Friday, July 14, 2006

Plame v. Cheney

It's about time. Valerie Plame is suing Cheney, Libby, and Rove for, as the AP puts it, "conspiring to destroy her career". May the truth come out. (And may she win.)

Some reaction:

Steve Benen -- "Remember, Paula Jones' civil suit against Clinton led the Supreme Court to rule unanimously that these cases can proceed, even against a sitting president, so it's not as if Bush's allies are in a position to tell the Wilsons to wait a couple of years... With this in mind, the Wilsons' lawyers will likely get Cheney, Rove, Libby, and others — including, possibly, George W. Bush — to answer questions, well beyond the scope of Fitzgerald's narrow investigation. The possibilities are limitless..."

Matt Stoller -- "This lawsuit is important if you believe in accountability and checks on power. There is a strong incentive for Bush to pardon Scooter Libby, and if he does so, there will literally be no accountability for the dishonest smear campaigns and the lies that have so weakened America and killed hundreds of thousands around the world."

See also Steve Soto.

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