How delicious is the timing of the unveiling of Deep Throat?
W. Mark Felt is today being called a “traitor” by Pat Buchanan. He is being dissed by the man he helped to convict as a common (and apparently unrepentful) criminal, G. Gordon Liddy. And, Nixon White House attorney, Leonard Garment, muses openly that Felt kept his secret for 31 years because he knew his actions were “dishonourable.”
Contrary to the opinions expressed by this group of criminals, rogues and fools, Mr. Felt and the Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein, and their boss, Ben Bradlee, performed their jobs with a spirit of patriotism that we could use more of today.
The “Downing Street Memo” may be the Bush Administration’s Watergate. If it’s true that “W” and his henchmen fixed the facts to suit their policy on Iraq, they are guilty of an even more heinous abuse of power than the Nixon administration.
Let’s hope the renewed spotlight on Watergate will set the wheels in motion to bring down another corrupt presidency, and in so doing, restore our country to greatness.