February 15, 2008

Turn, turn, turn...

The Wheels Of Justice move slowly - far too slowly for my liking - and a corrupt but powerful politician can be assured of getting through at least one term in office before they catch up with him or her.

Today something finally happened in the US House" a resolution of contempt against two of Bush's cronies who are refusing to give evidence into the unfair dismissals of US attorneys.

Of course, that's just the tip of a very big iceberg. Josh Marshall reminds us what the story is really all about:
So why was David Iglesias fired? What about Carol Lam? Was her probe brushing up too close against powerful figures at the Pentagon, CIA and on Capitol Hill? What about the White House's effort to goad US Attorneys around the country to push bogus vote fraud cases to game help more Republicans get elected? We still don't know the answers to those key questions.
How long will it take to get to the bottom of all these scandals (not to mention all the others which have not even reached the DoJ)? Five years? Twenty?

Look at what's happening in at the Diana inquest in London. And just imagine where all that would have got if Mohammed Al Fayed had not been prepared (and able) to spend so much time and money on it.

UPDATE: Here's how Reuters reported this:
"It is unclear how far Democrats would get in any court case. In fact, they may likely fail to get a ruling before Bush's term ends in January 2009."
The GOP is saying this is just a pre-election stunt. Sadly, I fear there may be some truth in that.

Impeachment should have been on the table a long time ago, and Bush and Cheney should no longer be in office.

1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

You know what's going to happen when there's a Democratic president and overwhelmingly Democratic Congress next year? (Assuming that there hasn't been a complete economic collapse with widespread rioting and/or new war on Iran with declaration of martial law)? The media will return to its watchdog role and go savagely after every abuse of power by the Dems. The resulting furor will roll back most expansions of preznitial authority, and disgrace the Dems, to the point that they are derailed and neo-fascists returned to office, at which time the corporate media will conveniently go back to sleep...


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