Fiat justitia, ruat coelum

“Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.”

This is the hot topic throughout the blogosphere, particularly over on Big Orange:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 – I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.

Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby’s testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said.

The notes, taken by Mr. Libby during the conversation, for the first time place Mr. Cheney in the middle of an effort by the White House to learn about Ms. Wilson’s husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, who was questioning the administration’s handling of intelligence about Iraq’s nuclear program to justify the war.

Isn’t this interesting. Maybe Cheniac wasn’t as careful as he – or I – thought he was. I’m getting in the mood for Fitzmas carols.

Sure, I’m feeling some schadenfreude. And true, I don’t have admonishments from my faith to avoid it, though there is the basic, karmic “do unto others” guideline that all decent belief systems have in one form or another. Still, I offer this simple visualization/prayer/invocation for this matter…

Let justice be done.

(/) Roland X
Hope is a phoenix


we shall see (4.00 / 2)

& former President George H.W. Bush himself said that outing a CIA operative is treasonous.

“There ain’t no sanity clause.” Chico Marx

by Asbury Park on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 02:09:00 PDT

News like this (none / 1)

Just increases my use of Gaviscon. Let justice be done – I will try this. I am having a hard time of late and needed to focus off of the fact that WE voted this guy in twice. Thank you.

God has many names

by leftofcenter on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 09:19:23 PDT

What do you mean “we”? (4.00 / 2)

I never voted for a Bush in my life.  And neither have a lot of the people who post here.

If you mean “we” in the collective sense, I suppose you’re right, because I suspect some of my relatives did vote for him (though, believe me, not a one of the ones who actually discuss politics and/or religion).

And I had a dyed-in-the-wool Republican apologize to me on election night for having voted for him the first time.

by loggersbrat on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 11:29:06 PDT

We as a nation (none / 1)

I’m unfortunately lumped into this category too.

Wow, that last part was nice! I still have people telling me that voting for baby killers is a grave sin. I don’t really need an apology (that must have felt good) but just stop it with the sinner stuff.

God has many names

by leftofcenter on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 12:34:51 PDT

And how many babies… (4.00 / 2)

…has Bush killed? Maybe not with his own hands, but dead babies he’s responsible for nonetheless.

If these people were serious about stopping abortions, they’d allow contraception — especially the kind that keeps conception from happening (as opposed to the kind that keeps the fertilized egg from “taking”).

Safe, legal and rare.

by Morgan on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 12:56:42 PDT

I want to say this real bad (none / 1)

But, as you have probably guessed by now, I’m working a pretty tough crowd. They watch the 700 club on a daily basis and don’t appreciate my view of anything. I’m not even sure I should try to talk with them about their political/religious beliefs (they are hopelessly intertwined at this point) because they are members of one of the non-profit drop-in centers that I run with government monies.

This is truly a dilemma for me. I don’t like the way that religious leaders are practically telling their followers to vote Republican, so I feel uncomfortable with discussing my personal views of politics with members. I’ve had pretty frank discussions with a couple of the members but I had to stop because I was about to say something I shouldn’t. I am at wits end over this, have been for years.

I could diary this ethical dilemma, but first I may be able to get this information in the back door. A group of members have joined NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). I have made arrangements to teach them about the legislative process, since I am the VP of NAMI here and I have a Masters in Political Science. If I can just get them fired up enough to watch legislation that effects them they will see the light, hopefully.

God has many names

by leftofcenter on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 17:51:57 PDT

it’s lines like that… (none / 1)

…that make me pro-life…

Join the battle against cosmic evil!

by gzt on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 16:30:22 PDT

Not sure who that was in response to.. (none / 1)

But I’m pro-life, too. I’m just not anti-choice ;-).

by Morgan on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 17:21:55 PDT

The title. (none / 1)

Join the battle against cosmic evil!

by gzt on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 17:23:31 PDT

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