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Was Scooter the Leaker? [Plame CIA leak]
The Washington Post ^ | 4/29/04 | Richard Leiby "reliable source"

Posted on 04/29/2004 6:41:43 AM PDT by Gothmog

"Those hoping to solve the mystery of who leaked the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame...won't find a clear answer in the new book by" Joe Wilson.

In his book "Wilson points to" VP Cheney's "chief of staff, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, as 'quite possibly the person who exposed my wife's identity.'"

Wilson also claims "that a 'workup' on his background was done by the White House in March 2003 after his public criticism of Iraq policy. 'The other name that has most often been repeated to me...is that of Elliott Abrams.'"

And he still thinks Rove may have done it.

"'The workup on me that turned up the information on Valerie was shared with Karl Rove, who then circulated it in administration and neoconservative circles," Wilson alleges."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cialeak; joewilson; plame; scooterlibby
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I hope I excerpted that enough. The media's going to jump all over this today. It will be 'what did Bush 'admit to' at his 9/11 hearing and who in his admin leaked Plame's name.
1 posted on 04/29/2004 6:41:44 AM PDT by Gothmog
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To: Gothmog

The political pimp...
the asinine ambassador...
that wizard of Washington...

I give you - Mr. Bond, Jane Bond

2 posted on 04/29/2004 6:45:42 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla
I'm bored by the end of the sentence on the cover.

Who the hell wants to read that book? He wasn't on the "inside" of any of the run up to war.

Luckily for him, every library in the country is run by liberals who will buy plenty of copies, using local tax money.

But I just don't see the average person buying a book that could have been written on both sides of a single sheet of paper. Maybe one side.

3 posted on 04/29/2004 6:49:40 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Gothmog
My prediction is that the reading public will greet this PoS's PoS with a dramatic yawn in contrast to the RATmedia fawn.
4 posted on 04/29/2004 6:49:50 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies foreign and domestic RATmedia agree: Bush must be destroyed.)
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To: Quilla
I wonder if he mentions in his book about how he betrayed his wife's identity by listing her as his spouse on his internet bio and how she listed her CIA cover on a check to Gore that made it publically available.
5 posted on 04/29/2004 6:50:25 AM PDT by Gothmog (The 2004 election won't be about what one did in the military, but on how one would use it)
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To: Gothmog
How many different people has he claimed was the source for the leak of his wifes name?
6 posted on 04/29/2004 6:54:49 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Quilla
The guy to the right of Kerry in this cartoon looks an awful lot like Wilson don't you think?


7 posted on 04/29/2004 6:56:35 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: Gothmog
So the book that was supposed to answer the burning
question of "who outed Valerie Plame", doesn't.
Why would anyone buy this book?
8 posted on 04/29/2004 6:58:24 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Phantom Lord
I think he's just throwing out lib red meat names like Abrams, Cheney CoS Libby and, of course, Rove. If he said it was 'deputy jr. assistant press flack joe smith' no one would get excited and buy his book.

With Wilson it's all about the hype.
9 posted on 04/29/2004 6:58:53 AM PDT by Gothmog (The 2004 election won't be about what one did in the military, but on how one would use it)
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To: dead
Luckily for him, every library in the country is run by liberals who will buy plenty of copies, using local tax money.

I understand that authors keep copies of their books "on ice" to boost sales figures. I rent a space in a mini-storage facility. They have asked me to cancel my lease and vacate the premises. Apparently Johnny Cochran has every single spot rented in this rather large facility. Guess what he's storing? Thousands upon thousands of copies of his book! I wonder where Hillary's renting space?

10 posted on 04/29/2004 6:59:19 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: mass55th
That's Kerry's butler!!! Now I know who James Wilson reminds me of - a butler.
11 posted on 04/29/2004 7:00:38 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Gothmog
The media's going to jump all over this today. It will be 'what did Bush 'admit to' at his 9/11 hearing and who in his admin leaked Plame's name.

Wanna bet? This guy's 15 minutes is over.

He better be careful who he slanders.

12 posted on 04/29/2004 7:00:40 AM PDT by sinkspur (Adopt a dog or a cat from an animal shelter! It will save one life, and may save two.)
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To: Gothmog
Who was responsible for bringing the head of CIA OPs division to the 9/11 commission for a public outing.

This is the first time in history that this was done. The man can no longer go overseas since his picture has been in the paper.

