We are faced with utterly shameless men. Cheney and the rest are looking our representatives right in the eye and saying "You don't have the balls to take down a government. You don't have the sheer testicular fortitude to call us lying sonuvabitches when we lie, to stop us from kicking the rule of law and the Constitution in the ass. You just don't. What's beyond that abyss -- what that would do to our government and our identity as a nation -- terrifies you too much. So get the fuck out of our way."That's exactly right. The Cheney/Bush administration gets away with this stuff time and time again because we have no usable mechanism in place to combat it. Shame used to be enough. Can you imagine an Alberto Gonzoles NOT resigning in any other administration. He lies, breaks the law and thumbs his nose at Congress and goes back to his office no worse for wear.
And to a great degree, the White House is right. You peel this back, and you reveal that the greatest country in the world has been run, for the last six and a half years, by men who do not give a shit about the Constitution, or fair play, or honesty.
And what are we going to do about it? Well, we've never had to do anything about it until this bunch came to town so I don't know. I guess most of us are just going to ride it out until January 2009 and hope like hell these guys, or anyone like these guys, never darken the door of the Executive branch again.
So pardon Libby! Let Alberto run amok! Lie about the reasons for starting a long and bloody war! Who cares, we're no going to stop you.