Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Comey

Digby continues the speculation today. It's a good read. Personally, I'm still astounded by it and reading the transcripts just doesn't do it justice.

The Frontline on the governments wiretapping programs the other night hit on the same point. Abu's testimony in front of the Senate in 2006 is so obviously parsed that you'd have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to see it. Equally obvious, Senators couldn't call him on it due to security considerations. So we have this odd Abu testimony that's like a (yet another) kabuki dance going on around the truth.

I agree with Digby's comment made in 2006 and today. I think Comey, Ashcroft and the entire DOJ leadership was prepared to resign because there were political elements involved in the illegal wiretapping. Remember, the events that Comey describe take place before the 2004 election.

When the truth finally comes out, I think it'll make Nixon look like a civil libertarian. What's really interesting is that you know that many Senate Republicans know the truth, having been briefed, and yet they continue to support Bush. That, alone, ought to give you some insight into the values, norms, and practices of the GOP these days as compared to the days of Nixon when the GOP still had some semblance of a soul.

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