The Bush administration has to be thrilled that the nomination of Alito yesterday took the focus off the fact that our country is being
run manipulated by a group of very corrupt individuals. Can the mainstream media juggle two major stories at once? Not very well. So let’s not forget the importance of this leak case. In case you missed it, Joseph Wilson’s Op-Ed that appeared in the L.A. Times over the weekend is worth a read. Here’s an excerpt:
The grand jury has now concluded that at least one of the president’s men committed crimes. We are heartened that our system of justice is working and appreciative of the work done by our fellow citizens who devoted two years of their lives to grand jury duty.
The attacks on Valerie and me were upsetting, disruptive and vicious. They amounted to character assassination. Senior administration officials used the power of the White House to make our lives hell for the last 27 months.
But more important, they did it as part of a clear effort to cover up the lies and disinformation used to justify the invasion of Iraq. That is the ultimate crime.
The war in Iraq has claimed more than 17,000 dead and wounded American soldiers, many times more Iraqi casualties and close to $200 billion.
It has left our international reputation in tatters and our military broken. It has weakened the United States, increased hatred of us and made terrorist attacks against our interests more likely in the future.
It has been, as Gen. William Odom suggested, the greatest strategic blunder in the history of our country.
We anticipate no mea culpa from the president for what his senior aides have done to us. But he owes the nation both an explanation and an apology.
Though the MSM seems to have the attention span of a soap bubble, I sincerely hope that attention doesn’t wane on the CIA leak case. While the Alito nomination is a grave matter for the long term, it appears that his nomination, at least for the moment, has taken focus away from the cover-up undertaken at the highest levels in our government.
And by the way, where is the Vice President?
Our 27 Months of Hell [la times]