Submitted By Todd on February 17th at 6:12pm
the real president.
In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge.George W. was too dumb, and lacked the spine, to be the true president, they alleged, over and over.
Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though Bush had already kept Libby out of jail by commuting his 30-month prison sentence.It was Cheney who wore the pants.
"He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney associate said.Liberals - wrong again.
The unsuccessful full-court press left Cheney bitter. "He's furious with Bush," a Cheney source told The News. "He's really angry about it and decided he's going to say what he believes."Liberals are easily duped. Just look at what Barack Obama has done to so many of their laments.
Despite President Obama's vow to open government more than ever, the Justice Department is defending Bush administration decisions to keep secret many documents about domestic wiretapping, data collection on travelers and U.S. citizens, and interrogation of suspected terrorists.How about that? The Obama justice department standing up for the evil secrecy of the Bushies!
"The signs in the last few days are not entirely encouraging," said Jameel Jaffer, an attorney for the Bush administration's legal rationales for warrantless domestic wiretapping and for its treatment of terrorism detainees.Such is life with the Messiah! , which filed several lawsuits seeking the
The documents sought in these lawsuits "are in many cases the documents that the public most needs to see," Jaffer said. "It makes no sense to say that these documents are somehow exempt from President Obama's directives."None of this should be a surprise. President Obama duped liberals on the war in Iraq - after that, his other deceptions, like FISA, seem pretty minor.
Obama pledged "an unprecedented level of openness in government" and ordered new FOIA guidelines written with a "presumption in favor of disclosure." But Justice's actions in courts since then have cast doubt on how far the new administration will go.Change you can believe in?
"This is not change," said ACLU executive director Anthony Romero. " has disappointingly reneged" on his promise to end "abuse of state secrets."