The outing of Valerie Plame. This week could well herald indictments, most likely against Rove and Libby (but possibly against Cheney, as well). And folks, it all leads back to the Downing Street Memo, too.
The timeline has been covered in depth. The details, the who's who, the journalistic issues, Judy Miller.
Why? Simple...Plame's husband found contradictory evidence to the stated reasoning for the Iraq invasion. He discovered that assertations made even in the State of the Union address were complete bullshit. For retaliation, his wife was compromised.
The right dismisses the whole sordid affair. All the while, Patrick Fitzgerald forges on, investigating what may be the most important criminal case in American history.
We may stand witness to a definitive American moment of democracy. The son of a New York doorman probably has in his hands, in many ways, the fate of the republic. Because far too many of us know and are aware of the crimes committed by our government in our name, we are unlikely to settle for a handful of minor indictments of bureaucrats. The last thing most of us believe in is the rule of law. We do not trust our government or the people we have elected but our constitution is still very much alive and we choose to believe that destiny has placed Patrick Fitzgerald at this time and this place in our history to save us from the people we elected. If the law cannot get to the truth of what has happened to the American people under the Bush administration, then we all may begin to hear the early death rattles of history’s greatest democracy.
What happens next? Stay tuned...it may end with no indictments, but personally I think there is going to be a very big shakeup in the White House this week. Interestingly, given that perjury was considered by Republicans to be a major crime in the Clinton days, some figure it's just a "technicality". But perjury and obstruction of the probe are very valid avenues of investigation, and if you think about it logically you'll see that someone would only perjure or obstruct if they had something to hide...right? Makes sense to me.
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