Thursday, April 06, 2006

Libby says the buck stops there. What does the right say?

I can't resist. Sometimes the entertainment value of reading the Free Republic on a day like this is just too much to pass up.

On the story that Bush and Cheney fed Scooter Libby the classified information that resulted in the "outing" of CIA agent, Valerie Plame, I just had to go see what was happening. Pam is on vacation and she usually does this, so, in the interest of keeping everyone informed, here are some of the actual Freeper quotes from the comments section when they posted the story:

It is not a leak if the President OK'd it.

BUSH HAS EVERY RIGHT AS CIC AND PRESIDENT TO RELEASE ANY INTEL INFO HE SEES AS NECESSARY. Notice NO connection to anything having to do with Libby or his indictment!!!

Hey, bozos!If Bush authorized it, it AINT A LEAK. Get it, it IS NOT ILLEGAL! Take that, Fitz-boy.

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life... I guess no one told them.

Bush should have told him to jump off a bridge.

The looney left will love this. Never mind that it deosn't mean anything.

Yes, the left will go bonkers -- get ready for the death of 1000 trees to make all the paper for the front pages --- :-)

Sloppy, bias reporting by every MSM site and station there is, including FOX. The title's are total misrepresentations of fact when they use the word "leak".

I have a number of bones of contention with Bush, but this is asinine to the nth degree.

Agreed. They make it sound as if Bush knew all along who the "leaker" was and was just putting on a show.

Someone got banned already today for posting this story. Good luck. (emphasis mine)

Obviously Libby is lying to save his own butt... President Bush said himself he isn't involved, and I believe him.

How do you get from "President Bush declassified parts of the NIH (National Intelligence Estimate) relating to Iraq" all the way to "Libby revealed Valerie Plame's CIA identity"?

It has to do with the administration releasing information in order to defend itself against the scurrilous lies of Joe Wilson. The information was not classified and was released with approval of the president for that purpose.It' nothing but a wet dream for the left and another weekend of talking about a non-story story about alleged illegal activities that never happened.
Banned, for quoting an AP wireservice story? Wow.

Despite the fact that this is actually a BIG story it managed to get fairly well buried. I'd like to give you the quotes from Little Green Footballs, but well, they were pretty tied up with a story that Hamas Hates Bellydancing.

Now... back to regular programming.

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