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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Today in Speculation

Posted by on October 20 at 12:05 PM

Today doesn’t bring any more predictions of indictments by any certain date in the CIA leak case. Instead, with only eight days left before the grand jury expires, much of the focus is on explaining why Cheney’s office would have been the natural place for this leak to have emanated from…


The LA Times tells us that the CIA and Cheney have been “long at odds,” and that Cheney’s office was seriously pissed at the CIA around the time of the leak.

The Financial Times tells us, in a pretty amazingly tough story, that the “Cheney Cabal Hijacked US Foreign Policy.”

In a scathing attack on the record of President George W. Bush, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Mr Powell until last January, said: “What I saw was a cabal between the vice-president of the United States, Richard Cheney, and the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy did not know were being made.

“Now it is paying the consequences of making those decisions in secret, but far more telling to me is America is paying the consequences.”

The Washington Post tells us that someone close to Rove told them that Rove told the grand jury that Libby told him… Well, just click here.

And Bush says it’s all just “background noise” to him.