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Woodward defends Rove on Larry King: "No evidence Rove disclosed identity"
CNN Larry King Live | July 11, 2005 | nwrep

Posted on 07/11/2005 6:35:30 PM PDT by nwrep

Bob Woodward mounted a vigorous defense of Karl Rove on Larry King Live against the accusation that he leaked the secret identity of a CIA undercover agent. He cautioned against jumping to conclusions and said there is no evidence that Rove disclosed the identity of Wilson's wife. He also went on to say that Rover was simply "talking about her", and may not have known her position as a secret, undercover agent. As such, Woodward maintained, Rove did NOT compromise national security or put anyone's life in danger.


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1 posted on 07/11/2005 6:35:31 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

WOW .. what's not kosher here?


2 posted on 07/11/2005 6:37:23 PM PDT by STARWISE ( You get the govt. you deserve. CALL YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS OFTEN -U.S. CONGRESS: 1-877-762-8762)
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To: nwrep

in any case, she is not a "covert" agent in any sense of the word.


3 posted on 07/11/2005 6:37:35 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: nwrep

This is going to backfire on the DUmmies and media. I can't wait!


4 posted on 07/11/2005 6:38:44 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: nwrep

Why do I have this feeling that DU is filled with comments like "Traitor!" and "He was great back in the Watergate days but now he's gone over to the dark side."


5 posted on 07/11/2005 6:39:43 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Familiarity doesn't breed comtempt, it IS contempt."--Florence King)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Who would have guessed Rove's defender would turn out to be Bob Watergate Woodward!


6 posted on 07/11/2005 6:39:50 PM PDT by princess leah (\)
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To: nwrep

I am SHOCKED. Wow. Then again, I think Woodward knows the truth and simply wants to make sure that when the poo flings back in the NYT face, he is far from it.


7 posted on 07/11/2005 6:40:51 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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To: oceanview
Look at post #4 here:

CIA brought Plame back in 1994

8 posted on 07/11/2005 6:41:43 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Do you think that's why Miller went to jail instead of talking? Sure doesn't smell good for that RATS and the MSM.
I'd still like to know why Wilson was sent to Niger for the CIA. Wife's recommendation or not, something stinks there as well.


9 posted on 07/11/2005 6:41:52 PM PDT by pieces of time
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To: West Coast Conservative
This is going to backfire on the DUmmies and media. I can't wait!

The silence will be deafening!

10 posted on 07/11/2005 6:41:53 PM PDT by airborne
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To: nwrep

If you tell a lie loudly enough and long enough...


11 posted on 07/11/2005 6:41:57 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: princess leah; Howlin

Bob Woodward is a straight shooter in my opinion, and I have defended him each and every step of the way, although Howlin thinks he lied about interviewing Casey on his death bed.


12 posted on 07/11/2005 6:42:00 PM PDT by Torie (Constrain rogue state courts; repeal your state constitution)
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To: nwrep
First caller to 'ol Larry.......

How can anybody conclude anything other than Rove being a liar and a traitor?

It's amazing how that always happens.

13 posted on 07/11/2005 6:42:20 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: nwrep

Damn, and I thought Rove was innocent!


14 posted on 07/11/2005 6:43:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: savedbygrace

I guess they were worried the Russians would grab her at a DC cocktail party.


15 posted on 07/11/2005 6:43:33 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Darkwolf377

Thread just started at DU http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x4075863


16 posted on 07/11/2005 6:45:10 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: princess leah

Its not surprising. Woodward may be many things but he is not a "rabid" liberal.


17 posted on 07/11/2005 6:45:27 PM PDT by Ma3lst0rm (When a liberal says they are trying to "Increase Awareness" I get a picture of a hippie smoking pot.)
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To: nwrep

It's depressing that the opposition has so little in the way of substantive alternative solutions and proposals that they are reduced to shrill fishing expeditions like this.


18 posted on 07/11/2005 6:45:45 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: nwrep
He also went on to say that Rover was simply "talking about her", and may not have known her position as a secret, undercover agent.

Is there ANY PROOF that Plame was an undercover agent?

