Obama Sides with Bush Against Valerie Plame

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


In troubling news, the Obama administration sided with the Bush administration in opposing CREW’s request for the Supreme Court to reconsider the dismissal of the lawsuit, Wilson v. Libby, et al.

In that case, the district court had dismissed the claims of Joe and Valerie Wilson against former Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby and Richard Armitage for their gross violations of the Wilsons’ constitutional rights.

Agreeing with the Bush administration, the Obama Justice Department argues the Wilsons have no legitimate grounds to sue. It is surprising that the first time the Obama administration has been required to take a public position on this matter, the administration is so closely aligning itself with the Bush administration’s views.

In fact, the Obama administration has gone one step further, suggesting Mr. Wilson failed to provide any evidence that Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rove or Mr. Libby harmed him. This is particularly ironic because the government had moved to have the case dismissed before the Wilsons had the opportunity to uncover the details of how Ms. Wilson’s covert identity was revealed.

CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests.

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8 Responses to Obama Sides with Bush Against Valerie Plame

  1. bradfrmphnx says:

    Many Americans want to see Bush’s administration pay for getting us into a war under false pretensions. Count me amongst those who want justice. Our values as a society, and as a nation, have got to count for something. Not one person should wield the power, and brandish the authority to torture people to death, nor involve us in a war under false pretenses.

  2. D.R.Scott says:

    Disgusting, isn’t it?

    There’s no justice to be found here, no happy ending or even a sense of closure. Yeah, we started a war, and dropped a dime on our own spy, so what? Move along, nothing to see here.

    Maybe President Obama is deluding himself into believing there’s “bigger fish” to fry, but this decision only validates the cynics who saw Mr. Change We Can Believe In as just another politician. No, We Can’t.

    You know what scares me? We haven’t even seen the bottom yet.

  3. feminazi says:

    When the Bush administration turned on Valerie Plame, it sent a chilling signal to the CIA that they were in effect, on their own. I have to believe, with the Obama administration, the message is more of the same. If you tell the truth, don’t expect support from the executive branch of government. Plame deserved better treatment.

  4. Gleneagle says:

    It’s all so curious?

    Obama says no one in the CIA will be prosecuted for their role in torturing detainees. After all, they were “only following orders.”

    But CIA agent Valerie Plame was hung out to dry and sacrificed by Bush and Cheney because her husband refused to go along with the ruse of WMD and yellowcake uranium as a precursor to invading Iraq and Obama sides with the bad guys who destroyed her career.

    I guess this is yet another example of what Obama means about looking forward and not backward.

  5. Tumbler says:

    The Wilsons were screwed by the Bush administration and they they’re being screwed a second time by the Obama administration. But hear this and hear it good: newbie Obama had better be careful or the CIA (FBI too) might not be in such a hurry to come to his protection and defense when he needs it most.

  6. Fran says:

    More & more it is becoming less & less surprising when the Obama administration sides with the Bush administration. Damn.
    What happened to the “Champion of Civil Rights & the Constitution?”
    Perhaps Obama has already decided he wants to be a one term president?

  7. Again folks, time to vote outside the two-headed monsters we call politicians.

  8. libhomo says:

    Barack Bush strikes again.

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