Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Hugo Wins

Gee, it wasn't just me who was taken aback by Pat Robertson's recent outrage. According to this NYT article Preacher Pat is being "pilloried" for his assassination comments.

I don't want to carry Hugo Chavez' water but wasn't he elected in a free and fair democratic election? Why does Pat, and for that matter this White House, hate freedom? Maybe I don't understand. I guess freedom is only good if it results in the election of governments that tow the Bush/Chaney/Rumsfeld/Rice line.

Camp Casey

This article has one of the best descriptions of Camp Casey I have read. Contrary to the impression one gets from the Main Stream Media this protest has gone well beyond Cindy Sheehan.

Pat Wants To Kill Hugo

I have not written of late, not for a lack of subjects, but for too many. I hope to rectify that. But this story is too rich to pass up. Pat Robertson is advocating that the U.S. assassinate Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela. This is not Pat Robertson the axe murderer, or Robertson the child molester, or Pat the homeless wino. No! It is Pat Robertson the Preacher, devout Christian, and evangelist to millions.

When I heard this I resolved to delve into my Bible and not leave until I found the passage where Christ exhorts us to murder the leaders of foreign countries.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Rove Could Be In The Soup For More Than Perjury

I'm glad that someone has finally done a thorough legal analysis of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. (I thought of writing an analysis myself but figured it's credibility would be suspect given my lack of Federal criminal prosecutorial background.) Anyway, this excellent piece by retired prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega debunks most of the silliness you have been hearing from the pundits. No - Rove did not have to refer to Valerie Plame or Wilson by name. No - he did not have to intend to harm her. In short, if one assumes that the limited information that has been disclosed to date about the Grand Jury proceedings is accurate, it should be possible to get an indictment.