SCOTUS hates accountability regarding CIA Leak Case

Today we learn that the Supreme Court of the United States will not hear the appeal filed by Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson in their case against Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, Richard Armitage, and others. The decision marks yet another example of the unaccountable government you live under in the United States. The illusion of “checks and balances” is gone. The President can do no wrong, this is the tacit approval of the SCOTUS decision.

Melanie Sloan and CREW said:

22 Jun 2009 // Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order denying any further review of Valerie and Joseph Wilson’s civil lawsuit based on the unconstitutional actions of top Bush administration officials, bringing the case to a close. The Wilsons had sued former Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, I. Lewis Libby, and Richard Armitage for their concerted efforts to destroy Valerie Wilson’s career in retaliation for her husband exposing lies in President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address concerning Iraq’s alleged efforts to purchase uranium from Niger.

Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a counsel to the Wilsons said, “The Wilsons and their counsel are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case, but more significantly, this is a setback for our democracy. This decision means that government officials can abuse their power for political purposes without fear of repercussion. Private citizens like the Wilsons, who see their careers destroyed and their lives placed in jeopardy by administration officials seeking to score political points and silence opposition, have no recourse.”

Dick Cheney committed treason when he went after Plame, Wilson, and thwarted the CIA operation that was dedicated to keeping check on WMD headed to Iran. His words are hollow when he speaks of national security because he was the head of one of our worst leaks in CIA history.