Monday, October 31, 2005

A Maze of Corruption

After some reading of various views on the crimes the vice-president's long-time associate and chief of staff "Scooter" Libby has been accused of, I thought I'd share the ones that seem most notable. The best of the bunch is here at Once Upon A Time. Albert also includes a full text of Patrick Fitzgerald's comments. The Bush administration appears to be caught in some dirty tricks, and a willingness to compromise national security and also to cover it up.

More info is here.

The war in Iraq and current foreign policies were shaped by Libby, Vice-President Cheney, Donald Rumsfield and a few others -- a hard push toward nation-building that has not been handled well. Corruption in contracts and missing money have been noted more than once in the government's audit reports. And this just days after the U.N. announced some 2,200 companies, including international corporations such as Siemens, Volvo and Daimler Chrysler made illicit payments of $1.8 billion to Saddam Hussein's government under the oil-for-food program.

Fitzgerald has been investigating the case of the breach of national security for 2 years. The U.N. investigation by former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker has taken 18 months. How long until Americans get all the facts on this war?


  1. how long until the rest of america is not so apathetic about it? Why isn't everyone so outraged?
    Everyone was furious about BJ's in the oval office, but one scandal after another for this admin seems to just be acceptable.

  2. Easily Amused Monkey2:15 PM

    I just love hearing these serious newsmen & politicians saying "Scooter"!