So, the Plame case wasn't prosecuted or pursued severely enough to prevent
future similar instances and Plame herself didn't suffer enough and as a
result of this we need to be upset with Plame and not buy her book. Huh? Oh - and we need to be upset that the government goes after journalists
who have sources that reveal sensitive information that really does compromise
operatives. This editorial performs quite the mental gymnastics in
order to blame Plame and encourage people to not read her book. Sour grapes
In this case the Obama Administration did what the Bush Administration did not
do – seek out and arrest the person who exposed undercover operatives
working to thwart terrorist threats. Is that why Mr. Thomasson, a documented
supporter of the Bush Administration, has a burr under his blanket?According to court documents released in October of 2006, Lewis (Scooter)
Libby, the one Bush Administration figure who took the fall for everyone else,
testified that "he was specifically authorized in advance" of his
meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller to disclose the "key
judgments" of the October 2002 classified National Intelligence Estimate
(NIE). According to his testimony, the information that Libby was authorized to
disclose to Miller "was intended to rebut the allegations of an
administration critic, former ambassador Joseph Wilson."The NIE
contains no references to Valerie Plame or her CIA status, but the Special
Counsel suggested that White House actions were part of "a plan to
discredit, punish or seek revenge against Mr. Wilson."Mr.
Thomasson can believe whatever he wants but when he writes articles to inform
readers he ought to tell the truth.
As I understand it, Valerie Plame was working at the George Bush CIA
headquarters in Virginia along with thousands of other CIA agents when she was
"outed". That being the case, she was not put in any real jeopardy.
Had she been outed while a NOC in some hostile country then that would have been
a different story. In the D.C. area, I'll bet about everyone knows someone
who works at the CIA. It wasn't as if she were some James Bond who now
can't be sent out to kill the bad guys and save the world. Only, by her
account she seems to think she was. Maybe Hollywood can give her a TV show
about her exploits. Oh sorry, that role already went to Piper Perabo on Covert
It's OK cause it was the Bush Administration,in the same way they excuse
all those embassy attacks and those little lies about WMD. The GOP in general
like to blame the victims.
Since she didn't die or get captured, it wasn't a big deal. Got it.
...HereticEver heard about Benghazi? Well if Hillary runs, you
will. By the way, the system seems to be working well, as the GOP likes to
blame the victoms, and the Democrats like to BE the victoms. Symbiotic
relationship wouldn't you say?
The leaker of Plame's CIA employment was known to the special prosecutor
before Libby was indicted: Richard Armitage, a former State Dept. official. The
press and the Democrats were more interested in undermining the Bush
Administration than getting to the truth. No action was taken against Armitage,
the admitted leaker. If the huffing and puffing of outing CIA agents on the Left
were sincere, Armitage would have been prosecuted.
Outing a CIA agent, by Whitehouse staff wasn't a big deal?Ok.
SSMD - Who should have prosecuted Armitage? Shouldn't the Bush White House
had a hand in that since the president promised us all that he would punish
whoever was responsible? Wasn't it Bush's Attorney General who chose
not to prosecute Armitage? Wasn't Armitage part of the Bush Administration?
How is that the Democrats' fault. Please explain, in detail.
Thanks for letting me know about her book.I will buy it today
So you're saying Cheney and Rove aren't bad people?You lost
credibility if that's what you're getting at.
Really, no one is cashing in on repetition of the word Benghazi, while ignoring
the word nairobi? Get a grip.
Yes, Benghazi is the mother load yet outing a CIA agent for political gain is no
bid deal. This is exactly why I left the republican party and saw the light. I
guess I should thank you.