Anyone know how to bring this to the attention of Robert Novak? The Justice Dept? The FBI?
13 posted on 04/29/2004 7:03:51 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Gothmog
Wilson should be throttled with the fan belt on his own Jag-U-Ar...isn't he the sharpie that insisted that Karl Rove be "frogmarched out of the WH in cuffs"?????? What an idiot!

14 posted on 04/29/2004 7:08:17 AM PDT by soozla (1-877KARZFORKIDZ - makeitstop!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Gothmog
I doubt this or any of the other books in the Bash Bush parade are going to change anyone's mind. Those who hate the president did before and still will.

Those who don't and either like him or at least think he's doing the best he can under the circumstances will yawn again.

They make the authors money, which is fine, and give the cable shows something to talk about.

As far as I'm concerned, whenther he lurches to the left or to the right, Kerry is still Lurch!
15 posted on 04/29/2004 7:10:22 AM PDT by ISonnet
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To: Gothmog
This another lie, myth, fable or son of deep throat being pushed by the Compost.

The vile left wing critter responsible for this entire mess was the creative boss of the Main Plame, Alan Foley!

He has resigned/retired from the CIA after this mess blew up.

If the Compost was a real newspaper instead of a tool of the DNC, they would be all over Foley like a Rat Terrier. Instead they are acting like al Querry's French Poodle.

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/979978/posts

Head of CIA Weapons Analysis Program Leaving
Reuters ^ | 09-10-03


Posted on 09/10/2003 5:28:27 PM PDT by Brian S


Wed September 10, 2003 02:16 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top CIA expert on weapons of mass destruction, who became embroiled in controversy over whether the White House stretched evidence about Iraq's programs, said he planned to leave the agency in October.

Alan Foley, who heads the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center, told colleagues in a note dated Aug. 29 that he had been "thinking about life after the agency for some time" and decided to leave after 26 years to enter the private sector.

He alluded to this summer's finger-pointing between the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House over who was responsible for an unsubstantiated claim in President Bush's State of the Union address in January that Iraq had sought uranium from Africa.

Critics seized on the reference, later found to have been partly based on forged documents, as a sign the White House had exaggerated the threat from Iraq to build support for the war.

"While I can't prevent the inevitable speculation that will be generated by the timing of my decision, I want you to know that this is something that I decided entirely on my own," Foley said in the note, obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

"I can't deny that the pressures of the past few months have not weighed heavily in my mind, but there are many other aspects to my decision, not the least of which is that I'm intrigued by the prospect of trying my hand at a second career in the private sector," he said.

U.S. officials have said White House National Security Council weapons expert Bob Joseph discussed the uranium line with Foley, but there were differing recollections about who said what.

In one version, Joseph asked CIA's Foley if it was OK to use the uranium line in the speech and cite the British as the source, and that the CIA approved that language.

In another version, Foley told the White House's Joseph the CIA had recommended the British not include the claim in their September 2002 dossier on Iraq but the British included it anyway, citing intelligence that the Americans did not have.
16 posted on 04/29/2004 7:10:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you are a terrorist, beware, because your last day was yesterday! (Fallujah 4/27/04))
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To: Quilla
"Inside the lies that led to war and betrayed my wife's CIA identity"?!?

Criminy! He sounds like a high school girl upset because the word got out she has a crush on the football captain.

And the only person who cares about his wife's CIA identity is him. He's like the Darva Conger of the pundit world. "All I want is my privacy, therefore I am publishing this book..."
17 posted on 04/29/2004 7:14:53 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: Grampa Dave
Yeah, and Plame and Foley used to sit right next to each other. How do you suppose Wilson got picked for the Nigeria scam?
18 posted on 04/29/2004 7:28:00 AM PDT by Gothmog (The 2004 election won't be about what one did in the military, but on how one would use it)
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To: Gothmog
LOLOLOL........possibly, or, on the other hand, maybe, might be......

Who wrote this book, J f'n Kerry?

19 posted on 04/29/2004 7:29:20 AM PDT by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: Quilla
Is that really the book cover or did someone photoshop it?
20 posted on 04/29/2004 7:34:12 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Gothmog
Chrissy Mathews has been on a Jihad against Scooter Libby for a long time now. He starts foaming at the mouth every time he mentions the name like this guys is more evil than Karl Rove.
21 posted on 04/29/2004 7:39:27 AM PDT by McGruff (It's payback time!)
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To: Gothmog
Also, Tenet, knew nothing about Wilson's trip until afterwards. There was nothing in Wilson's report at that time, that was worthy of note.