Or is this one of those cases where if we just say it over and over to ourselves it becomes true by default? You don't have to be a "secret agent man" to be involved in WMD studies at the Agency. The whole thing just doesn't pass the smell test, particularly when we hear from Andrea Mitchell that it was common knowledge around Washington that she worked at the CIA. It would not be common knowledge if she was undercover.

19 posted on 07/11/2005 6:46:58 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: oceanview
I guess they were worried the Russians would grab her at a DC cocktail party.

Well, somebody was grabbing her. She arranged for hubby to be out of town for his Niger trip, didn't she?

20 posted on 07/11/2005 6:46:59 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: nwrep

Who is the democrat she is protecting? Hillary, perhaps??


21 posted on 07/11/2005 6:47:48 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: nwrep

And now onto real news.

We have a space shuttle launch for the firs time in over two years on Wednesday.


22 posted on 07/11/2005 6:49:47 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: nwrep
went on to say that Rover was simply "talking about her",

A talking dog! This I gotta see!

23 posted on 07/11/2005 6:53:51 PM PDT by RightthinkinAmerican (Is the Republican attack machine an assault weapon?)
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To: tapatio

I can't stomach going over there; really. Are they now sprawled on the floor, drooling and making weird noises, as they were last November 10?


24 posted on 07/11/2005 6:54:48 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: tapatio

The DUmmies are not just dumb, but incredibly stupid.

Now they're attacking Woodward and the Washington Post.


25 posted on 07/11/2005 6:55:15 PM PDT by adorno (The democrats are the best recruiting tool the terrorists could ever have.)
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To: nwrep
He certainly has done better than his co-hort Bernstein.
The only time he gets on TV is after some "scandal" has broken.The first words out of his mouth are always "this is not Watergate".His career ended for all practical purposes in August 1974,Woodward at least knew how to keep his name alive.
26 posted on 07/11/2005 6:55:49 PM PDT by carlr
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To: adorno
Now they're attacking Woodward and the Washington Post.

Sweet.

27 posted on 07/11/2005 6:56:36 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: tapatio

Wow, that's a lame thread even for them. I think their jubilation is fading fast.


28 posted on 07/11/2005 6:57:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Familiarity doesn't breed comtempt, it IS contempt."--Florence King)
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To: Rocko

I have NEVER gone over there. It's the equivalent of the vacationing in Sodom, IMO.


29 posted on 07/11/2005 6:58:19 PM PDT by RightthinkinAmerican (Is the Republican attack machine an assault weapon?)
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To: tapatio
Re: DU Thread
Their anger is hysterical. I actually enjoy reading their posts.
When the enemy is so consumed with anger that logic escapes them, the next logical step is self destruction.
It doesn't take much to reel them in once the hook is baited and those at The New York Times are the master baiters
30 posted on 07/11/2005 6:58:49 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: nwrep

I grudgingly respect Woodward making the point but in the final analysis Woodward is simply pointing out the obvious with some partisan rationale - the quick headlines/accusation will backfire and harm the left and future leakers.

He's covering his political soulmate's asses.


31 posted on 07/11/2005 6:58:59 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Ron Bonjean: "Deepthroat...Deanthroat...Dean likes the taste of his own foot.")
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To: nwrep

He knows.

He knows this is a manufactured controversy.

He knows the 'evidence' is being fabricated.

He knows that when (not if) this comes out his profession will be DESTROYED.

This is not altruism or any kind of devotion to "truth."

This is attributable to the best motive of all:

Enlightened self interest.


32 posted on 07/11/2005 6:59:38 PM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: nwrep

33 posted on 07/11/2005 6:59:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (naming hurricanes after men should be repealed...it's silly)
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To: RightthinkinAmerican
I have NEVER gone over there. It's the equivalent of the vacationing in Sodom, IMO.

If you ever need to know what the enemy is up to, then you need to spy on them once in while. Better yet, all the while.
34 posted on 07/11/2005 7:00:55 PM PDT by adorno (The democrats are the best recruiting tool the terrorists could ever have.)
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To: Torie

All I know is I need to stand up--monkeys are trying to escape.


