Friday, February 10, 2006

Big NON Story

Just so everyone doesn't think that we're too busy trying to fix our computer to respond to various crap from our resident left wingers - From Shady in the comments section:
  • According to sources with firsthand knowledge, Cheney authorized Libby to release additional classified information, including details of the NIE, to defend the administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case for war.

This is quoted from an article titled "Libby: White House 'Superiors' OK'd Leaks" in the National Journal. What the National Journal and the AP wire didn't bother to do was check any of the facts of the case again. You think they'd learn. From PowerLine.com:

  • The NIE has been declassified since the summer of 2003, and we have quoted from it many times since then. These proceedings from the House of Representatives show that the NIE had been declassified no later than July 21, 2003. So it's not exactly a mystery whether "that happened in this instance." There are only two alternatives here: either AP reporters are too lazy to spend 30 seconds on Google to educate themselves as to what happened during the ancient history of 2003, or they write articles that are deliberately misleading.

Oops. Nothing to see folks. Move along. What we have here is another example of a media meltdown. They can't stop Bush in elections, they can't stop the war and they can't stop his court nominees. So they drum up whatever BS they can in a desperate attempt to influence the November elections. So sorry again Shady, but you're listening to the ramblings of a dying dinosaur.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop crying about the casualties in Iraq. They are all volunteers. They chose that way of life. If you sign up for the military for that free college money, uncle sam will want something in return. IT was your choice live or die with it!

2/10/2006 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That has nothing to do with the thread.

2/10/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/10/2006 11:02:29 AM
You are a real HAND-JOB!!

2/10/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Bush*Whacker said...

SCC- I'd take a JOURNALIST'S word on VICE-PRESIDENTIAL MALFEASANCE (Murray Waas) in a heartbeat over some right-wing-nut at "Power" line (BWAH!) regurgitating stale republican talking point lies...

Cheney's info had to be classified at the time he ok'd the leaking- otherwise there'd be no reason for Scooty Libby to have played his bizzaro cover-up scheme... you favorite scumbags are sliding ever closer to disgrace... Patty Fitz is boxing them in, lie by lie... tick, tock, tick, tock... I LOVE IT! Squirm, Baby, Squirm... Neo-Conned Inferno!

You musta' spilled some of that water you constantly carry on yer `puter, "SCCooter"...! (That's your new appellation- SCCOOTER! ALWAYS SCCOOTIN' around in cyberspace picking up this criminal regime's dirty underwear... when will you wake up and smell the coffee, boy?? (And besides- I took a look at your "site meter" stats... looked like you fell off the edge of the world when I stepped out for a sccond, brah'... )

WHA' HAPPENED ???

2/10/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's called a "weekend" dumbass. People usually don't go near the computer all weekend. Looks like SCC's stats are pretty consistent all the way through

2/10/2006 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"stepped out for a sccond, brah'... )
WHA' HAPPENED ???

2/10/2006 04:29:42 PM"

Wow, looks like another liberal is close to a serious meltdown! Come on, get over it, GW was elected twice, it's not going to change, just because you FEEL it should!

2/11/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous bush*Whacker said...

Revote in Ohio -- More Votes Than Voters Recorded on Diebold machines!

by Nordic at dailykos.com

Bradblog.com caught this little gem:

Diebold Inc., one of America's largest voting machine companies, likes to claim that there's never been any substantial problem with their touch-screen machines in any election in America. You may not be surprised to hear that claim is patently untrue.

As reported in yesterday's Middletown Journal , a special "re-vote" will be held tomorrow in Montgomery county, OH on an issue where last November's election results were set aside due to more votes being cast on Diebold's AccuVote TSX touch-screen voting machines than there were actually registered voters who voted!


"...Montgomery County is one of 41 counties in Ohio to have added new Diebold AccuVote TSX touch-screen (DRE) voting machines for last November's election. In that election, remarkable and virtually inexplicable results occurred across the state in regard to four Election Reform initiatives on the ballot, all of which were predicted to pass by large margins in a historically accurate poll released just prior to Election Day. We wrote about the "staggeringly impossible" results of that election back in November. Those results have still not been explained, despite 44 of 88 counties in the Buckeye State using all-new touch-screen voting machines for the first time in that election..."

So while we're all distracted about George Bush and his buddies spying on us, the AP reports that this fall 4 out of 5 Americans will vote on these machines.

The changes are bound to create their own glitches as voters and administrators learn how to use equipment they haven't voted on before, said Kimball Brace, president of Election Data. Just over 30 million voters will be casting ballots on unfamiliar equipment, he said.

"You throw that many people in on something new, you're always bound to see something go wrong," he said.

If that isn't the understatement of the week...

And I love how they say this is "a vast change from the contested 2000 presidential election that spurred states and Congress to push for improved equipment."

(... AND YOU RIGHTIES WONDER WHY US LEFTIES CALL THE SHRUBYA THE "RESIDENT SELECTED" BY THE SUPREMES... WHEN WILL YOU ADMIT THE BUSHIT DEUX REGIME IS AS LEGIT AS A THREE-DOLLA' BILL ? ? ? ;-P )

( Mon Feb 06, 2006 at 11:10:46 PM PDT )

2/12/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous b.o.h.i.c.a. Cheney said...

Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in Leak

Sun Feb 12, 1:19 PM ET

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should investigate Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the CIA leak probe if they authorized an aide to give secret information to reporters, Democratic and Republican senators said Sunday.

Sen. Jack Reed (news, bio, voting record), D-R.I., called the leak of intelligence information "inappropriate" if it is true that unnamed "superiors" instructed Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, to divulge the material on Iraq.

Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record), R-Va., said a full investigation is necessary.

"I don't think anybody should be releasing classified information, period, whether in the Congress, executive branch or some underling in some bureaucracy," said Allen, who appeared with Reed on "Fox News Sunday."

According to court documents disclosed last week, Libby told a federal grand jury that he disclosed in July 2003 the contents of a classified National Intelligence Estimate as part of the Bush administration's defense of intelligence used to justify invading Iraq.

Fitzgerald said in the documents it was his understanding that "Mr. Libby testified that he was authorized to disclose information about the NIE to the press by his superiors."

The White House has refused to comment on the case.

"I think this calls into question in terms of Fitzgerald's investigation of the conduct of the vice president and others," Reed said. "I think he has to look closely at their behavior."

Allen expressed confidence in Fitzgerald, whom he called "a very articulate, professional prosecutor."

"And I think the facts will lead wherever they lead, and I think he will prosecute as appropriate," Allen said.

Libby, 55, was indicted on charges that he lied to FBI agents and the grand jury about how he learned CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity and when he told reporters. He is not charged with leaking classified information.

2/13/2006 01:11:00 AM  

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