Monday, March 17, 2008

Bush Sings, National Press Corps Yuks it Up, While the Country Goes to Hell 

Michael J. Garcia: The Bush Lackey Behind the Spitzer Sting 


It's important to understand that whoever leaked word of Spitzer's tryst to the New York Times broke the law because it's against the law to reveal information on an ongoing criminal investigation. One of the most likely sources is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York -- Michael J. Garcia.

In March 2003 President Bush appointed Michael J. Garcia as the Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in November 2003. Assistant Secretary Garcia led the second largest investigative agency in the Federal Government with over 20,000 employees, including 6,000 investigators, and a budget of more than $4 billion. The ICE mission is to secure the homeland through enforcement of immigration and customs laws and by protecting U.S. commercial aviation and federal facilities. ...

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Meanwhile in Iraq ... 

Los Angeles Times, March 17:

BAGHDAD -- A female suicide bomber killed 36 people and a roadside bomb claimed the lives of two U.S. soldiers today as U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Republican Sen. John McCain sought to draw attention to successes in Iraq on separate visits to the country. ...

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Spitzer Bust Tied to Bank Bailout, says Palast 

gregpalast.com, March 14:

While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, George Bush’s new Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was secretly handing over $200 billion in a tryst with mortgage bank industry speculators.

Both acts were wanton, wicked and lewd. But there’s a BIG difference. The Governor was using his own checkbook. Bush’s man Bernanke was using ours. ...

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