E. J. Dionne Jr. – What the Shield Covered Up – washingtonpost.com


Article questioning the timeline of l’Affaire Plame. It would sound paranoid if it wasn’t likely true. The Bush administration has all the credibility and trustworthiness of the Nixon plumbers.

Bush and his disciples would like everyone to assume that Libby was some kind of lone operator who, for this one time in his life, abandoned his usual caution. They pray that Libby will be the only official facing legal charges and that political interest in the case will dissipate.

You can tell the president worries that this won’t work, because yesterday he did what he usually does when he’s in trouble: He sought to divide the country and set up a bruising ideological fight. He did so by nominating a staunchly conservative judge to the Supreme Court.

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