Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Sins of the Son

This morning (Father's Day) we learn from (via Raw Story) that it is highly likely that George W. Bush will pardon "Big Wheel" Libby before his trial. This follows close upon the heels of the disclosure by his lawyer that Karl Rove will not be indicted. What, exactly, is going on here? A crime was committed. An undercover CIA agent was outed. Remember this?
"Even though I'm a tranquil guy now at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors."
-- George Herbert Walker Bush, 1999
This is the guy's father, for Christ's sake! Supposedly the tightest of bonds.

Humans have a great capacity for amnesia, particularly of nastiness. Unfortunately, if we turn a blind eye to lawlessness in our Government, as we are showing every indication of doing, we have bought ourselves a heap of trouble.

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