worse than Watergate, worse than Iran-contra."
Here's a wonderfully dry excerpt from the CNN article, written by former Nixon counsel John Dean (who knows a Presidential scandal when he sees one):
In an apparent attempt to bolster the President's credibility, and his own, Secretary Rumsfeld himself has now called for a Defense Department investigation into what went wrong with the pre-war intelligence. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd finds this effort about on par with O.J.'s looking for his wife's killer.
Dean even quotes Senator Bob Graham, one of the most honest and likeable Democrats in the entire world: "there's been a pattern of manipulation by this administration."
It's gotten so big that even the major newspapers cannot play patsy to the President anymore. The Dallas Morning News, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Denver Post have now all called for Attorney General John Ashcroft to step down -- both in light of the aggregious abuses of the original Patriot Act, the blistering report on the third-world treatment of innocent detainees after September 11th (yes I said innocent -- guilty of illegal immigration, perhaps, but not one of them has been charged with any terrorism-related crime), and his chutzpah for wanting to strip all citizens of our Constitutionally-protected civil liberties even further than he already has.
More later. Much more later. This is just the tip of the freakin' iceberg.
Oh, and to those who are tired of the focus this blog has recently taken on political views of late: get your own damn blog. Stop living in your fantasy world and wake up -- you've been lied to, and you've had your freedoms stolen from you, and you were too busy gassing up your Hummer to make the 1.4 mile trip to the Wal-Mart to grab your Tivo so you can't miss an episode of American Idol to notice. Veterans in particular should be ashamed of the way they've slept on the job.