White House

Target: Dick

Breaking news from the Huffington Post:

The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are working on stories that point to Vice President Dick Cheney as the target of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame's name.

Of course any rational person would presume that Dick "Other Priorities" Cheney -- a man famous for micromanaging, a man who selected himself to be Vice-President after an "exhaustive search," a man who was envisioning an Iraq invasion from back in his days with the Project for the New American Century -- would of course know what his number one guy, Scooter, was doing before Scooter did it. Especially if what Scooter was doing had to do with making sure Dick's takeover of Iraq was unimpeded. And we know Dick has DIRECTLY profited from the Iraq invasion. How much? Well, his Haliburton stock options have gone up A LOT according to Raw Story:

An analysis released by a Democratic senator found that Vice President Dick Cheney's Halliburton stock options have risen 3,281 percent in the last year.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) asserts that Cheney's options -- worth $241,498 a year ago -- are now valued at more than $8 million. The former CEO of the oil and gas services juggernaut, Cheney has pledged to give proceeds to charity.

So that's a gain of 7.75 MILLION DOLLARS IN ONE YEAR. This is blood money at a staggering level, folks. I would say Dick cared quite a lot about whether or not his administration invaded Iraq.

Can any of us really imagine that Scooter didn't tell Dick? We're talking about two extremely powerful guys named Scooter and Dick.