Monday, November 07, 2005

Bush orders staff to attend ethics meetings?

"President Bush has ordered White House staff to attend mandatory briefings beginning next week on ethical behavior and the handling of classified material after the indictment last week of a senior administration official in the CIA leak probe." - Washington Post 11/5/05

Maybe it's a little too late Mr. Bush especially after you've hired people like:

Eliott Abrams- who was promoted to be his deputy national security adviser. A leading neoconservative, who was involved in the Iran-Contra Affair, over which he subsequently pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of unlawfully withholding information from Congress.

Then of course there was John Poindexter who was tapped to be involved with the TIA Total Information Awarness program at the Department of Defense. though he is better known for destroying information than for gathering it. Before a congressional investigating committee in 1986, he admitted that, as President Reagan's national security adviser, he destroyed evidence in connection with the Iran-contra affair.

Here is a tip Mr. President the best way to avoid ethical problems in your administration is not to hire people who have a track record of being unethical in the first place and especially those who lie to Congress and the American people and are caught destroying evidence. Let them get shows at Fox News like Oliver North.

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