Aug 30 2006

Fitzgerald’s Lost Credibility

Published by at 7:31 am under All General Discussions,Plame Game

I have a long post here on Fitzgerald’s duplicitous press conference where he implied Libby was responsible for the Plame leak, and a long post here on what could be his biased and incomplete presentation to the US Supreme Court to jail Judith Miller. Throughout I see a man hiding the truth from a process meant to unearth the truth. It turns out I am not the only one (by far if you visit Maguire’s JOM) who sees Fitzgerald as a man in need of a serious investigation. Today Investors Business Daily also ponders the motives and actions of this apparently out of control prosecutor.

The answer seems to be that Armitage, who is charged with nothing and brags that he hasn’t even consulted a lawyer, was former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s right-hand man and a critic of pre-emptive war in Iraq. Libby, on the other hand, was an architect of that war strategy. Do doves get a pass in Fitzgerald’s book, while hawks get an indictment?

The lack of a lawyer is telling. Very telling.

More here at The WSJ and of course from Clarice Feldman at American Thinker. The crux of the crime is this (from the WSJ link)

At a minimum, there appears to be a serious question of disloyalty here. By keeping silent, Messrs. Powell and Armitage let the President take political heat for the case, while also letting Mr. Rove, Mr. Libby and other White House officials twist in the wind for more than two years. We also know that it was the folks in Mr. Powell’s shop–including his former chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson and intelligence officer Carl Ford Jr.–who did so much to trash John Bolton’s nomination to be Ambassador to the U.N. in 2005. The State Department clique that Mr. Bush tolerated for so long did tremendous damage to his Administration.

Powell and Armitage come out of this as cowering cowards or backstabbers. Fitzgerald is proven to be the class A idiot I believed he was since he couldn’t learn – with his subpoena power – half of what the blogosphere knew from simple analysis of the public record. And the Wilsons are guilty of out and out lying and attempting to use their federal positions to undermine our political process. I get the feeling this is NOT over. Unless Powell and Armitage are ready to have the reputations be seared into history over this final travesty.

Update: Tom Maguire totally shreds the NY Times reporting on the Armitage news. The paper of record is now the paper of total inaccuracy!

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Fitzgerald’s Lost Credibility”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:


    For a real go for the jugular takedown of Fritz, go read the statement by
    Peter Lance, the author of TripleCross relating to the National Geographic channels documentary and his commentary realted to Fritz

  2. W-Girl says:


    Thanks for the hyperlink. I saw NGC – Triple Cross and did come away conflicted ….. thinking how could Fritz be so “competent” in the Ali Mohamed matter and be so “incompetent” in the Plame matter.

    Thanks for setting me straight that the NGC story was one big cover-up and that Fritz is a total “incompetent” no matter what he is involved in ….makes sense now !!

    Fritz has done himself in big time !! Dying to read Peter Lance’s book !! And, I think the Plame story still has more to come.

    And, no one can tell me that Bush, Rove, Cheney and Libby couldn’t have figured out the leak came from State !!

    I hope Libby goes to trial and is not pardoned because I want to see Fritz’s “incompetence” exposed to all !!

  3. ivehadit says:

    What will happen with the civil suit if the President takes Clarice’s advise (her article at American Thinker)?

  4. HaroldHutchison says:

    Powell and Armitage don’t deserve to be trashed.

    Armitage went to the DOJ himself – he didn’t hide behind a lawyer – and said he was probably the source. Powell informed the White House that the relevant information was passed to the Department of Justice directly. It is perfectly reasonable for both men to assume that this should have ended the matter.

    Yet it went further, and people are entitled to ask why. The answer is that it went further – and reached this point – because the special prosecutor decided that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby were the villains, despite the confession of the actual source.

    That special prosecutor had a name. It was not Colin Powell or Dick Armitage. The prosecutor’s name was Patrick Fitzgerald.

  5. PlameFlop…

    Christian Rocca, su Il Foglio di oggi, racconta agli italiani (che non hanno avuto modo di leggerla da nessun’altra parte) la patetica conclusione del “Plamegate”, lo scandalo che – nei sogni bagnati dei liberal di tutto il pianeta – avrebbe dovuto …