Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Holy Shit

I thought this was pretty much over - and it looks like it JUST STARTED.

Top White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide "Scooter" Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity to protect President Bush's political strategist, Karl Rove, Libby's defense attorney said Tuesday as his perjury trial began.

The prosecution says that Libby did it acting on orders from Cheney.

The DEFENSE says that the White House did it and is trying to make Libby take the fall.

Whether you believe the prosecution or the defense - Cheney is guilty.



Vargold said...

Hi Iggy,

I love your blog, read it every day. But there's one problem I have, and that is your stating the number of Iraqi dead as being in the "tens of thousands". I'm not surprised when the corporate-owned, ass-kissing, quisling, ignorant, media get such things wrong, but I'm really dismayed that you would misstate something as important as this. As you certainly must know, by far the most credible studies--indeed, the only ones to estimate mortality in Iraq using scientific methods--have concluded that HUNDREDS of thousands of people have died as a result Bush & Co's war. The most recent Lancet-published survey, undertaken by a team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists and overseen by epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.

Keep up the good work, Iggy. But please, let's get the facts straight on such an important matter.



Iggy said...

Thanks for the comment. You're right - I DO understate that. Since no one knows the actual number, I've been trying to present the most conservative figure possible (it's tens of thousands, according to the VERY LOWEST number ANYBODY has proposed), lest someone raise an objection. But you have a point - why? Most estimates are way higher and there's no reason not to say so.