BUSH WHACKED October 31, 2005Posted by wmmbb in Category to be ascribed.
The indictment of Irving Lewis Libby was Friday’s news.
And it may well mean “a heap of trouble” (via Modulator) for the Bush Administration. However, it seems to me one important significance of this development is that Bush’s henchmen, most particularly Karl Rove, will not in the immediate future be able to go after dissenters from the official line in the way they have in the past. They will have less power to intimidate. On one level, Bush is into his second term, so the need for intimation was not as great as previously.
However, I would expect that Bush’s enemies from within the government administration, and the disaffected with the style of administration will now be heard in the mainstream media. I suspect that Lawrence B Wilkerson’s column, initially for the Los Angeles Times, about Cheney’s Cabal signified.
I would anticipate more revelations about torture and Guantanamo Bay will emerge in future weeks. Nor would I be surprised by stories relating to economic management sourced by insiders.
As the situation is Iraq continues to deteriorate, Bush will want to stay the course, but the pressure to withdraw will build. The longer withdrawal is delayed, I suspect, the more difficult it will become.