Exercise in Futility or Futile Exercise-No Differenceposted by Bill Arnett @ 10:50 AM Permalink
From Politico.com regarding Henry Waxman seeking answers from Condo-lie-zza Rice:
After receiving what he deemed an insufficient response from the State Department, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) is reiterating his request for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to appear before the panel on April 18 to answer questions about administration claims that Iraq tried to buy enriched uranium from Niger.…Waxman wants Rice to answer questions about what she knew about the assertion that Iraq tried to buy uranium before the U.S. invasion, according to a letter the chairman sent Rice on Monday.…Waxman wants answers to four questions:
1) Whether she knew if Bush “cited forged evidence …
2) Whether she was aware of doubts raised by CIA …
3) Whether there was any factual basis for Rice’s reference in a 2003 op-ed to “Iraq’s efforts to get uranium from abroad”;
4) Whether Rice “took appropriate steps to investigate …
At this point I have become so jaded about life-in-America-as-it-used-to-be-and-may-never-be-the-again that I have to ask what I believe must now be considered an open question:
What the hell makes anyone think that any bush official will ever tell the truth to anyone whether under penalty of perjury or not?
When the NSA's telephone spying on Americans was the big thing bush gave the telephone companies orders to lie to anyone questioning the program, especially if under oath, with the specific implication that he was empowered to order others to lie to conceal any information damaging to bush…uh…national security, yeah, yeah, national security, that's the ticket.
Does or did anyone expect any truth from bush, Rice, Rumsfeld, cheney, "Scooter" Libby, Feith, Addington, Gates, Pace, or anyone else in this maladministration?
America just may be over, people, and its time to face the facts, as ugly as they may be: When you have a chief executive who admittedly lies and picks and chooses which laws he will obey or enforce, and who believes he has "unitary executive" authority to order or okay others to lie while under oath, the truth of how badly America has been damaged by bush/cheney will never be known 'til they are out of office, in jail, dead of natural causes, or until God reaches down from the sky to squeeze the truth from them all.
All of which are likely to happen before Rep. Waxman, or any mortal, gets the truth from them.