(UCS NEWs:Washington D.C.) This week the number of Republican politicians entangled in the Jack Abramoff corruption case has accelerated past the number of Americans killed in the Iraq War. In Iraq the death rate of American troops has stabilized and is no longer increasing. The Bush Administration however is still under intense fire as three more Republican congressmen have fallen. New filings by federal prosecutors in Abramoff corruption case have lifted the total number of indictments over 2275. As of this week the official DOD total number for US troops killed Iraq is 2273
Three more members of Congress have been linked to the criminal efforts of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, Don Young, R-Alaska and Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va have all been implicated in a scam to provide “favors” for Jack Abramoff and his associates. The filings in U.S. District Court allege wrongdoing by the elected officials and lists them as targets for further indictments.
The White House is clearly worried. “The casualty data from Iraq has George W. Bush worried but the American people have shown great patience and have accepted the continuing cost of our mistakes in Iraq.” Said White House spokesperson Scott McClellan. How long the American voters can tolerate the corruption, mismanagement and spectacular incompetence of the Bush administration is unknown.
Critics contend the American people will not stand for more of this runaway corruption. “With the nation at war our troops are sacrificing their lives for a lost cause, all the while the people that sent them to die are enriching themselves with self-serving back room deals.” Said Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, Founder of the Daily Kos. “It’s very sad to have front line solders being shot, maimed and killed while Jack Abramoff, Tom Delay and their corrupt associates are out golfing in Scotland.” Said Markos. Far worse is that Tom Delay was enjoying himself while collecting a salary from US tax payers.
In an effort clean up the corruption case Karl Rove has been called in to try to stop the political bleeding. “The loss of three more brave congressmen has shocked the President and he has vowed to take action to reduce the troubling losses.” Rove stated to the White House press room. Those close to Rove and the President have said in confidence, “The administration is hoping the body count in Iraq tops the number of indictments as this may divert attention away from the administrations ethical failings.”