Thursday, May 17, 2007


It's time for one of those point, nod, and advise you "to go read the whole thing" entries, as Glenn Greenwald tells us what the Comey revelations mean....

James Comey's testimony amounts to a statement that -- even according to the administration's own loyal DOJ officials -- the President ordered still-unknown spying on Americans, and engaged in that spying for a full two-and-a-half-years, that was so blatantly and shockingly illegal that they were all ready to resign over it. And the President's Attorney General then lied to ensure that this episode remain concealed. Mere one-day calls for a Congressional investigation are woefully inadequate here.

There is clear and definitive evidence of deliberate lawbreaking. In addition to Congressional investigations, there is simply no excuse for anything other than the immediate commencement of a criminal investigation by a Special Prosecutor. And the administration ought to be pressured every day to account for what it did here. This is not a one-day or one-week fleeting scandal. These revelations amount to the most transparent and deliberate crimes -- felonies -- by our top government officials, not with regard to private and personal matters but with regard to how our government spies on us.

Ok, I will add one more thing--screw the Special Prosecutor, I think it's definitely pitchfork and torch time. After all, as Woody Allen says in Manhattan, "Well, a satirical piece in the Times is one thing, but bricks and baseball bats really get right to the point."

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Blogger Mike said...

Greenwald's piece was excellent, I thought.

Actually forwarded by a fellow lawyer to the whole firm at work yesterday.

7:05 PM  
Blogger George said...

That means you're working at the right law firm, at least.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I do like the "now we know what it takes to make John Ashcroft look like a hero" label. :)

4:26 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

working at the right law firm

Plaintiff's class action, baby! (I'm on the good guys' side.)

WV: inkyzp

7:07 PM  
Blogger George said...

I would imagine nothing less from you, Mike.

11:35 PM  

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