- According to informed sources in Washington, Vice President
Dick Cheney's Chef of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is expected
to resign after he is, as expected, indicted for his role in outing a covert
CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson, the wife of Ambassador Joseph Wilson.
- After phony terrorist threats against New York's subway
system last week and the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels yesterday,
the Bush White House is hopelessly diverting the public's attention away
from the inevitability of a major October political scandal involving high
level resignations following indictments of key administration officials.
After the White House managed to orchestrate the beginning of Saddam Hussein's
trial in Iraq to divert attention from Leakgate, the trial was quickly
postponed to the end of November -- a story waiting on the shelf to be
pulled off again when pre-trial hearings may begin in Leakgate.
- From the "so is that news department?" Lynne
Cheney tells Time magazine that her husband has no plans to run for president
in 2008. It should be noted that Spiro T. Agnew was not a viable candidate
for president in 1976 after his 1973 resignation following his no contest
plea before a federal judge on a charge of tax evasion.
- Meanwhile, the Bush administration's neo con lackeys
in the media are beginning to spin their counter-attack against the special
prosecutor and his chief witnesses. Mort Zuckerman's neo-con tabloid, The
New York Daily News, is calling Patrick J. Fitzgerald a former "doorman
from Brooklyn" and the "son of a doorman."
- GOP mouthpieces like former prosecutor Joseph DiGenova,
a partner of Rove attorney Robert Luskin in a Florida case, continues to
defame Joseph Wilson by referring to him as a "liar," who falsely
claimed Cheney sent him on a trip to Niger. That GOP talking point is,
itself, a lie. Wilson never said that Cheney sent him to Niger. Wilson
was requested by the CIA to travel to Niger to check out unsubstantiated
intelligence that Iraq was seeking to purchase yellowcake uranium from
Niger. DiGenova falsely claimed on Imus In The Morning today that the Niger
intelligence was correct, even though the Niger documents were counterfeit.
- DiGenova also claimed that Valerie Plame, a covert agent,
had not traveled abroad in seven years. That charge is also patently false.
Plame and Brewster Jennings & Associates' most critical overseas work
on WMD counter proliferation occurred between 1996 and 2003. U.S. intelligence
sources also confirm that during this period, the CIA counter-WMD team
discovered the involvement of neo-con elements in the Bush administration,
closely tied to the Likud regime in Israel and the Russian-Ukrainian-Israeli
Mafia (RUIM), in trafficking nuclear components to Pakistan and Iran in
order to heighten tensions between the West and Islamic states with developmental
and embryonic nuclear weapons programs.
- The GOP and their shills continue the "Big Lie."
Iraq never sought yellowcake uranium from Niger. The Niger claim was also
rejected by the Deputy Commander of the US European Command and the U.S.
ambassador in Niamey. According to Italian sources, an Italian parliamentary
report on the Niger documents claims that the Niger documents were forged
by the trio of Michael Ledeen (Karl Rove's chief foreign policy adviser)
and former CIA Rome station chiefs Alan Wolf (since deceased) and Duane
Clarridge. A non-redacted version of that report was reportedly delivered
to Fitzgerald as part of his overall investigation of the Bush White House.
A copy was also delivered to US Attorney for Eastern Virginia Paul McNulty
for his continuing investigation of Israeli and AIPAC espionage at the