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Bush Brain Down the Drain?
PEJ News (Canada) ^ | July 1, 2005 | C. L. Cook

Posted on 07/02/2005 12:51:07 PM PDT by rface

The Valerie Plame case has sat festering at the heart of the Bush administration for more than two years, waiting for the pin to burst the pustule promising to bring down the criminal enterprise currently ruling America. Prior to the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bushists sent out Joseph Wilson III, former ambassador to Iraq, to Africa to investigate allegations Iraq was seeking yellow-cake uranium, the raw ore needed to refine nuclear weapon grade material. Wilson, a dedicated professional, took his job seriously and his investigation debunked the charge completely. But, that wasn't what the Bush camp wanted to hear.

Wilson duly reported his findings, but the Bush administration decided to ignore them, preferring instead to reiterate the bogus yellow-cake claims to bolster their campaign to attack Iraq. In Bush's State of the Union address, a constitutionally mandated responsibilty, the claims were again mentioned, prompting Wilson to write an op-ed peice, published in the New York Times, challenging the veracity of the "President." That would not do. White House minions quickly leaked information concerning a "deep-cover" CIA agent, a distinct violation of national security laws, effectively outing one Valerie Plame. Plame happens to be the wife of Joseph Wilson III.

In what was widely perceived as neat punishment, and a shot over the bow of potential future whistle-blowers, Plame's career was effectively ended. But less noted, Valerie Plame's contacts over a twenty-plus year period were too exposed. Reportedly, more than 90 of them were assassinated as a result of the leak. This more worrisome considering Plame's area of interest was the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the very area of pressing concern regarding Iraq in 2002/3.

As with most of the dirty doings of the current administration, the Plame Affair has been buried, put through bureaucratic processes to buy time for Bush. But nothing stays buried forever. The blatant criminality of their actions are now bubbling back to the surface, and Bush's Numero Uno, Karl Rove, affectionately known to George as "Turd Blossom" looks ready to take the fall for the capital offense of treason.

The significance of this latest development will not likely appear in the headlines for a few weeks yet, but it cannot be over-emphasized. Karl Rove (nee Roverer) has been, more than any other individual, the architect of what the world has suffered in these last years of the Bush presidency. These treasonable offenses, revealed thanks to Time Inc. are indefencible. The effects of this will rock the empirical plotting of George W. Bush and his accomplices, if given enough exposure.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcast from the University of Victoria, Canada and serves as a contributing editor to PEJ.org.


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KEYWORDS: cialeak; karlrove
I have not heard the White House or Rove do any denying ---- is it possible that Bush and Rove are letting this story gain some momentum so that they can pull the legs out from under it later this week????? - or - which direction is this flag blowing?
1 posted on 07/02/2005 12:51:07 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface
But,

a misplaced comma.

ignorance abounds.

2 posted on 07/02/2005 12:53:50 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: rface


I've seen no evidence whatsoever of this, so I'm chalking it up to wishful leftie thinking til I hear otherwise. It doesn't fit with what's been said about the source so far, either.


3 posted on 07/02/2005 12:54:53 PM PDT by HarryCaul
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To: rface
Stopped reading...HERE:

Prior to the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq

That this "writer" is so out of it he isn't even aware that the libs have pretty much dropped Wilson because subsequent information shows he was WRONG about everything says a lot about the idiocy of the left.

4 posted on 07/02/2005 12:55:14 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: rface

They probably don't have a clue what Cooper's notes say. They did not write them.

When the notes are released, the story will either wither, while we conservatives pound the bejeebers out of these Dems who've fingered Rove with no supporting evidence, or it will take off.


5 posted on 07/02/2005 12:55:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rface

Wishful thinking about Rove. He's clean.


6 posted on 07/02/2005 12:55:38 PM PDT by Tom Bombadil
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To: rface
I have not heard the White House or Rove do any denying ---- is it possible that Bush and Rove are letting this story gain some momentum so that they can pull the legs out from under it later this week????? - or - which direction is this flag blowing?

They didn't deny the National Guard fake memos either, and that got Danny Boy and CBS to think, "whoopee!" Look how that worked out. I don't know if the White House is run by strategic geniuses or is just lucky, but either way, I wouldn't want to go too far out on the "Rove did it" limb if I were a Democrat or a media person.

7 posted on 07/02/2005 12:56:03 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: rface

good lord, this is the canadian version of DU I see.


8 posted on 07/02/2005 12:56:08 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: rface

Bull hockey --and it's been discussed over and over on this Bd for 2 days--Here's the likely source of the non-criminal leak:






To make a long story short, CIA's counterproliferation division, including Plame, hosted a meeting on 19 Feb 02 to discuss sending Wilson to Africa. A State Department (INR) guy took notes--and he likely had no idea she was a NOC. Somewhere between 7-10 July (after Wilson's NYTimes article, but before Novak's) a memo was sent to Sec Powell via White House trip communications, and it leaked. This doesn't seem to me to fit under the relevant statute.

