Honesty and the Bush administration are twains that never shall meet, if this installment of Bushed! is an indication.
Our first scandal is an oldie but goodie. Rep. Henry Waxman has recently come into possession of an edited version of the FBI interview with Scooter Libby and whaddya know? It turns out that maybe--just maybe--Dick Cheney did tell Scooter Libby to leak the name of Valerie Plame to the press.
Next up is the news that the judge in the Guantanamo trial of a Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, has been replaced, for reasons "completely unrelated" to the fact that he threatened to suspend the proceedings over the government's reluctance to release paperwork necessary to Khadr's defense team. Right, I'm sure it is completely unrelated. Say, how successful terrorism trials can the Bush administration count?
And finally, there is the Man In The Oval Office himself. After likening Democratic nominee Barack Obama to a Nazi appeaser for daring to say that he would meet with and speak to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he finds himself in an awkward spot, seeing as his man in Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki is doing just that as well, in an effort to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties between the two countries. Oops!
That’s correct, by Mr. Bush’s definition, his man in Iraq, for whose government 4,100 Americans have died, is himself the equivalent of a Nazi appeaser.