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May 28, 2008

So Much Treason So Close To Home

According to MSNBC, the Bush White House is calling Scott McClellan a "traitor" for his new book:

O’DONNEL: Quickly Kevin, a White House staffer said to you on background — they used the word “traitor”?

CORKE: “Traitor.” Absolutely. And I raised my eyebrows, and he said, It is what it is.

In every country on earth, when the governing junta accuses someone of "treason," they are actually accusing them of "telling the truth." So I like to keep track of examples of this. For instance, Hussein Kamel (Iraq), Mohammad al-Khilewi (Saudi Arabia), Anthoy Zinni (United States) and Mordechai Vanunu (Israel) all turned out to be traitors in the standard sense. Details are here. Now McClellan has joined their treasonous company.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at May 28, 2008 09:18 PM

Scottie boy broke the Bush Crime Family's omerta rule. he may wanna stay out of small planes henceforth.

Posted by: ran at May 28, 2008 10:13 PM

in any event, he was a willing liar for Shrubco for years because it advanced his career to do so; now he's telling a bit of truth to sell some books. fuck him.

Posted by: ran at May 28, 2008 10:17 PM

Yes, except I don’t quite buy into the idea that Bush invaded Iraq just to be infamous. There is after all a history of over one hundred years of American imperialism, the rise of the military industrial complex as in profits for the war (defense) industry plus the oil factor. Being infamous may be one of the reasons but it is hard to believe it was the only reason. Also there is the influence of the Israeli lobby that all the candidates seem to bow and scrape before. Not that your point about traitors isn’t true but it makes me wonder if this isn’t just some slight of hand to take the public’s attention from all the other reasons. I feel the same as Ran.

Posted by: Rob Payne at May 28, 2008 10:20 PM

Scott felt terribly betrayed by Libby and Rove lying to him concerning their involvement. He carried a lot of water, but that one killed his credibility with the press, and he had no advance warning.
That's why he's hanging them out to dry the way he is.

Who'd have thought he had it in him?

Posted by: SteinL at May 29, 2008 12:53 AM

he's got nothing in him but the willingness to say whatever advances the Scotty brand at the moment. he's another worthless lying Bushite POS, nothing more.

Posted by: ran at May 29, 2008 01:31 AM

Wasn't McC the rumoured link to Jeff Gannon in the WH? He must be sure they don't have anything icky on him there, though that rumour of course could have been the work of some other soft pudgy apparatchik eager to shift suspicion from themselves - like Rove.

Whatever happened to Gannon? (I don't need pictorial evidence, BTW)

Posted by: Glenn Condell at May 29, 2008 03:43 AM

Jonathan, I followed the link to your previous treasonous article, and saw:

Anyway, I'm not kidding about "My Plan for World Peace." Watch this space over the next three years for details.

You wrote that on April 22, 2004. So it's been four years now. I'm pretty new to this lovely site of yours-- did I miss out on the Plan?

Posted by: Quin at May 29, 2008 11:50 AM