What does it mean? I think he was waiting to step in personally in case the media questioning went down the wrong track. I think it shows how nervous he has become. I think it shows how his inner circle of subordinates is dwindling, thinning and losing their nerve, so the Big Dick's gotta do his own dirty work.
What sort of questions might he have been worried about? Maybe this sort of thing:
Duke and Mitchell Wade have already been sent to jail or pled guilty. The big fish, Wilkes, is still out free. And his lawyer may use the White House's interference in the Lam investigation as the wedge to help his guy beat the rap entirely.Or maybe he was monitoring the questions about forthcoming military action against Iran? Patrick Cockburn has this exclusive:
And what about those pictures of Wilkes hanging out with the Vice President? ...
Let's not be fooled on this one. The White House and the politicals at the DOJ were and are doing everything it can to spring Wilkes and Foggo.
Remember, Mitchell Wade really only gets you to Duke Cunningham, the little-lamented hapless federal inmate. Wilkes was tied in with DeLay, Cheney, Doolittle, the whole rotten crew. And he skates.
A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines.Just a few hours before the raid, Bush warned Americans that "Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops." Was this a fishing expedition that came home empty-handed, or a deliberate attempt to provoke Iran into war? Either way it has the Big Dick's fingerprints all over it.
Early on the morning of 11 January, helicopter-born US forces launched a surprise raid on a long-established Iranian liaison office in the city of Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. They captured five relatively junior Iranian officials whom the US accuses of being intelligence agents and still holds.
In reality the US attack had a far more ambitious objective, The Independent has learned. The aim of the raid, launched without informing the Kurdish authorities, was to seize two men at the very heart of the Iranian security establishment...
The two senior Iranian officers the US sought to capture were Mohammed Jafari, the powerful deputy head of the Iranian National Security Council, and General Minojahar Frouzanda, the chief of intelligence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, according to Kurdish officials.
PS: Hey, how do you know when Cheney is taking Viagra? He gets taller!