Thursday, March 22, 2007

Senate to issue subpoenas in Justice Department probe of firings of 8 US attorneys

It looks like the Senate is following the House of Representatives down the subpoena path in getting Bush administration officials to testify, under oath, before Congress. This little spectacle, as the Bush administration would characterize it, is a growing cancer on the Bush legacy and will definitely distract the nation's top dogs from conducting necessary government business. I find it ironic that Congress, of whom many are lawyers, only take the President to task when he's turned on US attorneys. Apparently, the President and his cronies can lie to Congress about terrorism, WMDs, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Syria, torture, the Patriot Act, FBI illegal queries, NSA wiretapping, etc., but don't fuck with our lawyering brothers and sisters!

Here's an interesting quote from Senator Arlen Specter. It is an interesting thing that he says here.
The committee's top Republican, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), said he would prefer to have the White House aides appear in an open session that would be transcribed. But he said it was not necessary to insist that they testify under oath because it is illegal to give false information to Congress and the penalty for doing so is the same as for perjury. He said it was "indispensable that there be a transcript."
Here's the question of the day: If it's illegal to give false information to Congress, then why isn't Al Gonzales behind bars? For that matter, why aren't Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, Tenet, Mueller, and Powell in jail? They have all lied to Congress.

It's time for a good ol' fashioned round-up: Drag them all onto an unremarkable plane, fly them to Syria, and let's just never hear from any of them again. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, as they say.