Not Just Liberal Conjecture Anymore...
ƒcThe conviction of I. 'Scooter' Lewis Libby set history on it's proper course in documenting the Criminality of George W. Bush. No longer conjecture or speculation on the part of Liberals, pen has been set to paper and this is just the beginning because he no longer has a congress that is willing to white-wash over his illegalities.
Following less than a week after
Rove thru Scooter under the bus, we are informed that the FBI ( Federal Bureau of Incompetence) has violated all kinds of laws set up by the Patriot Act. I'm sure the WingNuts are all still in a state of denial, as usual, but should likely see that there are Republicans as well as Democrats expressing outrage at this latest revelation of the Criminality of Bush. Abu Gonzales has caught some much needed flak from some Republicans this week for the firing of the US Attorneys. Republicans Domenici and Wilson have been caught up in a possible obstruction charge in that scandal and face investigations.
It is a sad state of affairs that the rule of law has been replaced by the rule of
hubris and incompetence. Instead of making this country safer, Bush has created a mess that even his daddy can't fix this time. It is looking more and more like the little cowboy was right when he said this mess would be waiting for the next administration to clean up. Kinda makes me want to vote Republican just so they, the Republicans who enabled the NeoCons are the ones to shoulder the responsibility for cleaning up what the little cowboy broke... Well... Maybe not... They would probably just continue to screw things up...
Report Details Missteps in Data Collection
By R. Jeffrey Smith [ ]
Over a three-year period ending in 2005, the FBI collected intimate information about the lives of a population roughly the size of Bethesda's -- 52,000 -- and stored it in an intelligence database accessible to about 12,000 federal, state and local law enforcement authorities and to certain foreign governments.
The FBI did so without systematically retaining evidence that its data collection was legal, without ensuring that all the data it obtained matched its needs or requests, without correctly tallying and reporting its efforts to Congress, and without ferreting out all of its abuses and reporting them to an intelligence oversight board.
"We believe," the
inspector general's office said in a summary of whether and how often the tool might have jeopardized the privacy of U.S. residents, "that a significant number of NSL-related violations are not being identified or reported by the FBI."
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New York Times
Justice Department Says F.B.I. Misused Patriot Act
By DAVID JOHNSTON and ERIC LIPTON [ ]
Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, called a news conference today to accept responsibility for the lapses, and to pledge his best efforts to see that they are not repeated.
"How could this happen?" Mr. Mueller asked rhetorically. "Who is to be held accountable? And the answer to that is,
I am to be held accountable."
Details of the inspector general’s report emerged on Thursday, a day ahead of its formal publication, as Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and other officials struggled to tamp down a Congressional uproar over another issue, the ouster of eight United States attorneys.
Mr. Gonzales told Democratic and Republican senators that the Justice Department would drop its opposition to a change in a one-year-old rule for replacing federal prosecutors, senators and Justice Department officials said.
Mr. Gonzales offered the concession at a private meeting on Capitol Hill with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Gonzales also agreed to let the panel question Justice Department officials involved in the removals, Congressional aides said. The officials would testify voluntarily without subpoena.
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