Hello Bloggers - I think those who know me will know that I AM THRILLED by the news that VP Dick - Darth Vadur - Cheney and the former Attorney General Alberto - Torture, Torture, Torture - Gonzales have been indicted on charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county. Isn't that INCREDIBLE! Texas no less! WOW!
I've been writing my elected representatives for years asking for more investigations, indictments, and perp walks. I've been let down the whole time. I've been especially angry about the Karl Rove Congressional subpoena debacle related to the Justice Department and Don Siegelman, but that's a rant for another day. What's incredible is that an indictment has come out of left field, or at least left Texas. Strange, I thought that was Bush country. I guess all Texans don't speak Bush BS.
The judge still needs to sign the indictment, but let's keep faith. There are seven indictments in South Texas' Willacy County naming Cheney, Gonzales along with a state senator and other public officials.
The AP is reporting that "Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees because of his link to the prison companies."
Megan Mitchell, a spokeswoman for Cheney, declined to comment on Tuesday, saying that the vice president had not yet received a copy of the indictment. The indictment accuses Gonzales of using his position while in office to stop an investigation in 2006 into abuses at one of the privately-run prisons.
Gonzales' attorney, George Terwilliger III, said in a written statement, "This is obviously a bogus charge on its face, as any good prosecutor can recognize." He said he hoped Texas authorities would take steps to stop "this abuse of the criminal justice system."
Well, it's not a war crime, but it's something. I'll take whatever we can get. Besides, let's just call this the first step. Hopefully this will be the start of a whole bunch of indictments. The deceitful SCUM need to be flushed out of our system. We need JUSTICE! WE THE PEOPLE are finally taking action, and it will only get worse for them.
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