Friday, February 02, 2007

Did Dick Cheney Set the President Up?


One fun thing about having a blog is the ability to speculate on stuff the news services don't have the chance to go near. I know many Americans are too busy following Paris Hilton from one nightclub to the next, but this Scooter Libby trial has been minimized to death. The Right Wing conservatives are trying to paint Libby as a minor player facing a minor charge but the real story is the glimpse we've gotten at the incredibly sleazy inner-workings of the White House.

One thing that is becoming clear is that Dick Cheney should have been indicted along with Libby and unless some pardon comes down in a timely manner, that could still happen.

Everyone knows the VP is the consummate Washington survivor. Even Donald Rumsfeld was thrown under the bus before Cheney was, and Rumsfeld's whole career was about surviving in the corridors of power.

That brings me to this curious note. You can click on it to read it better. Cheney is responding to Libby's fears that he is being set up and Cheney writes "the Pres" and then crosses it out. Now, he didn't cross it out in a way where you can't read it, and he didn't write the words that replaced "the Pres" over the top of them. No, he continued on writing the sentence, leaving "the Pres" there to be found later if the situation ever got to this. That's a curious thing.

Most analysis I've read implies that he accidentally implicated the President here, but there remains another theory. Sure, President Bush is probably involved in the Valerie Plame case, but how would Dick Cheney prove it if he got tossed? Cheney could have written this note deliberately to set up the President - to make sure the President knew he couldn't scapegoat Cheney himself. This note could be a little message to Junior: "If I go down, you're going down too, so you better not let this Scooter Libby thing go that far." That's what those two words "the Pres" could really mean.

Of course anyone who would do that would have to be an expert in Washington politics to think that far ahead. He'd also have to be a major prick with a relentless mean streak and an evil coniving mind. See what I mean? It fits Dick Cheney perfectly. It's everything we know about him rolled into one big fat blob.

12 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous butch said...

This bears repeating from below:

As for Libby, no one outside of Washington had ever even heard of him before the Plame case. That being said, I do agree with you that Obstruction of Justice is a very serious charge. Serious enough that President Clinton was fined $300,000 and disbarred for it. What?! You mean you forgot that the former President of the United States was charged and found guilty of the exact same charge that this low-level lackey of the Bush Administration is being accused of? But it is THIS administration you label as "criminal"? Comedy writing at its best. Merry Fitzmas.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Of course hardly anybody knew Scooter Libby before this. Nobody knew Nixon's men either. You remember that movie don't you? "All the President's Men".
Calling the VP's chief of staff a low-level lackey is the real comedy here, Butch. Even Dick Cheney would laugh at that, and he rarely laughs at anything.

 
At 2:22 PM, Anonymous butch said...

I'm not saying he was a secretary, but to insinuate he is some uber important figure in the Administration is just as ridiculous. He's a staff member, nothing more or less.

My main point, however, is that you are trying to blow this into some collossal instance of crime and corruption, when the exact same offense was committed by the POTUS in the previous administration, and it was downplayed as trivial. So, adjust your siezmograph accordingly. Same crime - in one instance committed by the President, in the next committed by a VP's chief of staff. That is how 'big' this scandal is, no matter how much you and the lefties in the press try to exploit it. No one cares.

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

It's about Scooter. It's about Bush and Cheney. Scooter is the Fall Guy.

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

"He's a staff member, nothing more or less." Butch, I like you and I appreciate your contributions here. That's why I am concerned that you'd take this approach. It's borderline ridiculous to equate Libby to just another staff member. I found this from a USA Today article. Note the quote from Mary Matalin, another conservative who I like despite everything:

As Vice President Cheney's chief of staff and national security adviser since 2001, he has been involved in almost every important decision made by the Bush administration.

"He does for the vice president what the vice president does for President Bush," says Mary Matalin, a former counselor to Cheney.

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous butch said...

Bill, feel the love as well. That's why I post here.

However, just because he advised the VP does not elevate this to a Nixonian scandal. I know you truly WANT to believe this entire administration is a bunch of criminals, but is simply aint gonna happen. Libby, even IF convicted, will be long forgotten faster than you can say "James McDougal." He is simply not consequential from an historical standpoint. Hell, history has already forgotten Bill Clinton's purgery and he was the friggin' POTUS. This whole shebang is simply not important to anyone but the most vitriolic Bush-haters still praying for an impeachment hearing.

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous butch said...

Oh...and by the way: You are as right on this issue as you were on the Brandon Roy v. Adam Morrison one. nyah nayah :)

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

It wasn't Brandon Roy instead of Adam Morrison. We could have had both. It was LaMarcus Aldridge instead of Adam Morrison.
Two out of three of these players will be at the All-Star game representing the rookies. Guess which one won't? (That's a little unfair. I think LaMarcus deserved to go, but Adam Morrison will definitely be there.

