Who's the real smearer?
re "Smearing Like It's 2003" (E.J. Dionne, Washington Post Op/Ed, 2/26/07) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/25/AR2007022501256.html E.J. Dionne completely misses the real travesty of the Scooter Libby fiasco: Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald essentially entrapped Libby by asking him questions to which Fitzgerald already knew the answer. When Fitzgerald was questioning Libby about the source of the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity, he already knew that Libby was not the source. For a prosecutor with a reputation of non-partisanship, Fitzgerald’s approach seemed to be aimed directly at harming the Vice-President’s office while trying to protect the real leak source, Richard Armitage at the State Department. Fitzgerald could not find any real crime, so he created this tempest out of nothing, to justify his massive budget and all the time and money he has wasted. If anyone is “smearing” it is Patrick Fitzgerald. Unlike Mr. Dionne, Vice-President Cheney realizes that the enemy does not care about political niceties or so-called smear campaigns. How can Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Dionne not see that the Democrats’ positions do tend to support Al Qaeda, since the leaders of Al Qaeda have told us directly and repeatedly that they do?
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