BUSH AND ENTER THE "GUESS HOW MANY INDICTMENTS"Sun Oct 23, 2005 20:05220.127.116.11
IMPEACH BUSH AND ENTER THE "GUESS HOW MANY INDICTMENTS" POOL
As always we feature the action link first, this one to call for
impeachment of George Bush
There is a storm of historic proportions headed for the United
States, one that will make Hurricane Wilma (also en route) look
like a small splash in the pond by comparison. It's been building
and gathering strength in the increasingly hot waters of the
Special Counsel's office for almost two years, and in a matter of
days it may lay waste to the entire political infrastructure of
Washington, D.C., from one end to the other.
We start with the understanding that the crime of the century (so
far) has taken place in Iraq. Lies and forged evidence duped the
American people into waging preemptive war against a country that
posed no threat to us -- all for the cynical and greedy purpose of
enriching a handful of the Bush administration's closest cronies.
In the process, over 100,000 people have been senselessly murdered
and maimed, including many thousands of our own service people.
Hundreds of billions of dollars have been looted from the
treasuries of two countries, mostly our own. Even worse, many
believe that the attack of 9/11 was not only foreseen by the inner
circle of our government, but that orders for a deliberate "stand-
down" allowed it to occur. Why? So that the horrific resulting
tragedy would justify all that followed.
The magnitude of these crimes is so monumental that their
perpetrators were obsessed with suppressing any evidence of it.
They ruthlessly smeared all critics, purging and intimidating any
dissenting voices. For them the treasonous acts of exposing (and
thereby destroying) one of our most critical intelligence assets
(a front company secretly working to prevent the spread of WMDs),
were just another day's collateral damage. Having lied
successfully for so long, having corrupted their mainstream
corporate media lap dogs, and having made eunuchs of many in the
"opposition" party, they considered themselves unassailable.
Such arrogance has seldom been equaled.
What they did not count on was Patrick Fitzgerald. The letter
which appointed him as Special Counsel granted to him the
"authority of the Attorney General . . . independent of the
supervision or control of any officer of the Department."
Careful to confirm the extent of his mandate, he further inquired
and was advised that
"[It] is plenary and includes the authority to investigate and
prosecute violations of any federal criminal laws related to the
underlying alleged unauthorized disclosure, as well as federal
crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere
with, your investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice,
destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; to conduct
appeals arising out of the matter being investigated and/or
prosecuted . . ."
"Plenary" means "absolute and unqualified." In a word,
Fitzgerald has all the power of the attorney general, the top law
enforcement officer of the federal government himself, to pursue
the facts wherever they may lead. It therefore appears he now
possesses his own authority, and cannot be legally removed from
his position, even by Bush. He has his own operating budget too,
direct from the GAO.
For the criminal purposes of the Bush administration, Patrick
Fitzgerald is their worst nightmare come true. He is a career
prosecutor with a reputation for being not only "frighteningly"
brilliant but fearless, and with a driving passion for determining
the truth, their most mortal enemy. Indeed, the fastest way to
get Fitzgerald's fur up is to try to lie to him as a witness.
See, he's a workaholic already, and liars just make him work
harder. And if you've committed a federal crime like maybe . . .
oh gee, maybe like perjury . . . says an old attorney friend,
"Pat Fitzgerald's gonna get ya." Oh, and did we mention that
he always goes for the person at the top of the conspiracy?
For those who are still trying to get their minds around the
possible indictment of Rove and Libby, now a near certainty,
consider that no one in the Bush camp is capable of telling the
truth under any circumstances. As for Bush himself, one of his
Harvard Business School professors said that Dubya was "famous"
in his class for being a "pathological" liar. Bush has known
all along who the leakers were, and he's been lying all along.
Fitzgerald interviewed Bush for over an hour, and it's unlikely
that he told the truth in any respect. Bad move, George. Fitzie
don't play that.
But wait, you say; that interview wasn't under oath. Try telling
that to Martha Stewart who just got out of prison from her
conviction for deceiving an investigator. Likewise with Dick
Cheney. Even if two of his bag men had not cut deals with
Fitzgerald already. And as for those who did testify untruthfully
to the grand jury under oath, ask Li'l Kim what heinous lie she
told to keep her in federal prison for a year. All she did was
deny that she knew somebody that she did, in fact, know.
So let's put it together. We have a president who seems unable to
tell the truth. We have an independent prosecutor of immaculate
integrity who will not tolerate a lie. The INESCAPABLE conclusion
is that Bush will be indicted, along with each and every member of
his administration who participated in this. There has been talk
on the web of 22 indictments. Rove and Libby -- (that's two), add
two for Hannah and Wurmser (already cooperating but not given
immunity), plus Bush and Cheney -- that gets us up to six . . .
why don't we just say conservatively for the purposes of the pool
that 12 people will be indicted.
Besides perjury (and false statements), Fitzgerald has conspiracy
and obstruction of justice to pick from as well, and those are
just a couple of the technical crimes. Remember that he has the
authority to pursue this investigation wherever it leads, and he
is driven to do just that. He was born for this. Among other
things, he requested from the Italian authorities the files on the
forging of the Niger documents themselves. That was what Joe
Wilson's trip was all about. And why they were so compelled to
"out" his wife in the first place in their clumsy attempt to
discredit him. What do you think the chances are that the most
zealous prosecutor they could have appointed won't get to the
bottom of that one, too? He may even expose what really happened
on 9/11. Wouldn't that be the "coup de grace"?
So what happens next? What happens if Bush tries to preemptively
pardon everyone, INCLUDING himself? Even Nixon wasn't that
shameless. But don't put it past Bush to trigger the greatest
constitutional crisis of all time. There are a couple of wrinkles
involved here, beyond even the public outroar that would result.
The constitution states that the president has the power to pardon
"except in Cases of Impeachment." That's why it is important
that you act now to demand the impeachment of Bush for all the
high crimes and misdemeanors that he has committed already. In
the end it may be the only way to restrain him.
TAKE ACTION NOW AT http://www.millionphonemarch.com/impeach.htm
If Bush tries to pardon himself AND cling to power, expect winds
of historic intensity for change. And in the center of it all
there will be a vacuum of power. For those politicians who have
shown no courage so far, this will be their last chance! Don't be
surprised to see the conspirators running to Roberts, their latest
crony appointment, to try to find a way out. And eternal shame on
any member of the senate who lets that one slide without demanding
each and every document that could help reveal the truth.
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