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Friday, September 01, 2006
The Plame Game
This is from an op-ed in the Washington Post.

It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago.

His identity was known

Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.

Not only did Bush’s posse not do anything illegal, they did not do anything unethical. If anyone acted unethically, it was Joe Wilson.

I am waiting for an apology, but I will not hold my breath.

This reminds me of the ENRON scandal. I remember people saying Ken Lay would get away with his crimes because he was the president’s friend. That outrageous claim did not pan out either.
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Blogger Democrat said...
You RWW's are all the same. It doesn't matter how wrong one of you guys may be, you fight to the death to prove they were not wrong. If George W. Bush was caught raping a puppy on television you guys would say it was a terrorist puppy... Spell this: S Y C O P H A N T S!

Anyway, it was not Joe Wilson's fault. Read this.


Blogger Media Tycoon said...
Say what you like, but the Post and the Times have both jumped off the beat up Bush band wagon - at least on this issue. this is dead, and frankly, i'm embarressed for people who really thought this was going anywhere.

Blogger Democrat said...
Yeah, Media, they've done it through Op-Ed pieces, not articles. Do you know what an Op-Ed piece is?

Rest assured, Media, this Plame thing is far from over.


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