Bush’s Brain Indicted?!
Jason Leopold of Truth Out has the details of the story that has yet to break in mainstream media, that a Karl Rove indictment in imminent and that Rove has already notified President Bush that he will resign as soon as Patrick Fitzgerald announces the charges.
This has been a long time coming, to say the least, and an announcement of indictments against Karl Rove will be one more blow to the Bush administration’s credibility (that they have any left to lose is mystifying) and with Rove occupied defending himself against criminal charges, hopefully he will be too busy to meddle in the mid-term elections. Republicans may view this as “just another indictment” and not a big deal, but hopefully Middle America will view it differently.
This is an administration that is rotten at its core, and the lies peddled to justify an invasion of Iraq were hatched at the highest levels of our government and Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and President Bush used the power of their offices to cover up those lies and it seems clear that they committed crimes in the process. Libby and Rove will pay a price, hopefully Cheney and Bush will as well.
At the end of the day, this whole case into the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s name to the press is really about the Iraq war. Lying our country into an immoral war that has claimed the lives of thousands of American soldiers and tens of thousands Iraqi civilians (not to mention billions of dollars and any moral authority we had as a nation) is the true crime, but the cover-up is what will bring them down. Libby and Rove are a start, but Cheney and Bush must follow. Patrick Fitzgerald has taken care of the former, the latter are up to us.