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The real story in The Wilson Affair is the documentation of partisan political maneuvering on the part of the CIA. It's not that Valerie Plame was outted, it is that the CIA was outted. And that's the real reason why people got pissy.
33 posted on 07/12/2006 4:50:42 AM PDT by elli1
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To: elli1
The real story in The Wilson Affair is the documentation of partisan political maneuvering on the part of the CIA. It's not that Valerie Plame was outted, it is that the CIA was outted. And that's the real reason why people got pissy.

That was my thought from the beginning and there was briefly some talk about learning who approved it and the process involved. Unless that is in the Commission Report I never heard anymore about it. The MSM would certainly bury it because it is their guys, leftist traitors, who would be exposed.

47 posted on 07/12/2006 5:24:51 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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Good point


104 posted on 07/12/2006 10:45:40 AM PDT by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: elli1; shalom aleichem; OldFriend
The real story in The Wilson Affair is the documentation of partisan political maneuvering on the part of the CIA. It's not that Valerie Plame was outted, it is that the CIA was outted. And that's the real reason why people got pissy.

Precisely. Novak nailed the CIA ploy and Plame's name never was a secret -- Novak just did some old-time fact-checking and proved a CIA rebellion against the Administration. He also proved Joe Wilson is a major league liar and in the process, that he and his wife are Democrat operatives. Rove shouldn't have confirmed Novak's inquiry about Wilson's CIA wife -- that's Press Relations 101. But he did and that involved him in the fallout.

As for Novak protecting his main source, it would be repertorial suicide to reveal that name without permission. Novak's had a 40-year career as a top investigative reporter because his sources know they'll be protected. I think that person will have to come out into the open soon anyhow.

107 posted on 07/12/2006 11:02:24 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (Fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but the wise are full of doubts.)
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