The Bush Family of Secrets: Truth or Reconciliation?
Russ Baker - 18 March 2009
They are really coming. Official investigations of the George W. Bush administration are on the way. Karl Rove and Harriet Miers have just agreed to limited testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, which is looking into the seemingly politically-motivated firings of seven U.S. Attorneys. Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and Patrick Leahy, his senate counterpart, have additional potential improprieties in their sights, and they are not alone. The Senate Intelligence Committee has already declared its intent to scrutinize CIA practices related to terrorism suspects. And that’s just for starters. We may soon become accustomed to powerful figures squirming as cameras flash, being asked about everything from war to Wall Street.
Politicians will appear heroic. The media will get a hot story they won’t have to do a bit of digging for. And the rest of us? Some insight, perhaps, into the power-grabbing, lies and greed of the last eight years.