Sunday, June 10, 2012

What IS Watergate?

Our intrepid reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are back together again, and on the pages of the Washington Post no less, for the first time since they mined the Watergate scandal for all it was worth almost forty years ago.

Their subject?  Why, Watergate, of course, and they've organize their piece around answering the question posed in 1974 by Senator Sam Ervin, the Chairman of the Special Committee formed to investigate the scandal:  "What was Watergate?"

The answer, according to W & B, is that it was no less than five wars waged by then President Richard Nixon against America itself.

My question for them is why now?

It's true, in a week it'll be the 40th anniversary of the "third-rate burglary", but it has to be more than just that.  Surely they can't see a similar threat to liberty coming from the current White House occupant?  And why didn't they produce the piece on the 30th anniversary of the break-in when George Bush, a la Nixon, set about destroying the Republic?

They didn't trust Nixon.  I don't trust them.

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