Saturday, May 13, 2006

White House of Cards: Rove Indicted?

Truthout.org is reporting here that Karl Rove has been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to investigators. This is not being reported by networks or other traditional news services, and this is not the first time this rumor has been floated, so I guess I will believe it when and if there is an official announcement.

If this rumor proves true, it is very bad news for a White House that is already struggling for credibility and generally bad news for the country. Why? From immigration reform to Iraq and Iran, we need a President who is a strong, credible leader. Bush is anything but. How are Americans or other world leaders supposed to trust this man as the focus of this investigation comes closer and closer to the door of the Oval Office?

Think about this for a moment. Libby, DeLay, Cunningham and now, possibly, Rove. What does it say about this administration, and those Republicans who are welded to the Fox News/neo-conservative movement, when the principal architect of their takeover may be facing indictment?

These are the same people who are the directors of the war in Iraq, the same people who have used the politics of fear to convince the American people that it is patriotic to surrender liberty and the same people who themselves operate above the law. Again, I ask, which of our elected will dare to represent US?

3 comments:

Button Gwinnett said...

Like you, I'll believe the Rove indictment story when I see it. But none of us would be shocked if he had been indicted.

As for the Fox News/neo con crowd, an idictment of Rove won't bother them too much. Most of them still consider Nixon's Watergate henchmen to be heroes. They're going to hold "The Architect" in the same regard no matter what. And that's very sad.

MelGX said...

It is odd that Truthout has been the lone voice on this story. Even so, they seem pretty sure of themselves. Fingers crossed on this one.

In other news...Happy Mother's Day Amy!

Amy Morton said...

Thank you, Melanie!