Investigate, Impeach and Indict? (March 12, 2007)
The I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial and conviction for lying and obstruction of justice provided a glimpse into the corruption and dishonesty in Washington. The denouement–Bush will pardon him. Congress should continue investigating the goings-on over the last seven years. The statements regarding the firing and hiring of U.S. Attorneys are at least unethical if not illegal. U.S. Attorneys are senior partners of the world’s largest and most powerful law firm and can inflict great violence and grief on the public. In addition, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is an “on deck circle” if not the “batter’s box” for federal judgeships. Capture the Offices and control the Judiciary.
Now may be the time for the House of Representatives to consider holding hearings regarding the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. A prosecutor (or independent prosecutor) should investigate and consider indicting Bush, Cheney, Rove, Gonzalez and others. Lying is perjury. Lying to obstruct justice is obstruction of justice. [See the e-ssay dated February 20, 2006 entitled “Perjury, the American Way”]. Using the passive voice (“Mistake were made.”) is usually an admission that one is actively involved in creating the mistakes. Enough is enough; more than enough is enough. Nixon should have been held accountable for Watergate; Reagan should have been accountable for Iran-Contra. The situation in the world will get worse over the next 22 months under the best of circumstances. However, the rate of deterioration can be slowed by purposeful action. Cleaning house now is critical.
Halliburton, Cheney’s old company, is now fleeing the ship, the good ship United States. The company is cutting and running and will be able to avoid paying what few taxes it is currently paying. In addition, the company can hide assets and dodge any recoupment efforts for its overbilling of and fraud upon the United States taxpayer. [See the e-ssay dated April 11, 2005 entitled “The ‘Ownership State’ and ‘Bush, Inc.'”].
Bumper stickers of the week:
Blind Faith In Bad Leaders
Is Not Patriotism
I Never Thought I’d Miss John Mitchell