Former Press Secretary: Rove, Libby, Cheney and BUSH All LIED!

@anniepa (27521)
United States
November 20, 2007 6:11pm CST
In an upcoming book by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan it is disclosed that the Press Secretary knowingly lied to the American people about the outing of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson. He says he was urged by everyone, including the President himself to tell the American people there was no Administration involvement in this leak. In other words, to use one of Bush's favorite condescending phrases, the five top Administration officials including the President himself were directly involved in this cover-up. How many agree that all of them should be in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice and that no pardons should be issued? Annie
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@RosieS57 (889)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Richard Armitage, former Asst. Secretary of State, is the actual one who outed Valerie Plame to Robert Novak. He said that he had never seen anyone other than the Director from the CIA named in WH memos so that's why he thought that Plame wasn't a CIA employee. He admitted that mentioning her to Novak was 'very foolish'. What memo this was, who wrote it and why are all things he ought to be testifying to a Grand Jury about, doncha think? Methinks Cheney's smear campaign of Plame and Wilson, both, went horribly wrong -- kind of like his grouse hunting, and Bush is yet again 'collateral damage'.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Couldn't we have had a whistleblower who'd blow the whistle when the whistle might have done some good? He might have saved us another four years of Bush if he'd told the truth when it mattered. So now he gets a book deal for his fashionably-late conscience. Just like all the others who came back too late and said, "Oh yeah, I was lying then because Bush asked me to lie. Now you can buy my book that will tell you how I might have prevented but chose not to prevent something horrible." Geez, it's great that the truth is coming out, but timing is important for these things.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
21 Nov 07
It would be nice to have the truth before the election. Will you demand that Bill and Hillary release the White House Papers that will show all her valuable experience gained as First Lady. And also release the papers when Bill was Governor and Hillary took over the Education Program in Arkinsaw. The American People have a right to know the truth.
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• United States
21 Nov 07
I agree bob, if the entire truth were known about ALL politicians I seriously doubt ANY Democrats or Republicans would ever hold any office! The vast majority of these career politicians should probably be sitting in federal pens rather than in the house, senate, supreme court or white house.
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@anniepa (27521)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I love how when there's no way to defend something this sleazy Administration does it always goes back to Clinton...even things that allegedly took place nearly 30 years ago. Annie
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@FireHorse (294)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I absolutely agree! I think they should all be tried and convicted. There's no reason we should have a double standard of "justice" for government officials or the rich in general.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
21 Nov 07
The Special Prosecuter could not find any connection to the leak and the administration. Where is the Crime?
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• United States
21 Nov 07
Um, did you even read the original post? Last time I checked perjury and witness tampering are both crimes!
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@anniepa (27521)
• United States
21 Nov 07
The crime is perjury and obstruction of justice; I think those things are against the law no matter who does them. It would seem that instructing someone else to lie to the public should carry some extra penalties. Annie
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
So true, anniepa, but it'll never happen! The book is supposed to be out in April and I'm wondering if they will do a hatchet job on it before then, LOL. It's too darn bad they have to wait until they leave office to spill their guts about all the dirt that is being swept under the rug.
@anniepa (27521)
• United States
22 Nov 07
It sure is too darn bad, Worldwise1! I've heard several people say on TV that it's too bad these people find their conscience after it's too late to really do any good. I'm sure there will be a hatchet job done on this book and there's bound to be lots of back-peddling and second-guessing as to what he really meant and in what context it was taken in. There will be so much spin we'll all get dizzy! Annie
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
betrayal of public trust!!! in the land who mothered democracy. the president and his cahoots should resign or be impeached.
@anniepa (27521)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I'll second that! I'm really surprised there hasn't been a big SERIOUS call for impeachment. You can say "every" politician lies, you can point again and again at allegations against Clinton and his known relationship with Monica but Bush and others in his Administration told lies that have led to thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries. I'm sorry but to me that's a big difference. Annie
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Before that happens shouldn't the person responsible for the outting be in prison? And what about the Special Prosecuter who knowingly went on with an invesgation and prosecution of a person after the Prosecutor knew who leaked the name? By the way Richard Armitage was a career person at the State Department and not part of the Administration. The President had no control over him as a Civil Servent. Presiden Bush is right no administration officals were involved in the leak. I know that is not what you want to hear, but this was just another Democratic attempt to distroy the President and it failed.
@anniepa (27521)
• United States
21 Nov 07
What I would like to hear is that those who committed perjury and obstruction of justice are finally being held accountable for their actions. The President is accountable to the American people, and not just Republican Americans but ALL Americans. This cover-up was all part of the plan to get us into an unnecessary war. Leaking a CIA agent's identity and risking our security apparently were worth the risk. Cover-ups rarely stay covered up permanently and someday this will all come out and then it will hit the fan! Annie
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@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
21 Nov 07
What did the outing of a CIA agent do? I mean, is that a bad thing? The only thing I can think of is that she may've been involved in spying against other people or something. Her outing could've been harmful for the United States, so that would be treason in my book.
@millardos (408)
• France
27 Nov 07
be sure buddy that all politicians lie, and if there were politicians on the moon they would lie, and i think that you have already seen the film of MICHEAL MOORE called "fahrenheit nine eleven" it was a real example of all what politicians do in there lives, more than this to have an idea about what BUSH did to his country and to the world since he became a president, you will find nothing special apart from a big rate of wars and a decreasing of the value of the dollar, be sure buddy, that the whole world love the USA and because of there politicians, it becomes one of the places the most hated and thank you ;)