Excuse me while I go off on one...

Scooter Libby claims VP and Dark Lord Dick Cheney authorized him to leak classified information to defend the Bush administration’s case for war.

Libby specifically claimed that in one instance he had been authorized to divulge portions of a then-still highly classified National Intelligence Estimate regarding Saddam Hussein's purported efforts to develop nuclear weapons, according to correspondence recently filed in federal court by special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald…

Libby testified to the grand jury that he had been authorized to share parts of the NIE with journalists in the summer of 2003 as part of an effort to rebut charges then being made by former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson that the Bush administration had misrepresented intelligence information to make a public case for war…

besides sharing details of the NIE with reporters during the effort to rebut Wilson, Libby is also accused of telling journalists that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, had worked for the CIA.
So, in other words, the attempt to discredit Joe Wilson by outing his wife as a covert operative was being orchestrated by the top levels of the administration. Duh. Call me when it’s provable and the bastards are in shackles.

I hate that I feel so totally apathetic about this stuff these days. (Also falling into the apathy category is this WaPo story that reveals the presiding FISA judge was warned that “information overheard in President Bush's eavesdropping program may have been improperly used to obtain wiretap warrants in the court,” and essentially cut a deal with the administration to keep it all hush-hush and shit.) Every day, there are new stories emerging about which I should feel outraged, and yet five years of no accountability is making me weary. How many hundreds incidents of unethical or flatly illegal behavior am I meant to read without having the slightest bloody ability to do a damn thing about it? I blog it, I write my representative and senators, I write to reps and senators in other districts and states, I beg and plead with them to do something, both Dems and Republicans, and I’m lucky if I even get an automated response in return.

And while I’m mad at the Dems for being ineffective, and mad at the GOP for being corrupt motherfuckers who don’t give a shit about what’s right as long as they keep winning, I’m mostly mad at the American people who can’t be fucking arsed to pay attention, leaving the rest of us to bear the burden of caring, caring, caring on everyone’s behalf so they can keep on shopping and watching Wife Swap while our democracy slips away.


Ignorance really must be friggin’ bliss, because knowing just makes me tired down to my goddamned bones.

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