Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sorrow and Disgust

UPDATE: Please see "The Muckraker" at TalkingPoints Memo.
...Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is quoted as saying that someone from the Department of Justice actually told [Senator] Ensign [of Nevada] that they [Department of Justice] were planning of taking advantage of the Patriot Act provision to avoid Senate confirmation for their choice [as federal prosecutors].
Today I tuned into Senate hearing today on the firing of 8 young(ish), committed, and hard-working US prosecutors who were fired for investigating a dishonest California Republican Congressman or not delivering indictments against dishonest Democrat officials in time for last November elections. The White House via the Justice Department ordered them removed from the jobs. It was sickening to hear that disreputable SOB, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, attack these young people and seek to impugn their integrity for blowing the whistle on blatant Republican interference in the legal system and the course of justice. Yet, still no impeachment after one scandal succeeds another. There seems to be no crime too great for which Bush might be punished. It is to weep.



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