By Ivan Goldman
It was reported in print this morning that Bush, according to his indicted pal Libby, leaked classified material in an attempt to counter Wilson's revelation that he lied about Saddam's phantom nuke utensils purchase in Niger. Bush, of course, is the guy who promised to go after anyone who leaked classified material. Then in the White House briefing today, not one reporter asked one question about this bombshell of a story.
But is anyone surprised? Reporters have had years to ask the White House about the Haliburton-Cheney connection. Cheney hides, so they let it go. If he stopped hiding, they’d probably still let it go. Forget about his shooting a guy. He’s a war profiteer who owns tons of stock in his old company, which has been caught so many times cheating and fabricating items it never delivered to our forces in Iraq that it’s no longer even news. The fact that the Pentagon pays it anyway is also not news. The fact that it still gets more Pentagon contracts in terms of dollars than all the other U.S. companies in Iraq is also not news. Think somebody at Haliburton knows somebody? Maybe. Hard to say. American 'reporters' never ask about it. We'd probably be better off if corporations, instead of hiring illegal migrants to pick lettuce and slaughter hogs, hired some of them to report U.S. news.