Has it occurred to anyone else besides me that, with all of the departures from Bushco, many hightailing it ahead of a real or anticipated Congressional subpoena, one person has been missing from the headlines lately?
Can anyone imagine the reason for the apparent news blackout regarding Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice?
I wonder if this story has anything to do with it?
It seems that Our Gal Condi was subpoenaed by two defendants indicted based on the 1917 Espionage Act; Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman are accused of allegedly conspiring to receive and disclose classified US defense information over a five-year period dating back to 1999. The two state that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC, to which they belonged) helped write US foreign policy in the Middle East dated as far back as 1999 with the tacit endorsement of Rice and other US officials.
Naaaw – get out!
As you might expect, lawyers for our government (using the phrase loosely, I know) are arguing that Condi should not have to appear.
In a way, I hope she does, since that would confirm that she is still part of this cabal of crooks. I do so wish to see her glowering stare and hear her accusatory denunciations of alleged wrongdoing once more, in such a manner that it derides someone as thoroughly as possible (embodying the true Bushco ethos).
It will make her ignominious departure one day all the more rewarding.
Update 9/1/08: How magnanimous of her to acknowledge the obvious (h/t Atrios - don't think there's a treatment for what she needs); she should go buy a pair of shoes if she needs to feel better.
Update 5/1/09: Too bad...