What Were We Thinking?

This story, Leaker May Remain Elusive, Bush Suggests:

“President Bush said on Tuesday that he was not sure whether the Justice Department would determine who disclosed the identity of an undercover C.I.A. officer to journalists, but he pledged to provide investigators with “everything we know.”

For a few minutes last week some of us thought maybe this time would be different. Maybe this time the press would get involved. Maybe this time a Bush crime would be exposed. Maybe this time there might be an honest investigation. Maybe this time something they had done would “stick” and the public would demand answers.

I mean, this was SERIOUS SHIT. The Party actually outed an undercover agent working to stop WMDs, as revenge for criticizing The Party. Serious consequences – the possibility of dead informants and agents, exposure of the network of companies and other covers the CIA used, and, of course, most importantly the WMD she was trying to stop now able to find other ways into the hands of those who would use them against us. Can’t get much simpler and clearer than that.

What were we thinking?

The press was only waiting for The Party to feed them their new line — there are lots of leaks, mushy liberals and the press are usually the culprits, and the President wants to stop these terrible leaks. The headline of today’s story in the San Jose News, for example, presents Bush as the hero of the whole affair and the press as the bad guy: “Bush eager to find leaker“:

Bush said he is eager to discover the identity of those who disclosed the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame, who is married to former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a prominent critic on Bush’s Iraq policy. . .

Bush said, “Everything we know, the investigators will find out,” but he told reporters: “I have no idea whether we’ll find out who the leaker is — partially because, in all due respect to your profession — you do a very good job of protecting the leakers.”

What were we thinking? The system isn’t going to stop them because they ARE the system now. The Supreme Court is the system, and the Supreme Court put The Party in total control of all of the branches of our government. The Justice Department isn’t going to investigate this – the Justice Department gave them a day’s warning that they are going to ask for documents. The FBI is little more than the investigative branch of The Party – they’re the ones who put all their resources into investigating Clinton instead of al-Queda. The Courts are now dominated by Federalist Society drones. The Congress refuses to look into this, but the Congress is run by The Party. And the press…

See the forest – these are the people who marketed tobacco to our kids. They are GOOD AT THIS. They convinced people to kill themselves and blame themselves for it, but first to hand over their money to them.

It’s over. It’s not just over but it was OUR FAULT and THEY ARE THE HEROS.