Day: July 10, 2007

Flash Update: Bushworld: Still Above the Law


Bush Denies Congress Access to Aides
By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer
11:35 PM PDT, July 9, 2007, LA Times

WASHINGTON — President Bush directed former aides to defy congressional subpoenas on Monday, claiming executive privilege and prodding lawmakers closer to their first contempt citations against administration officials since Ronald Reagan was president.



Article: A Profile in Cowardice


From the July 8, 2007, New York Times:

Op-Ed Columnist
A Profile in Cowardice

THERE was never any question that President Bush would grant amnesty to Scooter Libby, the man who knows too much about the lies told to sell the war in Iraq. The only questions were when, and how, Mr. Bush would buy Mr. Libby’s silence. Now we have the answers, and they’re at least as incriminating as the act itself. They reveal the continued ferocity of a White House cover-up and expose the true character of a commander in chief whose tough-guy shtick can no longer camouflage his fundamental cowardice.