Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bush said to have approved leak of Iraq data

Back when all this stuff was swirling around Rove, and everyone was suggesting that Bush should just go ask Rove if it he had leaked the information or not, I posted something about Bush not needing to go ask Rove anything, because he obviously knew what was going on the whole time, and if he didn't explicitly authorize it himself, he probably led someone in that direction. Either that, or he's not really in charge of anything anyway. I'd look up the post, but blogspot is blocked here at work, and I'm too lazy anyway. Anyway, the point is that as big a story as this is, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. What might be surprising is that someone is actually finally saying things that are painfully obvious to anyone paying attention. Anyway, it seems that it's pretty much a done deal that Bush is above the law in the minds of most people who follow these things, so I doubt this will have much impact, unfortunately. Even if Bush came on TV and admitted to this, he would go on to explain why it was necessary to keep us safe from terrorists, and that would satisfy anyone in Congress with any power to actually hold him accountable for it.

Maybe, just maybe, if the Democrats can regain control of Congress in the midterm elections, something may come of this. But even then, although the Democrats are pretty anti-Bush, they're also spineless and reluctant to do anything that might indicate that they actually appreciate the position they hold. If they can't even get behind a censure resolution, which only seems to politely ask the President to follow the law, then I don't see why they'd do anything more significant. However, I still hold out hope that one day, someone in power in this country will remember the ideas it was built on, and decide to stand up for something for once.

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