Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

With Friends Like John Bolton...

Mr. Tact strikes again in, of all places, the sentencing letters for Scooter Libby.

In his plea (more like a harangue) for leniency on behalf of his former colleague, our erstwhile unconfirmable Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, delivered a lecture on the dangers of a nuclear world before enlightening Judge Reggie Walton on Scooter’s labors:

“Information flowed across his desk on a daily basis like water coming out of a high-pressure fire hydrant, with more demands for action than could humanly be met...In the face of all these demands, keeping every detail straight is impossible."

Bolton should know. At the time of the Valerie Plame outing, there were suspicions that his office was involved. But he does have a point. When there is so much chicanery going on, who can remember every detail? Alberto Gonzales is living proof of that.

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