Saturday, October 29, 2005

Scooter Libby: Competent Enough to be Chief of Staff . . . Yet Forgetful? 

This goes to show how much trouble Libby is in:
Libby Lawyer Outlines Defense in Leak Case - Yahoo! News: "The lawyer for Vice President
Dick Cheney's former top aide is outlining a possible criminal defense that is a time-honored tradition in Washington scandals: A busy official immersed in important duties cannot reasonably be expected to remember details of long-ago conversations."

There are many terms that could be used to describe Scooter Libby, but "forgetful" is not one of them. Does he really believe he can convince a jury that he was smart enough to be the Vice President's Chief of Staff, smart enough to be intimately involved in planning a war, yet too stupid to remember key steps he took to help sell the watr to the American people?

It's simply not plausible to think a guy like Scooter Libby could somehow forget the steps he took to scare the crap out of all of us on trumped up threats on an imminent nuclear attack.

Keep in mind that some of this "forgotten" coversations were with Judith Miller, and were done specifically to try to discredit the person - Joseph Wilson - who was throwing a wrench into their fear-mongering by pointing out that it was built on a pack of lies.

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