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October 1, 2003

by V

Leaky White House

It sure is telling when the instinctive reaction of this Administration and its multitudinous sycophants is to find some way to smear and discredit the victims of a crime rather than get to the bottom of it.

The Unfrozen Caveman "Law Professor" may find modern concepts such as "blowing a cover" and "misprision of felony" complicated, confusing and frightening...

Robert Novak may have released an octopussian cloud of ink to obscure the landscape...

...but there are some fairly stark facts here that are hard to sweep under a rug:
  • Plame was an undercover operative. (So says the White House counsel's request to staff that they destroy nothing [more].)

  • Her name made it into the papers, revealing her CIA affiliation.

  • People in the Bush administration were the source.

  • Months have passed with no firings or prosecutions or (apparently) even internal investigations related to the incident.
And so, we come to this summary from Digby @ Hullabaloo:
If President Bush refuses to personally and forcefully pursue a national security risk on his own staff, how can we trust him to keep this country safe?
Damn straight.

Note: Anyone who isn't already reading Calpundit to follow this story is missing out.

Also, Slate wins the pithy headline contest for today with "Leaks and the Leaking Leakers Who Leak Them"
Posted by V at October 1, 2003 04:25 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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