Wednesday, June 01, 2005

No Limit To Watergater's Hypocrisy

The revelation that the FBI's second in command W. Mark Felt was the infamous Deep Throat who helped bring down President Richard Nixon has brought out a small horde of Watergate crimminals and Nixon administration members who are calling Felt a traitor.

Felons like G. Gordon Liddy said in published reports today that it was unethical for Felt to go to the press and not the grand jury with his information. Considering Liddy, along with 39 other people, did serious jail time for actively participating in a heinous crime and cover up. Liddy, a former FBI agent himelf, felt no compunction to reveal Nixon's crimminal behavior.

Henry Kissinger, Nixon's National Security Advisor, called Felt a "troubled man" to rat out Nixon's wrong doings instead of going to the police.

While Felt certainly could have taken the extra step and gone to the courts, he at least did something to tell the world what was happening inside the White House.

Nixon attempted to rig a presidential election, a terrible crime. For anyone involved to say anything negative about Felt is hypocrisy at its highest level.

1 Comments:

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Greg said...

I feel compelled to disagree, but I can't.

I'm waiting to see what Billy Safire, former Times columnist and Nixon speechwriter, has to say about this. Maybe he'll bubble up to the surface this week to offer some insights.

 

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