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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The most in-your-face criminal gang the world has ever seen

all effort to maintain even a pretense of accountability and respect for the rule of law has been abandoned...
The White House has acknowledged recycling its backup computer tapes of e-mail before October 2003, raising the possibility that many electronic messages — including those pertaining to the CIA leak case — have been taped over and are gone forever.

The disclosure came minutes before midnight Tuesday under a court-ordered deadline that forced the White House to reveal information it has previously refused to provide.

Among the e-mails that could be lost are messages swapped by any White House officials involved in discussions about leaking a CIA officer's identity to reporters.

Before October 2003, the White House recycled its backup tapes "consistent with industry best practices," according to a sworn statement by a White House aide.

Backup tapes are the last line of defense for saving electronic records.

Separately, the statement reveals the extent to which the White House is apparently unable to answer how many e-mails are missing from White House servers.

The White House "does not know if any e-mails were not properly preserved in the archiving process," said the statement by Theresa Payton, chief information officer for the White House Office of Administration. "We are continuing our efforts," said Payton, whose staff is responsible for the White House e-mail system.

If the e-mails were not saved, the White House might have violated two laws requiring preservation of documents that fall into the categories of federal records or presidential records.

yeah... well... ok... it was abandoned quite some time ago...

my fantasy...

scene: fade-in to white house conference room where george bush, dick cheney, and their senior staff aides are seated along one side of the table... across from them are seated select senior members of congress, the military, and the judiciary, who have jointly requested the meeting...

congressional spokesperson: thank you, mr. president for agreeing to meet with us and for gathering your senior officials on such short notice... let me get right to the point... we are here to demand your resignation and that of the key members of your administration... we are doing this under the full authority of the united states constitution... the supreme court has affirmed that we have this authority, and the joint chiefs of staff have agreed to provide us with the full backing of the united states military... our intent is not a takeover, but rather to restore the rule of law, adherence to the constitution with its mandated balance of powers, and the responsibility for accountability and oversight that the constitution has vested in congress... a caretaker administration has been appointed and is waiting to assume the day-to-day functions of running the government until such time as national elections can be scheduled, no later than six months from today... should you choose not to comply with this request, mr. president, the joint chiefs of staff have authorized the senior military provost marshall to detain you and your officials so that the caretaker government can be installed...

hey...! it's MY fantasy, and i'm stickin' to it...

just for fun, besides george and dick, who else would you want seated at the table...?

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