Of course the Compost and other left wing media outlets are ignoring this reality.
22 posted on 04/29/2004 7:41:33 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you are a terrorist, beware, because your last day was yesterday! (Fallujah 4/27/04))
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To: Quilla

Has it ever been leaked that "Joseph Wilson" is none other than.... Johnny Cash?

23 posted on 04/29/2004 7:45:49 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Grampa Dave
And no other media sources ever report or question Wilson about how/why he was 'leaking' his trips to Senate dems desperate for a way to attack Bush right after the stunning success of the major military operations in liberating Iraq.
24 posted on 04/29/2004 7:49:05 AM PDT by Gothmog (The 2004 election won't be about what one did in the military, but on how one would use it)
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To: Lancey Howard

25 posted on 04/29/2004 7:55:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gothmog
Wilson was the real leaker.

Peter King nailed him in an article last year. Wilson probably violate several oaths if he was on a legitimate trip for the CIA.
26 posted on 04/29/2004 8:01:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you are a terrorist, beware, because your last day was yesterday! (Fallujah 4/27/04))
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To: Gothmog
I know who leaked it. It was Joe Wilson himself with an anonymous e-mail. He sent it to a right leaning reporter, Novak, to cover his trail.

Now, he and his wife can afford a new Jaguar because with his book their combined salaries just went from $150,000 to $1,500,000.

27 posted on 04/29/2004 8:04:26 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: cyncooper; redlipstick
Calling Chris Matthews! Calling Chris Matthews!!!

SCOOTER ALERT!!!!


28 posted on 04/29/2004 8:05:50 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: dead
...and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity

High School USA!

29 posted on 04/29/2004 8:07:31 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: McGruff
"He starts foaming at the mouth every time he mentions the name like this guys is more evil than Karl Rove."

I would not imply that Karl Rove is EVIL.

Perhaps that is not what you meant.

You could have used, "more evil than B & H."
30 posted on 04/29/2004 8:09:03 AM PDT by kddid
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To: Gothmog
Ah, Yes. For 15 Minutes of Fame Came Same Plame Name Blame Game . Shame!
31 posted on 04/29/2004 8:12:21 AM PDT by Reo
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To: kddid
I would not imply that Karl Rove is EVIL.
Perhaps that is not what you meant.

What I meant is that in Matthew's and the other RATs so called minds Karl Rove is evil. To me, he's a hero.

32 posted on 04/29/2004 8:16:59 AM PDT by McGruff (It's payback time!)
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To: Gothmog
"'The workup on me that turned up the information on Valerie was shared with Karl Rove, who then circulated it in administration and neoconservative circles," Wilson alleges."

Sure it was, Joe. Just like you claimed your trip to Niger was briefed to the VP, right?

Wrong:

Text of CIA Director George Tenet's statement

Excerpt:

Because this report, in our view, did not resolve whether Iraq was or was not seeking uranium from abroad, it was given a normal and wide distribution, but we did not brief it to the President, Vice-President or other senior Administration officials.

~snip~

How does Wilson even know there was a "workup", let alone who it was shared with?

Actually, I hope there was one, as surely he knows his anti-war screeds printed in the likes of The Nation caught the eye of someone--as well they should have.

We freepers knew long ago that the claims his book would "reveal" the "leaker" of his idiotic wife's name was so much BS. Once again, we were correct. This man is such a vile fool.

33 posted on 04/29/2004 8:22:19 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Gothmog
she listed her CIA cover on a check to Gore that made it publically available.

I have been avidly following this story and this is the first I heard about the check to Gore. Link, please?

34 posted on 04/29/2004 8:24:19 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Howlin
LOL

Thanks for the ping!
35 posted on 04/29/2004 8:28:32 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Quilla
"Inside the lies that led to War and Betrayed my Wife's CIA Identity."

Lie #1., "Wilson investigated and debunked the claim that Saddam Hussein bought yellow-cake uranium in Niger." Wilson did nothing of the sort. He not only didn't investigate anything, he has lied about every aspect of this issue from the beginning. He had NO expertise or background in WMD or nuclear weapons issues, or any business at all, in investigating this issue. He is a partisan plant, with Hillary's (via Foley) fingerprints all over him.

