Neuharth's missive is in today's USA Today.
You know, some days the MSM sounds like good old fashioned leftwing media. Odd. But these days all you have to do to sound like a bleeding heart liberal is tell the truth. Some people call that radical.
Bush, Cheney can't let Libby go to trial.
We'll never know whether I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is guilty of lying to a grand jury as charged.
Despite Libby's not guilty plea at Thursday's preliminary hearing, President Bush and Vice President Cheney can't afford to let him go to trial. So they'll offer him the moon to plea bargain for the best deal he can cut.
Testimony in a trial likely would show that Bush, Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were hell bent to invade Iraq, reasons be damned. When their phony cover that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction was blown, they hunkered down against anyone who told the truth about their trickery.
Nixon lost his job for trying to cover up a break-in at Watergate by his cronies. Clinton lost his reputation when he lied about uncovering himself for Monica Lewinsky. But both were minor-league Pinocchios whose lies hurt mostly themselves.
Bush, Cheney and company are major league make-believers who have brought immeasurable and irreparable harm to innumerable others with their Iraq misadventure. Cost: Tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.
Every day they continue their deceptive game, à la Libby, adds to their shame.
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