A View From The Handbasket

Friday, October 28, 2005
Merry Fitzmas
Posted by neros_fiddle at 3:40 PM
Quick reactions to the Libby indictment:

- Whether or not outing Plame was a crime, and whether or not that crime was committed, is completely irrelevant to this indictment. Libby has been indicted for lying to the grand jury, and it's not just a little lie -- it's a whopper.

- According to Fitzgerald, there are no indictments specifically on the Plame charge because Libby lied. This is important. Fitzgerald is, at least to an extent, saying that he is unable to bring charges because he did not get accurate information from Libby. This might be a strategy.

- I wouldn't put any money on Rove (much less Cheney) getting indicted. The case is effectively done. But the whole White House has been tarred by this.

- Who the bloody hell is "Official A"? He might be the 21st century Deep Throat, except on the other side.

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