35 posted on 07/11/2005 7:00:56 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Darkwolf377
Why do I have this feeling that DU is filled with comments like "Traitor

Oh, it's worse than that... direct quote "Rove! Rove ! Crucify him! Crucify him!"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1619054

Aren't we lucky to have those compasionate Liberals as the "faithful opposition"?

36 posted on 07/11/2005 7:01:05 PM PDT by golfboy (character is doing what is right, when no one is looking)
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To: tapatio; RedBloodedAmerican
From DUmmyland......

Bob Woodward is becoming the Ann Coulter of journalism


37 posted on 07/11/2005 7:02:23 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: carlr

Thats because Woodward can write, Bernstein can't.


38 posted on 07/11/2005 7:02:44 PM PDT by Clemenza (Marry Me Rachael Ray!)
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To: Phsstpok

"This is attributable to the best motive of all:
Enlightened self interest."

Bingo. We are on the same wavelength only you put it more succinctly.


39 posted on 07/11/2005 7:02:57 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Ron Bonjean: "Deepthroat...Deanthroat...Dean likes the taste of his own foot.")
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To: RightthinkinAmerican

Well they keep calling our president a chimpanzee so why can't his campaign manager be a talking dog ?

;-)


40 posted on 07/11/2005 7:03:04 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: golfboy

I meant calling Woodward--one of their heroes--traitor. They yammer on about independent journalists, yet when a journalist is willing to nail Nixon when he has what he considers evidence, and yet won't nail Rove because he says he has no evidence, suddenly he's not "independent" anymore.


41 posted on 07/11/2005 7:03:30 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Familiarity doesn't breed comtempt, it IS contempt."--Florence King)
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To: princess leah
I would have. Aside from the fact that Woodward is exactly right in what he is saying here, Rove gave Woodward the greatest opportunity any reporter has ever had --- i.e. to literally "sit in" and report on the War Council in the weeks after 9-11.

Woodward owes Rove's trust in him big time.

42 posted on 07/11/2005 7:07:20 PM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: Torie

I think he lied; Casey's wife says he lied; Casey's family says he lied and the doctors at the hospital say he lied.


43 posted on 07/11/2005 7:08:29 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: airborne

Once the prosecuter finishes up and no indicments are given out to Rove, then we can celebrate, THE MSM WILL HAVE SO MUCH EGG ON THIER FACE SO WILL DU!!!!!

I SAY LET THE MSM GO AFTER ROVE, LET DU KEEP SPINNING THIER LIES, BECAUSE THE MORE THEY DO IT THE MORE STUPID THEY WILL LOOK WHEN THERE IS NO INDICMENT FOR ROVE.

GO FOR IT MSM AND DU! ITS GOING TO BE SO FUNNY TO READ DU THAT DAY, ONCE THE PROSECUTER HAS FINISHED HIS CASE.

Opps cap lock, from what I have read, he will be finished soon.

Im counting down the days.


44 posted on 07/11/2005 7:09:33 PM PDT by mikenash
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To: hole_n_one
He cautioned against jumping to conclusions

JUMP!!!! JUMP!!!! JUMP!!!!


45 posted on 07/11/2005 7:10:03 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: xcamel

That's been updated: if you tell a lie once about a Republican it will be on the evening news & the front pages of all newspapers.


46 posted on 07/11/2005 7:11:18 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals should be seen, but not heard..)
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To: hole_n_one; deport; Mo1; onyx

Was that posted at DU?


47 posted on 07/11/2005 7:11:39 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: The Brush

When your enemy is angry, taunt him...Sun Tsu. or Clauswitz. One of those guys.


48 posted on 07/11/2005 7:11:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: nwrep

Woodward is a good reporter. He is probably somewhat left wing, but he's always been able to put aside his bias, at least more so then other reporters.


49 posted on 07/11/2005 7:12:32 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: West Coast Conservative

like a vehicle , it'll only backfire if it's running ,... watch for the MSM to just wave this around for as long as they can , making charges and reminding everyone what W said about giving someone "the boot" if,... blablablaBLABLAbla


50 posted on 07/11/2005 7:13:44 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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