t r u t h o u t | 03.07
Congress Says Prepared to Act in Plame Affair
Wed Mar 7, 2007 13:13
 

 
t r u t h o u t | 03.07

Congress Says Prepared to Act in Plame Affair
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707A.shtml
Aides to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Congressman John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said they were engaged in discussions Tuesday about the possibility of holding immediate hearings and subpoenaing Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to provide details of his nearly four-year-old investigation, and the evidence he obtained regarding the role Vice President Dick Cheney and other White House officials played in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson.

Keith Olbermann | Joseph Wilson: Time for Bush/Cheney to Come Clean
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707B.shtml
In his first live interview since the guilty verdicts in the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former ambassador Joseph Wilson told Keith Olbermann it's now time for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to be honest with the American public about their roles in the outing of his wife, CIA Operative Valerie Plame.

Fired US Prosecutors Felt Threatened by Republican Lawmakers
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707C.shtml
Thomas D. Williams reports that four US attorneys testified before Congress Tuesday that they believed they were forced to resign for improper reasons. An email from one of the US attorneys, Arkansas's Bud Cummins, was offered by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, as potential Congressional evidence of alleged improper warnings of retribution by high Justice Department officials.

Tom Engelhardt | Hostages to Policy
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707D.shtml
Tom Engelhardt reviews what we know about waste and war in Iraq.

Liar in the White House
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707E.shtml
In a massive new blow to the credibility of the White House, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff Lewis Libby has been convicted of obstruction of justice, perjury and lying to the FBI during the investigation into the leaking of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

New York Times | The Wider Shame of Walter Reed
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707F.shtml
The editors of the New York Times write: "It is impossible not to feel fury at the shameful neglect of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed’s outpatient facilities, just a few miles from an oblivious and neglectful White House. There is plenty of blame to go around. But the fundamental responsibility rests with the president and his former defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, who stubbornly insisted on going to war without sufficient resources — and then sought to hide the costs of their disastrous mistakes from the American public."

Live With a Nuclear Iran or Strike?
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707G.shtml
Laurent Zecchini details the thinking of Israel's main strategic institute's Iran expert, while Marie-Claude Decamps reports from the holy city of Qom on the Ayatollahs' deep dissatisfaction with President Ahmadinejad's policies.

E-Voting on Trial in Columbus, Ohio: The Squire Case
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707H.shtml
The Squire v. Geer case is more than just a mere election challenge lawsuit; the reliability of electronic voting was on trial last week in a small courtroom in Franklin County, Ohio. Voting rights activists see the issues before the court as going to the heart of democracy itself, and whether or not election results obtained through the computerized voting machines can be trusted.

VIDEO: Keith Olbermann | Joe Wilson: Time for Bush/Cheney to Come Clean
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030707B.shtml
In his first live interview since the guilty verdicts in the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former ambassador Joseph Wilson told Keith Olbermann it's now time for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to be honest with the American public about their roles in the outing of his wife, CIA Operative Valerie Plame.


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