BTW, Victoria Toensing made a similar case to Lowry's last month. And though I don't have the background to assess the legal arguments, as a practical matter this case looks to be going nowhere . . . which might be a better argument than citing a nonexistent privilege.



beldar.blogs.com/beldarblog/2005/02/something_not_t.html#c4006888


9 posted on 07/02/2005 12:57:03 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: rface

This should not have been posted without a very prominent vomit alert.


10 posted on 07/02/2005 12:57:22 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: rface
Reportedly, more than 90 of them were assassinated as a result of the leak.

Reported where? DU?

11 posted on 07/02/2005 12:58:09 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: rface

The writer of this garbage must be competing for the Guiness Book record on how many lies you can fit in one paragraph!


12 posted on 07/02/2005 12:58:11 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: John Valentine

I wanted to make you puke - this is a sneak attack


13 posted on 07/02/2005 12:58:27 PM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: rface
About the Peace, Earth & Justice News PEJ News: This free email and web service provides news, opinion and analysis of peace, environment (earth) and justice issues. Stay informed with postings often days, weeks and months ahead of the mainstream media, and often never covered in the mass market. PEJ News is produced entirely by volunteers, and is a project of the non-profit Prometheus Institute based in Victoria, Canada.

Yeah, these guys are who I trust with the news.

14 posted on 07/02/2005 12:58:45 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: rface
Wilson, a dedicated professional, took his job seriously and his investigation debunked the charge completely. Sorry pal, not quite what happened.
15 posted on 07/02/2005 12:59:28 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: rface

More trickeration, just like the National Guard memos. Watch and see, the MSM will be made fools of again.


16 posted on 07/02/2005 12:59:59 PM PDT by balch3
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To: rface

The stupid press sure tries to do its best trumpeting non-stories.


17 posted on 07/02/2005 1:00:08 PM PDT by demlosers (Allegra: Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home.)
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To: Dog Gone

"Reportedly" by anonymous sources. You need a really deep throat to swallow this bilge.


18 posted on 07/02/2005 1:01:38 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: rface
This guy is piling up lies faster than a Rather wrapup.

Laurie O'Donnell's musings aside, does anyone think the NY Times and Time would send reporters to jail to protect Karl Rove?

19 posted on 07/02/2005 1:01:47 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: rface

This story has no "momentum". This is merely some liberal musings posted on a website called "Peace, Earth, and Justice News." Rove is too smart to get himself into any kind of serious legal trouble. This "story" is just slighly more reasonable than the insane rantings posted at DU.


20 posted on 07/02/2005 1:02:14 PM PDT by defenderSD (Suddenly the raven on Scalia's shoulder stirred and spoke. Quoth the raven...."Nevergore.")
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Some doofus over at DU thinks that this is the first post re O'Donnell's rant. Poor little dear has trouble exploring this site...there are at least 2 other threads related to this.

They are beside themselves over there...it's going to be utterly hilarious when this turns out to be a whole lot of nothing.

21 posted on 07/02/2005 1:02:19 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: rface

Bah. If it was Rove, the media would have taken him down long ago, probably just before the election.


22 posted on 07/02/2005 1:03:48 PM PDT by AZLiberty
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To: Dr.Hilarious

ROFL...objective analysis at it's finest


23 posted on 07/02/2005 1:04:18 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: sofaman
...it's going to be utterly hilarious when this turns out to be a whole lot of nothing.

I don't know - I can see this going either direction, but if it falls on Rove, then I suspect that the fall-out will be less than the DUmmies hope for, but more than what we would like to see.

If Rove's fingerprints are not on this, the the MSM takes another huge hit.

24 posted on 07/02/2005 1:06:56 PM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: rface

Maybe Bush should invite Wilson to a tea sipping investigation in ANWR?


25 posted on 07/02/2005 1:11:33 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<< Ad Campaign for Durbin the Turban in profile)
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To: wildwood
And he can't spell. 90 agents wasted? Give me a break!
26 posted on 07/02/2005 1:15:11 PM PDT by foghornleghorn
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To: rface
Isikoff's article for Newsweek...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1435411/posts

27 posted on 07/02/2005 1:25:49 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: rface

I work in a hospital. I see worse than puke every day.

Re this "story," where they refer to our "President" thus: What makes the Canadians so hateful?


28 posted on 07/02/2005 2:23:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: foghornleghorn

oh,now, don't make me actually READ this POS.


29 posted on 07/02/2005 2:27:00 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: Pikamax; Dr.Hilarious; Dog Gone; AZLiberty; John Valentine; rface

What kind of conservative reads Peace Earth & Justice News? Rface, who are you really?


30 posted on 07/02/2005 3:26:49 PM PDT by carl in alaska (Hey John Kerry...we don't do this just for "entertainment.")
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Rface, who are you really?

I fear few things, especially something titled PeaceEarth&Justice....plus I am a monthly donor....you can call me Karl

31 posted on 07/02/2005 3:58:25 PM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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>>"90 agents wasted'>>>>

Does he mean they were drunk?


32 posted on 07/02/2005 4:07:32 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: rface
Reportedly, more than 90 of them were assassinated as a result of the leak. This more worrisome considering Plame's area of interest was the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the very area of pressing concern regarding Iraq in 2002/3.

Really, some sort of actual proof would be nice.

34 posted on 07/02/2005 7:00:47 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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