So as we all know by now, Scooter got the smackdown today for obstruction of justice, making false statements (2 counts), and perjury (2 counts). Where's the charge for leaking classified information? Isn't that the most egregious offense here?
Doughboy is still under investigation. Perhaps Fitz is saving the tastiest nugget for him? Ray of light? Or Doughboy selling out to protect his ass?
And on that note, I want to know what role this "Official A" is going to play going forward. According to unnamed sources within the Bush administration, Official A is none other than Doughboy himself.
But is this Official A going to get it? Or what?
Lest we forget:
"These are very serious charges," said Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate minority leader. "They suggest that a senior White House aide put politics ahead of our national security and the rule of law. This case is bigger than the leak of highly classified information. It is about how the Bush White House manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to bolster its case for the war in Iraq and to discredit anyone who dared to challenge the president."
And while Dubya sticks to the talking points today, his evil character-assasination task force was in full swing, apparently trying to build its case:
As recently as the last few days, F.B.I. agents questioned neighbors of the Wilsons in northwest Washington, seeking to determine whether it was commonly known that she was a C.I.A. officer, a person involved in the case said. Ms. Wilson sometimes has been known by her maiden name, Valerie Plame.
Mr. Wilson learned of the indictment while at his home today. "If a crime was committed, it was a crime committed against the country," he said. "It's not about whether I'm vindicated or whether Valerie is vindicated, because this crime was not committed against us."
Amen, brother. Amen. Don't forget, people. Dubya and his cronies played us. And now 2,000 dead soldiers later, I'm hoping this is the beginning of payback time.
Time will tell.
(photo credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times)