A Mind That Suits What doesn't kill me, makes me laugh... usually.

Thursday, October 02, 2003 :::
This Ain’t Watergate, or Why Are the Democrats So Creepy?

Those famous "16 words" in the State of the Union address are like the cat that wouldn't go away. Bush included them out of loyalty to his closest ally, Tony Blair, and no good deed goes unpunished.

A serious question remains whether an important law was violated when somebody told Bob Novak and several other reporters about the identity of a CIA operative, and that needs to be investigated.

But the glee with which the Democrats are pursuing it calls to mind a number of things that they seem not to find offensive: Scott Ritter's susceptibility to blackmail while carrying out important work, the British MP who was in the employ of Saddam Hussein, CNN's willingness to violate every rule of journalistic integrity to curry favor with one of the creepiest of the 20th Century's many mass murderers, Wesley Clark's inability to give a straight version of his evidence that the Administration was pressuring talking heads to link Saddam to 9/11.

About those, the Left makes not a peep.

Somebody will probably lose their job over this, because if there is one thing George Bush hates, it's leaks. And that ultimately is why this will probably have little impact on the President himself: he has an established way of doing business, and it is designed to protect him from this very thing.

The investigation will have to go forward. Let us hope this Administration has learned that a "modified, limited hang-out," to quote from Watergate, does not work. Either stonewall, as Clinton did, which means it’s a disgusting thing to do, or make everything public, now, all at once. There's no finessing this one.

::: posted by A Mind That Suits at 10:44 AM



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