Friday, November 18, 2005

The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 - The disclosure that a current or former Bush administration official told Bob Woodward of The Washington Post more than two years ago that the wife of a prominent administration critic worked for the C.I.A. threatened Wednesday to prolong a politically damaging leak investigation that the White House had hoped would soon be contained. The revelation left the special prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, grappling with an unexpected new twist - one that he had not uncovered in an exhaustive inquiry - and gave lawyers for I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and the only official charged with a crime, fresh evidence to support his defense. New York Times 11-16-05

Just when you thought things couldn’t get screwier, the New York Times reported on November 16, that longtime Washington Post (another newspaper of record for the ruling elites) investigative reporter, author and shill for the New World Order, Robert Woodard was himself informed by a Bu$h administration official Valerie Plame was a CIA covert operative. Woodard who from his perch as an associate editor for the Washington Post has pooh poohed the whole investigation into who outed Valerie Plame’s status as a covert CIA operative, confessed to his bosses at the Post a Bu$h administration official whom he did not name informed him in June of 2003 that Mrs. Wilson was a CIA agent. This revelation throws the whole Plamegate investigation in turmoil, casting doubt on Fitzgerald’s thoroughness. As you know Special Prosecutor Patrick J Fitzgerald’s investigation led to the indictment of I Lewis “Scooter” Libby Dick Cheney’s aid on charges of lying to the Grand Jury and providing false testimony. The Libby indictment was another nail in the coffin of a Bu$h administration that is steadily losing credibility and experiencing plummeting approval ratings. Bu$h only has an approval rating of thirty- five per cent (no one knows who these people are). What this means is the vast majority of AmeriKKKans think Bu$H is dishonest, inept and they are anxious about he way the country is headed. This latest fiasco merely points out just how disingenuous and roguish Beltway politics are. Robert Woodard gained national fame when he and his partner Carl Bernstein followed up on the little covered (at the time) break-in at the Democratic Party’s National Headquarters in the Watergate Apartment complex in Washington D.C. Their diligent and relentless probing lead to the Nixon administration’s attempt to cover up their bungling “dirty tricks” which subsequently lead to Nixon resigning rather than face eminent impeachment by the House and Senate. Bernstein and Woodard became household names, there was even a motion picture made of them. Woodard went on to write best selling books gain insider status in several administrations and become a Washington Post editor, media commentator and a popular icon on the speaking circuit. Now it seems he is involved in some way with this whole Plame case.
Now we’re expected to believe he knew over two years ago Valerie Plame was a CIA operative since he was told by a member of the Bu$h administration and he said nothing until just a few days ago!? For a media icon like Woodard to suddenly get dragged into this case, makes me think something is very fishy. By his entrance into the controversy, Woodard becomes lighting rod for freedom of the press and confidentiality issues. His involvement provides a distraction that gets ths the Bu$h administration temporarily off the hook and out of the spotlight (until their next fiasco) but it may have an adverse impact on Fitzgerald’s case, at least in the public’s mind. The Bu$h administration is on the offensive attempting to win back its defecting core base of fascist dolts and religious fanatics by crassly defending the indefensible, their illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq by saying his critics are rewriting history!? The Plame case is really about the lies Bu$h and people in the corporate media like Judith Miller and Robert Woodard used to dupe the spineless ad compliant money grubbers in Congress to go along with Bu$h’s imperial overreach. The fact Saddam Hussein had no WMD and the Downing Street memos reveal Bu$h lied, the fact the occupation and setting up of a puppet government in Iraq are not going well have caused even the most comatose AmeriKKKans to rethink their opinions abut Bu$h. The fact the US economy (which doesn’t get nearly the attention and analysis it should in the corporate mind control apparatus) is not doing well from a wage earner’s perspective; the fact Bu$h is trying to privatize Social Security and do away with all New Deal social welfare programs while giving his super rich buddies no bid contracts and massive tax breaks dos not sit will with the average AmeriKKKan no matter how uninformed they may be about politics. All these factors have resulted in Bu$h’s approval ratings goig down the toilet. Keep an eye on the Woodard development, it may be a red herring. Already I’ve seen posts stating Plamegate is “an attack on freedom of the press”. It may be a diversion using Robert Woodard who was canonized as an icon for “journalistic integrity” in the ‘70's but who in recent years has been a shill for the New World Order and whose newspaper, the Washington Post, uncritically supports Bu$h’s NeoCon agenda to take distract attention from the administration’s sagging performance and polls. Or it may signal more evidence of Bu$h administration and media collusion to dupe the nation into war. Keep your eyes on this in the coming days, week and months.



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