Saturday, March 17, 2007

The White House didn't do squat 

Like they really care.

Recall the classic Robert Redford line from Three Days of the Condor:
A little breakdown in security there?
David Kurtz picked up on the choice testimony by the Director of the White House Office of Security regarding the security lapses surrounding the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson. Be sure to see the letter from Committee Chair Henry Waxman to White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten. Priceless. Bolten's got some splaining to do.

And while we're at it, congratulations to Josh Marshall and the whole team at TPM for some well deserved recognition, this time from the LA Times.


DF Hippies 

I thought I was on sabatical, at least until Billmon rose from the grave. But I just can't help myself.

Digby captures the essence of the current regime, and its enablers in the media in two simple paragraps:
This is all part of a very large mosaic of government secrecy, political backstabbing and abuse of power. Those of us who were screaming about this until we are hoarse were dismissed out of hand when we argued that no administration should be allowed to seize such unchecked power and the assumption among the establishment was that it was just more of our "unhinged" hysteria.

It wasn't. This stuff happened and it's likely only the tip of the iceberg. If the press can get past their loathing of the dirty hippies for five minutes they will see that not only have we been right, we have been flogging some amazingly good stories for the past six years that had they bothered to report them would have been journalistic coups. We really aren't that nuts --- and the Bush administration really is that bad.
Go read the whole thing. It's worth it.


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