 
At 3:45 AM, Blogger Frank Dufay said...

But it is THIS administration you label as "criminal"? Comedy writing at its best.

Ah, yes, lying about oral sex IS the same as lying about weapons of mass destruction to drag us into war, the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and fiscal insanity.

I wouldn't stick this bumper sticker on my car, but I love the sentiment:

"IMPEACHMENT. It's not just for blow jobs anymore."

 
At 4:23 PM, Anonymous butch said...

Hey Frank, was it "lying about oral sex" that lead to 15 felony convictions?

Besides, if you think it was only about lying about sex, you are either ignorant or don't give a rat's behind about justice and the rule of law. It was about a powerful man trying to undermine a civil lawsuit filed against him. 'Champion of the little guy', eh Frank. That is, until its the 'big guy' in your camp.

 
At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Tenskwatawa said...

If by no other evidence, you can be sure the BushCheney fascist butchers are Hitler-squared set on world conflagration, simply by seeing how intense and extreme butch is, not only to ignore the inferno as stupidly as Baghdad Bob ignored 'the soldiers,' but butch goes even to deny there is smoke.

But there is other evidence. Here's the story -- and I disagree with you, Bill, that massmind media 'cannot touch it;' they sure as hell CAN touch it and carry it any. day. any. place. they. choose; that they don't is war crimes-complicity, not chickensh*ttedness.

The 'deep' backstory is not merely that Plame was 'outed' to indirectly injure Wilson. Plame was outed because she was part and parcel of Brewster Jennings & Associates, and the full intention in it all was to expose the covert work so as to dismantle B.J. BeCAUSE, B.J. was tracking illegal global weapons smuggling and nuclear proliferation, and following the tracks, was finding them going right into the back door of The Fright House. Say again: BushCheney fascism is the world's most active illegal weapons smuggling and nuclear proliferation syndicate. (Oh, and incidentally, Wilson's wife Plame worked at B.J.)

I have been reading the pieces of the case against BushCheney fascism being weapons smugglers and nuclear anti-christs, as Wayne Madsen has assembled them during the last, what?, two years. He compiled them this week into a single presentation, and the link and a taste of that is provided at the bottom of this comment.

Before getting (going back) into it, consider this other story which Madsen has also been advancing, almost single-handedly. The man deserves ten Pulitzers, Sy Hersh-squared. The thread he started pulling on was the Litvinenko plutonium poisoning, about Nov. 1(?), which led into the fascist minotaur's labyrinthe. Circumstances which were converged in that case strongly suggest he was part of (or a red herring for), a BushCheney world-takeover plot to 'nuclear dirty bomb' the US a couple weeks before the election -- Nine-Eleven Op, the Sequel -- blame it on Iran, and postpone, then later cancel, the elections. There are certain and unique elements in real events that actually happened instead, showing the only one who could AND DID foil the plot was Russia's Putin, essentially saving our about-to-be-dirty-bombed US Ass. So, read back in Madsen's archives for the development of that trail of evidence.

Meanwhile, back to live action, (and the reason I interrupted myself on the way to LINKing the Brewster Jennings backstory for the reader), let's look at what's going on today. The characters Litvinenko dealt with and got double-crossed by, are still plotting and active. (When you enter this realm of spy and double-spy and triple-spy, abandon all ideas you might have about who is on whose side and even, what the sides are. At each step, read for yourself, check it out for yourself, think for yourself, and rely on the truth being that which always and only is completely full of human nature behavior. Exactly what butch works to interrupt: your thought process.) Here's what's going on, according to Madsen: Israeli-Russian mafia (which is neither Israel's nor Russia's 'people,' but rather, a rogue group, like US 'mafia' is not US's but a rogue group, soprano 'above' Americans and American law)' anyway, a international arms-smuggling, nuclear-proliferating syndicate Madsen labels as "Russian-Israeli mafia," is actively trying to get Iran to buy nuclear materials and weapons from them, so that Iran has some, (since Iran doesn't), so the materiel is planted on Iran's premises, so that inspectors can find it there, so that Iran can be framed, blamed, and invaded. So far, Iran is the wiser in the dealing, (c'mon, these Middle East cultures wrote the book on haggling prices and trojan gift-horse merchandising), and there's been No Sale -- Iran ain't falling for it. Now, almost, the Russian-Israeli Mafia is down to 'giving nuclear materials away,' and still Iran ain't biting. Last R-I Mafia tactic is to sneak into Iran and plant the poison products in person, yet that's not working, either, because Iran keeps spotting them crossing the border. That, and this stuff glows in the dark and sets off every geiger counter in a ten-mile radius.

