Party Over Country

There have been some who doubted that the Bush administration operates to benefit The Party rather than the country. The latest news in the scandal over the “outing” of a covert CIA agent will show them they have been wrong about that. This story, Bush Administration Is Focus of Inquiry (washingtonpost.com) reveals that “two top White House officials” outed an undercover agent whose job was to stop weapons of mass destruction from coming into the U.S. They did this because her husband had embarrassed Bush by revealing that his claim that Iraq was close to having nukes was a lie.:

“Yesterday, a senior administration official said that before Novak’s column ran, two top White House officials called at least six Washington journalists and disclosed the identity and occupation of Wilson’s wife. Wilson had just revealed that the CIA had sent him to Niger last year to look into the uranium claim and that he had found no evidence to back up the charge. Wilson’s account touched off a political fracas over Bush’s use of intelligence as he made the case for attacking Iraq.

“Clearly, it was meant purely and simply for revenge,” the senior official said of the alleged leak.

Sources familiar with the conversations said the leakers were seeking to undercut Wilson’s credibility. “

The investigation — if The Party doesn’t block it — might reveal how many of her foreign contacts have been imprisoned or executed as a result of this leak. It might reveal how many WMD purchases occurred because of this leak.

However, The Party controls the White House, the Congress, the Justice Department, much of the Federal Court System, and almost all other agencies of our government that might otherwise be able to bring some oversight and accountability — and the press has mostly ignored what has been going on — and they have been successful at blocking every investigation, even things as big as investigations of intelligence failures that led to 9/11. Let me repeat that: The Party has successfully blocked every inquiry into possibly unethical or criminal or other embarrassing activities. They have operated with absolute impunity. Even things as small as an inquiry into who met with Cheney’s energy task force (remember how they forced public the records of Hillary’s health care task force?) Even investigations of Bush’s insider trading at Harken Oil, and the cover-up by his father’s SEC. Even of their involvement with Enron. Even of the no-bid contracts awarded to contributors and cronies. Even of Cheney’s continuing ties to Haliburton. Even of their hiring of felons, convicted of crimes of subverting our government. This list could go on and on…

Party over country. This time, absolute proof.

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