Monday, October 17, 2005

Republican: The Party of Treason

A friend pointed me to this interesting article over at DailyKOS, which was originally posted at AMERICAblog:
If a senior White House staffer had intentionally outed an American spy during World War II, he'd have been shot.

We're at war, George Bush keeps reminding us. We cannot continue with business as usual. A pre-9/11 mentality is deadly. Putting the lives of our troops at risk is treason.

Then why is the White House and the Republican party engaged in a concerted campaign to make treason acceptable during a time of war? That's exactly what they're doing. On numerous news shows today, Republican surrogates, their talking points ready, issued variations of the following concerning White House chief of staff Karl Rove's outing of a covert CIA agent as part of a political vendetta:

- It's the criminalization of politics
- Is this 'minor' leak really worth all this?
- Political payback is common and should not be criminalized
- Mis-speaking or mis-remembering is not a crime

Yes, the Republicans are now making light of an intentional effort to expose an undercover CIA agent, working on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, no less, while we are at war in the Middle East on that very issue.

The GOP has become the party of treason.
Head on over to finish the post. It's worth the click.

1 comment:

SheaNC said...

They became the party of treason a long time ago. Watergate. Iran-Contra. 9/11. So many things... they have always been the party of treason. Maybe that's why publish so many books calling us traitors.