One absolute cognizance to grasp and hold onto knowing certain for all you're worth: It ain't Cheney and it ain't Rumsfeld and it sure as rat patooties ain't the cretin POTUS -- it is Poppy. The old man. He's all and everything behind all of this, from FLA2K to Nine-Eleven Op to hanging Hussein in prime time to itching covetously to conquer Iran's oil (second largest supply in the world, after Saudi Arabia). Poppy met Cheney in 1968 when both were freshmen Representatives, and met Rumsfeld shortly later. Poppy met Rove first, conscripted him, and assigned him to babysit cretin-child. And Libby first arrived during Poppy's regime, 1980-88, (and you thought Reagan space-for-brains was president). It really bears reading Tarpley's Bush biography, if you need a program to tell the players -- butch, gag yourself until you've read it, and then gag on what it says about how naively gullible you are, joining your life energies with anti-christ evil.

Okay, the Madsen accounts of Brewster Jennings tracking down Bush fascism (and now you understand that is Poppy Bush fascism), which is THE SINGULAR BIGGEST nuclear proliferation POX on our planet. It's in Madsen's Feb. 1 entries, but as long as you're going there, start back about Jan. 23 and read forward to today's entries. The noteworthy compilation starts like this: February 1, 2007 -- As a follow up to the story below on George W. Bush's senior staff meeting discussing Pakistani nuclear scientist and smuggler A Q Khan, Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and the Turks, it is important to note some of WMR's past articles on the subject of Vice President Dick Cheney's involvement with interests involved in the nuclear black market.
This was reported by WMR on July 31, 2005: "U.S. intelligence insiders have pointed out that the White House is using 'Rovegate' and 'Who in the White House said what to whom?' as a smoke screen to divert attention away from the actual counter-proliferation work Mrs. Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates team were engaged in. ..."

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Tenskwatawa said...

But, noooooo, you say, George Hitler Worker Bush could NEVER mass murder Americans, like he did in Nine-Eleven Op, with a dirty bomb or nerve gas cloud and get away with it, like he did in Nine-Eleven Op, and blame it on an innocent 'other group' he frames for it, like he did in Nine-Eleven Op, and manage to kill off and silence all the knowledgeable and contributing participants who might tell, like he did after Nine-Eleven Op, and keep all discussion out of the mass-mind media and get them to exclusively promote his lying fiction of it ... like he did after Nine-Eleven Op. Oh, nooooooo. He was only ex-head of the CIA-clearanced, and POTUS-privileged, and puppet master daddy of nine-eleven's President 'My Pet Goat' Pinnochio. No, no, he couldn't POSSibly do it again ... bigger.

[nota bene: Notice in what follows, NONE of the information is brought to you by the mass-mind media and ALL of the information is brought to you by single little insignificant bloggers ... and they tell two blogfriends ... and they tell two blogfriends .... BLOG Power. The ONLY personal security from and prosecution against the Bushnazi, is unified consensus spread and built everywhere by word-of-mouth and link-of-blog. Because the ONLY body that the Bushnazi Big Lies cannot infect with falsevirus, is the body politic with eyes wide open and immunized with truth serum. And then, when all your true news is blog news you gather, it doesn't matter what the mass-mind media says, because it sinks with the Bushnazi albatross it tied itself to. It is so vitally important to 'pass it on' and tell who you tell it to, to 'pass it on.' "Vitally important" as in: your and my and our life is at stake.]

Okay, some say, "tin-hats are so stupid, because they believe Nine-Eleven Op was a Bushnazi conspiracy." Recently, a compact presentation popped up proving how stupid a person has to be to believe the official Nine-Eleven Op Legend. ('Legend' is a CIA-code word, meaning: 'The story that was told about the event, and which most people believe.' As opposed to: The facts and the truth. CIA-types make it a point to know the difference and keep it separated.) Okay, this won't take you long, read THIS, blog comment # 9, and scrolling down, read THIS, blog comment # 10. When you are ready to defend the stupid and impossible official Legend, then come on back and say what conspiracy theorists DON'T understand that you DO understand about Nine-Eleven Op, that convinces you and every rational thinking person that the Legend is true. Until then, shut the f**k up unless you want to say you admit, you bit, and you were bamboozled in your beliefs. Hey, everyone did, amnesty's all good.

So. Look at Project Censored's list of the top 25, mass-mind media censored stories last year. Specifically, look at # 25, but it is difficult to get to it, scrolling down, before you see something in # 1-to-# 24 that makes you go Oh.My.Gawwwwd.HayZeus.Eff'ing.Aye.Kee.Ryste.

Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007 -- # 25 US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region
Sources: Upside Down World, October 5, 2005 -- Title: “Fears mount as US opens new military installation in Paraguay”
Five hundred U.S. troops arrived in Paraguay with planes, weapons, and ammunition in July 2005, shortly after the Paraguayan Senate granted U.S. troops immunity from national and International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction. Neighboring countries and human rights organizations are concerned that the massive air base at Mariscal Estigarribia, Paraguay is potential real estate for the U.S. military.
While U.S. and Paraguayan officials vehemently deny ambitions to establish a U.S. military base at Mariscal Estigarribia, the ICC immunity agreement and U.S. counterterrorism training exercises have increased suspicions that the U.S. is building a stronghold in a region that is strategic to resource and military interests.
The Mariscal Estigarribia air base is within 124 miles of Bolivia and Argentina, and 200 miles from Brazil, near the Triple Frontier where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet. Bolivia’s natural gas reserves are the second largest in South America, while the Triple Frontier region is home to the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world’s largest fresh water sources. (See Story #20.)

Okay, next add this 'human interest' (Living Section) side story, (again, it takes awhile to scroll down to, and two or three Bushnazi barf bags for your sinking sickening along the way -- but it was the version I found with the most humor), which you have probably already heard a mass-mind media snippet of, concerning Bushkids drunk as their Pinnochio dad, young buns pattycakes in Patagonia.
BUSH REPORTED TO HAVE PURCHASED 99,000 ACRES IN PARAGUAY -- Why might the president and his family need a 98,840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguayan government? - Wonkette [blogger]
PRENSA LATINA - The land grab project of US President George W. Bush in Chaco, Paraguay, has generated considerable discomfort both politically and environmentally. The news circulating the continent about plans to buy 98,840 acres of land in Chaco, Paraguay, near the Triple Frontier (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay) is the talk of the town in these countries.
Although official sources have not confirmed the information that is already public, the land is reportedly located in Paso de Patria, near Bolivian gas reserves and the Guarani indigenous water region, within the Triple Border. . .
Concern increased last week with the arrival of Bush" daughter, Jenna, and a source from the Physical Planning Department saying that most of the Chaco region belongs to private companies.
STEVE O - It has been reported that George W. Bush has recently purchased a 98,842 acre farm in Northern Paraguay. What on earth does the President of the United States need a 98,000+ acre farm in Northern Paraguay for?
On the surface it looks all very innocent, but let's add the very quiet trip that Jenna Bush made to the country earlier this month in which she met Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte and his family at their official residence. She also met with U.S. Ambassador James Cason. Could it be that our little drunken Jenna is all grown up and playing diplomacy?
Does Bush plan on being charged with something in the future? Does Bush foresee a collapse of the United States and feels a strong need to have a place to cut and run to, or does Bush just need a nice secret little place other than Gitmo where he can send people he doesn't like?


Finally, see, it isn't about whether wily Cheney c.y.a.'ed his note-taking, and thus "set the President up." Although, for the record, Hitler Worker Bush set them ALL up. Here is what it seems to be about: How fast someone who thinks they are on Poppy's team, comes to the realization that every person who has ever been 'on Poppy's team' has been double-crossed, stabbed in the back, and is dead. From the first two, the crew back in the fuselage of the bomber Poppy was piloting when he just. silently. bailed. out. and they died crashlanding blind and sinking in the South Pacific; all the sixty years until the latest two, Pinnochio and Cardiac Arrest. The day Junior and Cheney realize they are going to be bumped off -- they know too much -- long before they ever see one scintilla of a centavo of the booty, and his 'team' turns on him, is the day it is all over for Poppy Hitler Worker. Not before. Not one minute before. Especially in Chapter 18 of Tarpley's 'Bush Biography,' read how anti-christ faced the TV cameras and said, "oh, no, we are not selling TOW missiles to Iran and diverting the profits to arm and operate Contras militarism, in exact violation of Boland's Act of Congress prohibition,' and then goes in the back room behind the blue drape and sells TOW missiles to Iran and diverts the profits into Contras murdering tens of thousands of innocent civilians -- "those people," Babs Bush calls them / us -- in exact violation of an Act of Congress and the rule of law.

The thing is, Cheney, and even Junior Juicehead, is smart enough to see it coming and realize they have to double-cross Poppy before they get double-crossed dead first ... if only someone sets them thinking in that direction by pointing out the obvious to them ... if only enough blogs pass it on ... until everyone knows ... even Friends of Cheney and Pinnochio.

 

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