I love the smell of indictments in the morning. Now, finally, the Republican deceit begins to be exposed.
The significance of I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby’s indictment goes far beyond the already serious implications of a regime willing to breach national security. Questions will now be asked. Why were the Republicans so desperate to ’out’ someone that contradicted them on their evidence of WMD in Iraq? Surely if the evidence was compelling any dissent would be refuted by its certainty. This goes far beyond retribution and the vindictive nature of conservative politics. This goes straight to the heart of the monumental blunder that was the invasion of Iraq.
I predict that this is just the beginning. Karl Rove is in continuing legal jeopardy. There are some serious questions facing Dick Cheney. The president is looking like a ventriloquist’s puppet minus the guiding hands. With the Republican party showing all the symptoms of a dying beast, I think that we're going to see the light of truth shone upon the bleached bones of further skeletons residing in the dark, dark recesses of the Republican closet.
And what an amazing character Patrick Fitzgerald appears to be. There was no grandstanding, no hyperbole; he conducted himself throughout his investigation with dignity and intelligence. He evokes images analogous to Atticus Finch.
A happy Fitzmas to all.