Elizabeth de la Vega
Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than
twenty years of experience. During her tenure, she was a member of the
Organized Crime Strike Force and Chief of the San Jose Branch of the US
Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Her pieces
have appeared in The Nation, the Los Angeles Times and Salon. She writes regularly for Tomdispatch.
Capitalizing on Bob Woodward's revelation that he was one of the first
to learn about Valerie Plame's CIA status, Scooter Libby's legal team
hopes that will get their client off the hook. That turkey won't fly.
The Bush Administration should be prosecuted for conspiracy to defraud
the United States by using half-truths and recklessly false statements
to lead the country into an illegal war. This article, is a
collaboration with TomDispatch.com.