Lie #2., That lies were told by the Bush Administration at all. Funny thing is, the last book in the Bush Bash Bunch wasn't much of a bash at all. Woodward's book actually confirms that Bush DID NOT exaggerate or lie about the then available evidence of WMDs in Iraq. Add to this, more and more direct evidence of the existence of WMDs is being uncovered, in particular as a result of the foiled Jordanian Poison Gas/Bomb plot.

Lie #3, "...and Betrayed my Wife's CIA Identity" In order to betray something, it has to have been secret or confidential in the first place. There are plenty of good reasons to NOT classify Plame as a covert operative, as she worked as a staffer at the time. Plus, Wilson himself was rather loose with his wife's identity in his own web site, a full year before this. Finally, it was more than an open secret that Plame was a CIA employee, among the Washington Press Corps. This was the result of both Plame and Wilson beating their own gums antecedent to the supposed "leak" of her identity. So, exactly WHO betrayed whom?

Fraud is what is going on here. This whole "Tempest in a Teapot" was an afterthought when it was first concocted. Wilson is an also ran. His stale and disproved accusations have no buzz life left in them.

36 posted on 04/29/2004 8:29:35 AM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: Quilla
What the heck is that bracelet on Wilson's left wrist? It looks as if he's wearing handcuffs.
37 posted on 04/29/2004 8:29:46 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Hate is a left-wing value.)
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To: linn37
That's really the cover - straight from the Drudge Report. Notice the words "A Diplomat's Memoir" on the building fascia in the background. He manages to get ambassador, diplomat, and CIA all on the cover to inflate his and his wife's prestige. Please.
38 posted on 04/29/2004 8:33:34 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Howlin; cyncooper

plus

plus

equals

39 posted on 04/29/2004 8:34:18 AM PDT by EllaMinnow ("Pessimism never won any battle." - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Denver Ditdat
African tea sipping bracelet - they're all the rage in Nairobi.
40 posted on 04/29/2004 8:35:44 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Grampa Dave
Didn't I read somewhere that Wilson never submitted a WRITTEN report? Correct me if I'm wrong.
41 posted on 04/29/2004 8:35:49 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Gothmog
Gee, I sure hope "JOE WILSON" has identified who it was that sent him "yellowcake" hunting in the first place!!!!!

That is the real story and I do hope we finally learn that bit of info, maybe it was Richard Clarke who put his name in the hat and maybe it was Richard Clarke who told Novak about his wife!!!
42 posted on 04/29/2004 8:37:19 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: redlipstick
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

43 posted on 04/29/2004 8:37:26 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Lancey Howard
"Joseph Wilson" is none other than.... Johnny Cash?

As I understand it, he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

44 posted on 04/29/2004 8:38:57 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: cyncooper
Really? This has been reported in the press. If you go to fec.gov you can search individual donations. When you enter in "Wilson" and "Valerie" you'll find one of those entries listed as contributing $1,000 to Gore from a DC address. When you click on the link to the image you can see the actual fec report with her and her husband listed as both donating from that same address. The employer she listed was her CIA cover.

Here's a link to the image.

http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?99990049155

45 posted on 04/29/2004 8:39:46 AM PDT by Gothmog (The 2004 election won't be about what one did in the military, but on how one would use it)
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To: Grampa Dave
Also, Tenet, knew nothing about Wilson's trip until afterwards.

As usual, you are correct.

From my link at #33:

In an effort to inquire about certain reports involving Niger, CIA's counter-proliferation experts, on their own initiative, asked an individual with ties to the region to make a visit to see what he could learn.

~snip~

46 posted on 04/29/2004 8:40:11 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Carolinamom
You are NOT wrong.

:)
47 posted on 04/29/2004 8:40:48 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Gothmog
This guy is such a loser. Why promote his BS book, and the rest of his BS? He's had his 15 minutes of fame, forget him.
48 posted on 04/29/2004 8:44:18 AM PDT by CobaltBlue
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To: Gothmog
Don't misunderstand. I was not doubting you, but I have been following this story and know virtually all the details.

I had not heard about the check to Gore, though. Or I didn't remember it.

With so much news going on, some will inevitably fail to make it across one's radar. Now that I read the link I do recall reading about the Brewster-Jennings employer listing.

Thanks!
49 posted on 04/29/2004 8:44:38 AM PDT by cyncooper
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