Jack Goldsmith

You Have To Ask Better Questions.

Mr. President,
Could you get Addington to improve your vetting of government lawyers? It should be done the sooner rather than later so. You could fire all the government's lawyers and selectively re-hire them.
It would be a good way of avoiding lawyers like Jack Goldsmith and others who foolishly believe in the balance of powers, earlier in the game as you remake your presidency into a monarchy. Don't rush into it just think about it.

It's like when Goss had everyone in the CIA sign off a statement of loyalty to the president. Many government scientists and department heads have long been secured in this fashion. Some scientists have been difficult to remove like Hansen at NASA, but you still have plenty of loyal scientists in your pocket to overcome anything he says and you can impose bureaucratic media restrictions on him as well.

Sure people will argue that a record number of people have left government service as a result of new vetting practices and loyalty oaths. And yes many of the people you have lost were very talented and very experienced people at what they did but remember what Cheney keeps telling you. Take the long view. It will secure your place in history and it will provide a reassuring measure of consistency in the message when everyone is aboard. And you sure don't want the American public to get mixed messages do you?

Speaking about leaving town. Arab's professionals are leaving Iraq in droves. The once "pride of the Arab medical world" are moving out. It seems like the instability caused by your "plan for a democratic Iraq", helped them implement their exit plan.

What's with South Korea? I thought they were our allies? So how come they don't want to help you with super notes coming out of North Korea? Maybe they are more concerned with improving trade relations with their northern counterpart rather than make nice to you even though they may be getting paid in really really good looking counterfeit $100 bills.

I thought you emphatically stated that we do not negotiate with terrorists? So what's deal with today's news that American officials in Iraq are in face-to-face talks with high-level Iraqi Sunni insurgents? Has yesterday's terrorists become today's freedom fighters/partners in peace?

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Date: January 29, 2006 4:19:28 PM CST
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