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Bush’s Right-Hand Man Commits Treason: America Says ‘So What?’

Posted by Rick · July 2nd, 2005 · 5 Comments

Well, the cat is out of the bag, so to speak.

In January of 2004 — more than a year ago — I wondered whether Karl Rove was the treasonous son-of-a-bitch who “outed” a CIA agent in order to teach her husband a lesson. Recently, the Supreme Court, which has already gutted much of the rest of the Constitution, decided that the First Amendment is not worth their time. And that lead to the revelation that, yes, it was Karl Rove who told the world the secret.

For those who don’t remember, former diplomat Joseph Wilson had angered the Bush Administration when he said it was not true that the Iraqi government had attempted to purchase uranium from Niger, in Africa. In retaliation, “someone” inside the White House leaked the name of Wilson’s wife, who was said to be an agency operative on weapons of mass destruction.

Bush, of course, was hot to have voters believe that Iraq was somehow connected to Al Queda (it wasn’t) and was capable and desirous of attacking the United States and/or other countries with Weapons of Mass Destruction (it wasn’t).

In fact, Weapons of Mass Destruction — other than those taken there by the United States to be used against Iraqis — have never been found in Iraq. It’s fairly well known now that George Bush and numerous lackeys lied about Iraq’s alleged connections to Al Queda, lied about the WMDs and, if you read the Downing Street Memos, lied about lying about it.

Now we find out that, indeed, Karl Rove deliberately spilled the beans, exposing a CIA agent’s identity, in order to punish her husband for pissing off the Administration.

You’d think that with this proof that the Bush Administration was willing even to sacrifice a CIA agent — to potentially give her a death sentence because they were angry at her husband — that the United States’ citizenry would be up in arms.

Maybe they would be, if anyone were reporting the story. Instead, even though the story is at least two days old, Editor & Publisher, dubbed “America’s oldest journal covering the newspaper industry,” and Newsweek appear to be the only two places with the story right now. (MSNBC has a link up to the Newsweek story. If I’m correct, MSNBC has some kind of ownership interest in Newsweek.) So, I can’t really know for sure; maybe Americans would finally react to what the Bush Administration has been doing.

More likely, if you think this, you live in a dream world. Not only is it not happening, but, as I said, the news stations are apparently not even interested in publishing the story.

We have definitive proof that Karl Rove committed the highest treason — which he almost certainly would not have done without George Bush’s knowledge — and the news is not even reporting it??? Where’s CNN? Where’s CBS? Not even the New York Times is carrying the story!

Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for simply trying to keep the fact he had a secret sex affair with an intern from us. And American newspapers don’t even print the story that George Bush’s right-hand man committed treason?

It’s hard to understand what’s more mind-boggling: that Karl Rove committed treason, that we now know this to be a fact and that the story isn’t even seeing the light of day — or that many of you (not all) are just sitting there, thinking, “ho-hum…who cares?” Why aren’t you calling your congressional representatives about this?

I’m wondering: What exactly will it take before Americans decide “enough is enough” and do something about the President who is willing to use his office for personal gain, starting a war and killing our children to make himself and his friends rich(er)? What exactly is necessary before we decide that screwing the nation is worse than screwing an intern?

Is it really good enough that the George Corporation says it’s “Christian”? Doesn’t it matter what they do?

Special thanks to Bob Marcotte for emailing me the link to the media info story.
Special thanks to Chepooka whose article We Were Right lead me to the “Remember the Lies” flash presentation.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bob // Jul 2, 2005 at 5:47 pm

    I’m sorry that I can’t find where I read it but there was an article I saw that said that the timing of all this was intentional. It was announced on the Friday before a three day weekend. There would be few people available to interview and it would be more difficult to check facts.

    Just additional manipulation and damage control, perhaps by Rove himself?

  • 2 Todd Vodka // Jul 3, 2005 at 7:18 am

    That the American public remains complacent with such blatantly unpatriotic behavior speaks volumes on who we are and how lackadaisically we regard the freedoms people have fought and died for in our names.

    Part of me doesn?t even blame Bush: he is a lying, treacherous weasel with only the interests of himself and his cronies in mind. His job is to make the wealthy wealthier, and he?s doing a fine job of it. That we as Americans not only encourage him to take money out of our pockets, but cheer him on while he does so, is only our own fault.

    Anyway, thank you for all your encouragement.

  • 3 Bunny Chafowitz // Jul 3, 2005 at 9:26 am


    Funny you should say that. On my way to work in the morning I listen to National Public Radio. Thursday there was a piece on the “Friday News Dump.” NPR reports that apparently the practice of saving unpleasant and/or unflattering news for a late Friday afternoon release has been going on for some time.

    Seeing as how this administration has had a plethora of the above-referenced news, I would imagine Bush and company has honed the “dump” to a fine edge. All the better for slicing and dicing the only the information they want us hear and see into a neat little sanitized package.

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