Nancy Pelosi Slanders Bush!! Makes Ann Coulter Look Civil
** Speaker Pelosi did not disappoint today in her attacks on innocent members of the Bush Administration!
From The Gavel Pelosi slanders the President with bogus political accusations:
Today’s guilty verdicts are not solely about the acts of one individual.
This trial provided a troubling picture of the inner workings of the Bush Administration. The testimony unmistakably revealed – at the highest levels of the Bush Administration – a callous disregard in handling sensitive national security information and a disposition to smear critics of the war in Iraq.
Obviously, the Speaker does not either understand the verdicts read earlier today or is using the verdicts as a tool to slander the president.
You can draw your own conclusions.
At least Ann Coulter was trying to be funny.
But, Pelosi has no excuse.
Shame on Speaker Pelosi and her slander!
** The Speaker needs to apologize!!
Tom Maguire has his post-verdict analysis.
Texas Rainmaker says, “Not Guilty!” …of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act or the Espionage Act, or leaking the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson.
James Taranto calls it a travesty and included these things to remember:
This was a political show trial, and partisans of Joe Wilson will use the guilty verdict to declare vindication. But along the way we learned that virtually all the claims Wilson and his supporters made were false:
** On his trip to Niger, Wilson found no evidence that contradicted the famous “16 words” in President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union Address, contrary to his New York Times op-ed claim.
** Plame, his wife, who worked for the CIA, did recommend him for the Niger junket, contrary to Wilson’s denials.
** Plame was not a covert agent under the definition of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, contrary to Wilson’s insinuations, which many of his backers, including in the press, presented as fact.
** No one from the White House “leaked” Plame’s identity as a CIA functionary to Robert Novak, who received the information from Richard Armitage at the State Department.