Friday, February 24, 2006

Breaking News! - Bush Has "Own Government"

New White House Bombshell As President Confirms It's "My Government"

Cabinet Meeting Comment Reveals Duel Government; Forces Administration To Admit Did Deal In Secret

Capital Hill, today, is in complete chaos, after President Bush let slip in a Cabinet Meeting yesterday that he owns the government.

Speaking to reporters at the end of a Cabinet Meeting, addressing the furor over the Administration's secret approval of a $6.8 billion sale that will allow a United Arab Emirates company to control six critical ports, the President said;

"The more people learn about the transaction that has been scrutinized and approved by my government, the more they'll be comforted that our ports will be secure."

The President's use of the term "my government" fueled critics who have long speculated that the Bush Administration has operated independently from the U.S. Government and late this morning White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan confirmed the move, saying that "we probably should have announced this sooner."

"The President just learned of this," stated McClellan, "about the same time you all did. He knew that it was going to be proposed, but didn't know that it was finally approved, until just before the Cabinet meeting."

Much of the Senate and the House learned of the new, secret Bush Government, following a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Warner (R-VA), to begin looking into the Dubai Port World sale.

Bush Government Approved In Secret Vote

According to sources close to the administration, the private Bush Government came in the same meeting that the Dubai Port World sale came up.

The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, after approving, in secret, the sale, giving control of the port operations in six, major American cities, to the UAE-owned company, a motion was brought up, as an extension to that sale, to formally recognize the private Bush Government.

None of the members of the committee, which includes representatives of the FBI and Pentagon, as well as the Secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Security, would comment on the proposal or vote, citing all records of it are classified.

Unconfirmed rumors also point to a "Signing Statement" by President Bush also may have played into the formation of his private government.

President Bush's increased use of "Signing Statements", as well as the efforts to expand executive powers, and the extraordinary reclassification of documents, were all part of the move to form a private government, according to the source.

'This didn't happen overnight," said the source.

Bipartisan Critics Say Signs Were There

Almost unilaterally, critics say, President Bush, and his administration, launched a preemptive war and occupation of Iraq, liberally and repeatedly leaked classified information of the U.S. Government, with complete disregard, failed to respond to the devastating Hurricane Katrina, initially citing and putting blame on local and state officials, the recent shooting by Vice President Dick Cheney that went unreported and undisclosed for over 14-hours, and now, the secret sale of the six, major port operations to a country, the UAE, that has ties to Sept. 11th and terrorism.

The reaction to a private Bush Government has been swift, heated and bipartisan.

"We sensed, for some time," said Senator Carl Levine (D-MI), "that they were out-of-touch and out-of-control, but I never expected to find that they had their own government."

"Who knew," said Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), "they when they boasted about having a "post-9-11 mindset", that it meant having their own government."

"This is way beyond being tone-deaf," said Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "They have a completely different agenda, a different allgiance, their own set of rules."

Both leaders of the House and Senate, as well as the minority leaders, denounced the move and called for "immediate and thorough hearings"

Special Committee Called; "We may be stuck with this private government for awhile"

"We're putting together a special, bipartisan committee, as we speak," according to a statement signed by Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. And House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Rep, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). "We need to get to the bottom of this and will subpoena the entire White House, if need be."

Privately, some members of the House and Senate are worried, based on the recent secret actions of the Bush Administration, that they "will ignore" and not recognize the new committee, or it's investigative powers

"I fear," said Pelosi, "I mean I really have deep fears that we may be stuck with this private Bush Government for awhile … Maybe until the end of his term."

In an effort seen as attempting to soften fears and calm down the reaction, Deputy White House Chief of Staff, and Special Council, Karl Rove, seen by many as the architect of the move, said that there's no requirement that we close this deal immediately."

"Too much of Washington - particularly, the Democrats," said Rove, "- are stuck in this pre-9-11-mindset. We have the vision, and the opportunity, to seize the moment and boldly define what is needed - a strong, post-9-11-mentality, and that's what we are doing."

Libby Dismal Motion Timed To Announcement; May Test new 'Cheney Decision" Law

Yesterday, lawyers of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former Chief of Staff, asked, in a motion, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton to dismiss all charges against him because a special prosecutor lacked the legal authority to bring the charges.

Libby contends that the Justice Department "improperly appointed" Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who is investigating the CIA Leak Case in which Libby, and others in the Bush Administration leaked the name and identity of covert CIA Agent Valerie Plame, therefore, making invalid the charges against Libby of perjury, making false statements and obstructing justice.

"They're going for broke," said Sonny Earl, editor of a Supreme Court newsletter that monitors the court's activities, 'OMIB" ('The Original Men In Black'). "They're going to push all the buttons on this one, make it a full, all-out assault on the Special Prosecutor, maybe even the court."

"They may even try to plug in the new "Cheney Decision" the law the White House and Justice pushed through last week. Bush may add a 'Signing Statement" to it, make it retro for Libby - at least, that's the rumor coming out of the Vice President's Office."

The new "Cheney Decision" allows persons of a certain income level the benefit of not being interviewed by law enforcement officials, following an incident or accident, for 12-hours, and in some cases, up to 36-hours

Bob Woodward May Be Outlet For New Secret Bush Government

There is growing rumors and speculation that Washington Post, and author, Bob Woodward will be tapped to "leak information" out on the new, secret Bush Government.

Reporting on The Huffington Post, as well as his own blog, journalist Murray Waas writes that Woodward as given special treatment and access to reams of classified information, when writing his books on the Bush Administration

"It wouldn't surprise me if the used Woodward, "said a veteran Capital Hill media person. "The real mystery will be is if he sits on it for months, maybe to write a new book, or if the Bush people tell him to sit on it, or leak it right away."

Rumors and speculation are also growing that the Chicago Tribune columnist and new Fox News analyst Robert Novak, former former New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time Magazine's Matthew Copper may also be sought by the secret Bush Government as outlets for leaks.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is said to have written most of the legal opinons that allowed President Bush to form his own, secret goverment

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