Skip to comments.Prosecute Plame: More Treachery in the War at Home
Posted on 07/16/2005 8:20:46 PM PDT by DaveTesla
So now we know a lot of the facts. In the midst of a war, a rogue CIA employee named Valerie Plame set out to sabotage the President's war policy -- a policy ratified by both political parties and both houses of Congress. To do this she sent her husband on a mission to Niger to discredit the President's statement that Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium there -- in other words to discredit a justification for the war in which Americans were continuing to die. Forget for a moment the treasonous nature of an action designed to undermine a duly arrived at war policy and to destroy the credibility of the commander-in-chief while this nation's soldiers were in harm's way. The mere act of sending a relative on a mission like this was illegal under existing statutes for someone in Plame's position.
Her husband, Joseph Wilson, went off to Niger, did no investigation and came back and lied about what he had allegedly discovered. The bi-partisan 9/11 commission concluded that Wilson's claims were false -- a year and half after the damage the Plame-Wilson team intended was already done.
The Plame-Wilson lie was designed to make the President look like a liar and the nation's democratically and legally arrived at war policy a fraud. This came right at the climax of anti-war primary campaign of Howard Dean in July 2003, just three months after the fall of Baghdad and when the terrorist counter-attack had already begun.
Immediately the Democratic Party leadership jumped on the President calling him a liar and a fraud using the 16 words in the January 2003 State of the Union address about Niger as evidence. These 16 words were perfectly true than (as now) yet that didn't stop Democrats from using the Plame-Wilson lies to undermine the authority of the commander-in-chief in the eyes of the American people and before the entire world. No psychological warfare campaign ever conducted by an enemy against the United States has been as effetive as this one.
It emboldened our terrorist enemies, and sowed distrust in Europe and throughout the world about American policies, continued for more than six months with of course the megaphone provided by the NY Times and other Bush-hating and America bashing media institutions.
Joseph Wilson threw fuel on the fire by falsely claiming that Vice President Cheney had sent him and not his treacherous anti-Bush wife in her attempt to protect Saddam Hussein and his monster regime. NDavid Corn of the Saddam- and terrorist-sympathizing Nation and other journalists in the opposition press jumped on the story and projected the treacherous activities of Wilson and Plame onto the Bush Administration which was still trying to carry on an anti-terrorist war in the Middle East.
Corn was the first to suggest that outing Plame as a rogue CIA employee was itself treason and certainly against the law. It was not. Plame is not a cover CIA operative and besides and all its Democrat friends in Congress opposed the law protecting CIA agents and protected and even lionized the rogue CIA agent Philip Agee whose leaks of the names of covert CIA agents had gotten one agent killed and was responsible for the enactment of the law. The Nation also has been in the forefront of the fawners at the feet of liar Joseph Wilson giving him a dinner and award for his treachery. (Working against your own government in time of war, while in the employ of your government is by definition treachery.) In other words The Nation is entirely consistent: it will protect those CIA agents (Agee, Plame) who are enemies of the United States or its policies, and and only those agents.
Democrats will of course mentally dissociate themselves from acts of conscious treachery. And many of them have reason to do so. Unlike the Nation radicals, they are not rooting for our enemies to win. On the other hand, over and over in this war they have shown that they are prepared to win elections even at the cost of American defeats in the war on terror -- which as we can easily caculate may cost 100,000 American lives at a blow. Or as the President once put it to Tom Daschle, they are a party who will put their partisan interests above the security of 300 million Americans.
In a synchronity that all honest liberals should pay attention to, an appeals court has found that no torture or illegality took place at Guantanamo and that the legal campaign led by communist supporter Michael Ratner in behalf of the Guantanamo terrorists is based on an even bigger lie than the Plame-Wilson sabotage. In this assault on the war on terror from behind our lines the Democratic Party is also a willing and essential accomplice.
It's time for the Democrats to stop their sabotage of the war on terror. It's time for them to put away the witch-hunt against Karl Rove and Homeland Security, and to begin finally to think about defending this country instead of its internal enemies.
By Richard Poe @ Wednesday 13 July 2005, 5:23 pm
On this mornings NBC Today show, former House Speaker
Newt Gingrich lashed into Plamegate hoaxster Joe Wilson,
whose phony allegations against Bush advisor Karl Rove
are rapidly falling apart at the seams. Wilson accused
Rove of revealing the name of Wilsons CIA wife thus
allegedly blowing her cover in retaliation
for a report Wilson had written which supposedly
undermined White House claims that Saddam Hussein was
trying to obtain uranium ore from Niger.
Now we know that Wilson is a hoaxster. His wife was not
a covert agent during the period in question, her
identity was not secret, and Rove never divulged it.
The Bush White House did not authorize Wilsons mission
to Niger, as Wilson previously claimed. Even worse,
Wilsons conclusions on Niger were baseless and wrong.
He sought to lull Americans into believing that Iraq
was not trying to obtain uranium ore from Niger, when
in fact reliable evidence shows Iraq was doing just
that. Newt Gingrich told Katie Kouric this morning:
"[Joe Wilson] Lied to the country about who got him the
job. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scathing about
that. He lied to the country about his own conclusions.
The Senate Intelligence Committee Report repudiates him
on that. It turns out in retrospect he had been talking
to the Kerry campaign for months. He was a contributor
to Kerry and he was essentially a Kerry supporter his
book title is The Politics Of Truth and yet the Senate
Intelligence Committee said that "Wilson specifically was
using falsehoods on 3 or 4 occasions"
which explains how Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper
set up Rove for what amounts to a journalistic frame-up.
Cooper, by the way, is married to Hillary operative
a close confidante of the junior senator from New
York. "Hillary Clinton even threw Grunwald a baby shower
at the White House in July 1998. At the time, Cooper was
covering presidential politics for Newsweek," reports NewsMax.com.
... David Horowitz ping...
How did that Republican driving the car on the right get in the picture?
Sen. Kit Bond said the same thing as Newt did---
He and Sen. Coleman, and Sen. Hutchison, had a press conference after the Schumer/Wilson presser on Thursday, and Sen. Bond said that Wilson has perpetrated one of the "great hoaxes" of all time....
I would love to see the faces of Schumer and Reid if Horowitz is right....and the grand jury is given this evidence and hands down indictments of Plame and Wilson!
I'm glad this is finally heating up.
The Wilson "investigation" was a fake investigation. There was no investigation.
His public findings were wrong, and he knew they were wrong when he wrote them. The president's remarks in the State of the Union speech were true, and Wilson knew they were true.
So we have a cabal of rogue CIA officers setting up a fake operation for the purpose of throwing an American election. So far no one in the press has been the least bit curious about that fact.
But it is a fact.
That building you have posted a photograph of - what is it? Thanks.
I want to know just how many people in the CIA are chummy with those listed in the Oil for Food scandal. I'm sure Plame isn't the only one messing with our Nation's security over this racket going on at the UN.
Horowitz is bracing. Nobody cuts to the truth more incisively. Great article, thanks for posting it.
Great post bookmark!
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Exactly. Time to take the kid gloves off. They indict one of ours, then we indict one of theirs. If they want to play hardball, let's play hardball.
'Mandy Grumwold'. . .is Cooper's wife?
I just want to see the rest of the 'to do' list for these Lefties. . .as they try and destroy our Country; so as to bring a President down.
And a 'bada ping' for the rest of the story . . .
David cuts to the chase, this COULD blow up in the faces of
all those so eager to hoist it on the White house door.
The democrats STILL see him as a "great American." They still think Clinton was a good president!!!
Absolutely! Prosecute Plame for traitorous activities.
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