Monday, October 03, 2005

King Dick and Cardinal Scooter

Scooter Libby sports the name of a child and has the relatively innocuous title of Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff and Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, but he is really the second most powerful man in the United States, and thus the second most powerful man in the world (I don't count the Alcoholic-in-Chief). He is the architect of the web of lies which led to the attack on Iraq, and the sole connecting link between:

  1. Dick Cheney;

  2. the hard-liners in the Pentagon (he co-wrote the infamous draft of the 'Defense Planning Guidance' with Wolfowitz for then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in 1992, the document that was so radical that Bush I had to pretend it didn't exist);

  3. the PNAC/neo-con crowd (a founding member of PNAC, Libby was also a participant in the 2000 report "Rebuilding America's Defenses - Strategy, Forces, and Resources for a New Century", which has been the blueprint of the Bush Administration);

  4. the Israeli/Zionist lobby;

  5. the Office of Special Plans, set up specifically to build the lying basis for the attack on Iraq (Feith ran it, but it was Libby's baby); and

  6. the Sulzberger/Miller lying machine known as the New York Times, an institution which has peculiarly turned itself inside-out on this particular matter.

We know from all the far-fetched stories told about the waiver that Libby gave to Miller, and his ridiculous claim to be surprised that Miller was in jail due to Libby, that they are all lying about this whole matter. Allowing Miller to testify, after making sure that she wouldn't, means that the Bush Administration has decided to at least risk Libby's White House career. Who are you protecting when you decide to risk the career of the second-most powerful man in the world? As whatreallyhappened wrote in a comment on October 2:

"We've known for months that Libby was a leaker. Miller was/is protecting someone higher up, and there ain't much higher to go here."

The logic is inescapable. They have to be protecting the most powerful man in the world, and the next President of the United States, Dick Cheney. The United States is essentially an absolute monarchy, run by King Dick I, and Scooter is his Cardinal Richelieu. It was Cheney who was personally embarrassed by Joe Wilson's revelations, and Cheney who would have precipitated the criminal conspiracy to out Valerie Plame, a conspiracy run by his right-hand man, Scooter Libby. Fitzgerald can hardly take down Cheney, but he can go a long way to ensuring that Jeb is the next President.