[eDebate] rove matter explodes or dies tomorrow
Sun Jun 18 20:02:01 CDT 2006
as you know truthout.org "standed down" on the rove matter friday w promise
of a comprehensive reply tomorrow:
"Expect a more comprehensive accounting of this matter on Monday, June 19."
adding fuel to the fire, the rove team fired accusations in the washington
post today that leopold is a cocaine addict and the entire story was
was leopold set up by the rove team so that goebbels could announce that the
conservatives are winning the internet war stressing unity over liberal
i tend to doubt it. the theory requires you to believe that rove sought
out five grand jury testimonies and a last minute clearance so he could burn
i think the internet ploy is another go at overhyping his exoneration and a
feeble attempt to undue further damage to his reputation done on the
the main theories going around about what happened with the indictment.
1) fitzgerald decided he couldn't make charges stick and let him off to
focus on libby and may have got rove to turn state's evidence to make the
libby case a slam dunk.
2) fitzgerald knew he could make charges stick and presented rove with a
sealed indictment and an offer to drop the indictment if he turns state's
evidence against cheney or someoneelse higher up the chain.
3) rove didn't do anything wrong and it took fitzgerald five runs in front
of the grand jury to figure that out and a man with an impeccable reputation
was unnecessarily dragged through the mud.
3 is out but it's cute.
1 is unlikely given news today about the libby pardon prospect:
if you don't think fitzgerald knew this was coming, then you are out to
lunch. i think the obviousness of a libby pardon sans other indictments
points to the likelihood of theory 2. also, the idea that the investigation
is ongoing. if fitzgerald were only indicting libby who has already been
indicted, the investigation would most likely be over now. fitzgerald has
already revealed a revenge motive against the wilsons by cheney and i don't
think he's going to let it slide and disappear through an obvious pardon
from the president. all of his time and investigation would be for naught
on an underling who was not the originator of the plot.
the luskin letter still remains unpublished and fitzgerald has yet to
confirm the statements of rove's lawyer. all of this is discernible from
rove's fate still hinges on the upcoming elections given the waxman motion
for congressional investigation into his conduct but still he could go down
in a criminal suit brought by the wilsons. cooper has admitted in his own
article that he found out about plame's CIA status from rove and novak found
out the same.
anyway, you look at it tomorrow's statements from truthout.org loom large.
leopold has now been accused of drug problems in the national media
alongside the idea that he fabricated the whole story to get attention
despite ruining his career. the truthout subscribers are up in arms and
want leopold to reveal his sources as he promised on the radio if he was
deceived. other websites are calling for the termination of truthout.
speculation is rampant. ash has every possible means to axe leopold and
move on but apparently he believes the story and the idea of cooperation
turning state's evidence against cheney and i bet you he has been digging to
get the next lead on that angle and tomorrow is going to be the biggest
explosion yet given shenanigans of the right wing in the washington post
taking this story to a whole other level...you can count on it that i will
have it up on this list as soon as it is posted on truthout.
one last thing that you have to take account about this administration is
that they have poor quick fix strategies for halting slides in approval
ratings. the fact is that the numbers keep sliding down to an
uncomfortable point especially the iraq war polls. you know that the
administration would have rather hoped the approval ratings went up after
the beginning of the iraq war and that it would have been a successful
policy that brought democracy. instead you see them trying to fabricate
rebound situations of optimism with an al-zarqawi kill, rove exoneration and
bagdhad trip all choreographed together as the koehner house talking points
reveal. they try this sugar coat candyland strategy all of the time and it
doesn't work. cheney on national tv on a sunday telling the american people
that he thinks "the iraqi people will welcome their liberators". little
symbolic moral victories here and there but no proof or even sound
conception that modern imperial armies have figured out how to beat guerilla
warfare tactics by resident populations. america lost vietnam. soviets
lost afghanistan. the neocons were supposed to usher in a new era of
warfare with fancy electromagnetic weapons and increased mobility but it's
still the same unwinnable guerilla war. the republicans are so focused on
popular opinion at particular points in time that they are unable to
reconsider long term policy as a real strategy. they need the nation to
look divided 50-50 so they can do the dirty work in florida, ohio or
whatever swing state will be key this year. they know that it is almost
impossible to prove fraud on the spot like nixon knew in 1960 and the public
will defer to whatever result they achieve.
the problem is that iraq is going so bad that eventually in 2 years or 4
years an overwhelming majority of people will be against the war and
election tampering will be less viable as the cornerstore of a rove victory.
these periodic quick fix sugarcoats are going to become more and more
obvious for what they are and everyone will know without a doubt in their
mind that there is no foreseeable end to this conflict and that it is a
veritable quagmire. please don't wait 2 or 4 years and takeover your
college campus soon, in the fall, so that we can accelerate the process
through power tactics. too many people are dying b.c you and i are not
very creative in our resistance and we don't seek methods of confrontation
that challenge us to be somebody we do not know.
another key problem for the neocons not exploited by the democrats or any
other opposition to asufficient enough degree is the idea presented during
vietnam that americans are not colonists anymore. the israeli model for
the middle east does not work for americans b/c no significant segment of
our population intends to live there. we had the same problem in vietnam.
the israelis are fighting for "their land". they can mobilize a military
society for that purpose. americans are fighting for dick cheney's oil.
it ain't gonna last. the ideas of "democracy" and "freedom" will easily go
down the drain b/c iraq is other people's land and all of those storm
troopers can't wait to get back to hamburgers and movies and highway
checkpoints. the french had a vested stake in vietnam b/c they lived
there, old school colonial style. americans do not have a need for living
elsewhere. instead a certain backward part of the population has need of
periodic fascist interludes to prove that clean murder is still a part of
human nature. cut and run is not democratic feebleness against terrorists.
cut and run is all of the systematic mass murder a people with no desire to
live elsewhere can stomach. thank you and good night...
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