How long will impeachment remain off the table? Can the Democrats survive not impeaching Bush and Cheney at the same time now?
And a correction to a headline from Friday's broadcast. In an interview last week, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said President Bush personally told him he authorized the leak of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, not the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said that George W. Bush told him that he, Bush, had authorized the outing of CIA Agent, Valerie Plame. However, Bush said that he would fire anyone who leaked her identity. He said that, because the people were disgusted by the tactic of outing a CIA Agent as retribution for her husband, Joseph Wilson, having debunked the yellowcake story that Bush used to put his illegal plan to attack and occupy Iraq and steal their oil over the top.
The Yellowcake Forgery is what convinced most people who were still sitting on the fence before the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. Bush had claimed in his State of the Union Address that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger, which the CIA had said not to use in any White House speeches because the source was not credible. Bush went ahead and used it anyway as part of his Big Lie strategy — typical Cheney/Rumsfeld tactics.
Would Scott McClellan take a lie-detector test about this? Would Bush? Scott might, but Bush would never and not just to protect the office of the President.