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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Karl Rove facing the Death Penalty for Treason?

Blogger, Lew Scannon posted something quite interesting that you might want to read. He makes a pretty convincing argument regarding questions of accountability and Karl Rove - but you probably ought ot be the judge of it for yourself.

The following is an excerpt from his post entitled, "Cindy Sheenan Media-Distraction." Now, before you get up in arms because of the post title, give it a read and then see what you think.

"The Bush administration is hoping that this change of title will save traitorous Karl Rove if special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald chooses to go after him using the Intelligence Indentity Protection Act that states if this happened in a time of war and it aids our enemies (since Ms. Plame's operation was involved in monitoring WMD worldwide, it certainly would have aided Saddam Hussein, if he had any WMD) then he has truly committed an act of treason and should be punished.

But, if Mr. Fitzgerald uses US code793 and 794 , Mr. Rove faces life in prison or the death penalty. Considering how Mr. Bush executed more criminals as governor of Texas than any other governor in US history, his refusal to execute Rove (who, still has a job in the White House, even after Bush stated that anyone involved in this treason would no longer be working there) would be just one more act of hypocrisy carried out by the right wing.

Consider this quote(thanks Daily Kos):"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an acheivable goal and an exit strategy," Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of then candidate George W. Bush about Clinton's illegal war in Bosnia."

You see, during Clinton's illegal military excursion, in which no US soldier died, Sean Hannity, who has since told antiwar protestors to dissent quietly said:"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may have to come home in body bags why their son or daughter had to give up their life." Fox News 4/6/99. of course now that his guy's in the White House, I'm sure that Mr. Hannity has changed positions and feels that Bush should not have to explain himself to Ms. Sheehan, such is the rampant hypocricy that runs through the right wing. I believe this is called a flip-flop.


At Sat Aug 20, 11:43:00 AM MDT, Blogger Beaver said...

Good post. I have nothing to add, and just wanted to thank you for what you do.

use irony to spite GWB, and what they do is fun and is useful, but a serious and researched read such as this is good to put one's ideas in place.

Thanks :)

At Sat Aug 20, 11:45:00 AM MDT, Blogger Beaver said...

Sorry, this is the link I wanted to give you..

It's a good laugh, but sometimes it downright angers me.

At Sat Aug 20, 11:53:00 AM MDT, Blogger Alicia said...

Isn't that just amazing - that these people can keep two completely opposing ideas in their head and not explode?

At Sat Aug 20, 02:05:00 PM MDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Sheehan's campaign is important, but I do understand the title. For every Bush scandal, something else has arisen to take the attention away. One has to think GWB is actually thankful for Sheehan's timing - attention is now (unintentionally) off Rove. It's up to the public - US - to keep attention where it needs to be - as in divided equally to both fronts.

Thanks for posting that, J. People need the reminder.

Be well,

At Mon Aug 22, 08:17:00 AM MDT, Blogger Kerouaced said...

Very informative post. Thank-you. I hope that by the next election people will still remember these things. It seems though that the American public has a very short memory...


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