Exhibit A: Cheney Knows Nothing!
In his FBI interview
He [Cheney] says, ‘I don’t recall.’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘I don’t know.’ well over 75 times
Why is it Cheney always has something to say —
except for when it comes to owning up to his own actions?
Perhaps a little stroll down Memory Lane, a revisit to his trail of deceptions,
perhaps that would help to jar his memory back into the Truth Mode?
Then again, that herculean effort might take more than just “a stroll” —
It might a serious investigation into Cheney’s lapses of judgment and ethics,
and his concerted efforts, to foist his will on the American People,
as he continues to do, even now.
Exhibit B: Cheney’s chief of staff knows a lot!
Cheney ‘Authorized’ Libby to Leak Classified Information
By Murray Waas, National Journal – Feb. 9, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, testified to a federal grand jury that he had been “authorized” by Cheney and other White House “superiors” in the summer of 2003 to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration’s use of prewar intelligence in making the case to go to war with Iraq
Libby testified to the grand jury that he had been authorized to share parts of the NIE with journalists in the summer of 2003 as part of an effort to rebut charges then being made by former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson that the Bush administration had misrepresented intelligence information to make a public case for war.
Exhibit C: Cheney’s would-be prosecutor, strongly suspects he’s guilty — but just can’t prove it.
BEHIND THE PROSECUTION
Cheney’s Suspected Role in Security Breach Drove Fitzgerald
By R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post Staff Writer – March 7, 2007
Fitzgerald would respond with great frustration in his summation at Libby’s trial almost three years later, saying that Libby’s lies had effectively prevented him from learning about all of Cheney’s actions in the administration’s campaign to undermine Plame’s husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, a critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Although Cheney was the target, Fitzgerald’s investigation could not reach him because of Libby’s duplicity.
Fitzgerald’s presentation also called attention to two occasions in which Libby said Cheney instructed him to deal directly with reporters and spelled out what to say — his meeting on July 8, 2003, with Miller and his telephone conversation four days later with Time magazine correspondent Matt Cooper. In both, Libby mentioned Plame’s employment at the CIA.
Exhibit D: CIA Director, calls the Cheney-Libby shenanigans Wrong — Big Time!
George Tenet on ’60 Minutes’ Calls Outing of Plame ‘Big Time Wrong’
29 Apr 2007
NEW YORK In his much publicized “60 Minutes” interview tonight, tied to his new book, former CIA director George Tenet flatly called the outing of one of his employees, Valerie Plame, “big time wrong.”
Exhibit E: Cheney’s still can’t remember anything, even though his super loyal chief of staff, has testified otherwise. (in prior ages, this would be called simply “A COVER UP”)
Cheney Could Not Recall Key Plame Leak Events
Article: Jason Leopold, 2 November 2009
But Cheney said he didn’t recall any conversations he had with Libby or others about leaking the contents of the NIE to Miller, according to the summary of his interview with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and other FBI investigators.
“The vice president does not recall any member of his staff, including Scooter Libby, meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller during the week of 7/7/03, just after the publication of Joe Wilson’s editorial in the New York Times,” according to the interview transcript.
Libby, however, testified to a grand jury in March 2004, two months before Cheney’s interview, that Cheney not only gave him the green light to leak the so-called “key judgments” of the NIE, but also said that the authorization to do so came from President George W. Bush.
So Why does our celebrity-fawning Media run to cover, every ranting statement that Dick Cheney, might mumble? When really they should be bringing him a Blanket, a Rocking Chair, and maybe, if they were nice, a few super-hero comic books.
Some theories for Cheney’s supposed relevance, to our (cough) current event news:
1) The celebrity-fawning Media, has forgotten how to do real Journalism.
2) The celebrity-fawning Media, has forgotten how to connect more than 1 dot, in a row.
3) The info-tainment Media, Cares more about Controversy, than it does about its own Civic Responsibility.
4) Fox News, needs at least one winger per week, one talking head, who doesn’t sound like a total Loon — to maintain their “cloak of credibility”.
Don’t be fooled by the Media charade.
Because as soon as some aspiring Journalist, fresh out of college, can deduce the Lessons of the last Decade, well … Cheney will finally be forced to find that Rocking chair — and fade quietly into the sunset.
That — or go on the road with Palin, so they can keep selling their Snake Oil BS , to that ever shrinking demographic, the gullible — the Fox Snooze channel viewers.
Then again, Real Leaders, know how to own up to their own actions, don’t they?
Perhaps Cheney can shut his pie hole, for at least 10 days … listen, and learn.