Skip to comments.Plame Out
Posted on 08/29/2006 6:09:41 PM PDT by bnelson44
The ridiculous end to the scandal that distracted Washington.
I had a feeling that I might slightly regret the title ("Case Closed") of my July 25 column on the Niger uranium story. I have now presented thousands of words of evidence and argument to the effect that, yes, the Saddam Hussein regime did send an important Iraqi nuclear diplomat to Niger in early 1999. And I have not so far received any rebuttal from any source on this crucial point of contention. But there was always another layer to the Joseph Wilson fantasy. Easy enough as it was to prove that he had completely missed the West African evidence that was staring him in the face, there remained the charge that his nonreport on a real threat had led to a government-sponsored vendetta against him and his wife, Valerie Plame.
In his July 12 column in the Washington Post, Robert Novak had already partly exposed this paranoid myth by stating plainly that nobody had leaked anything, or outed anyone, to him. On the contrary, it was he who approached sources within the administration and the CIA and not the other way around. But now we have the final word on who did disclose the name and occupation of Valerie Plame, and it turns out to be someone whose opposition to the Bush policy in Iraq haslike Robert Novak'slong been a byword in Washington. It is particularly satisfying that this admission comes from two of the journalistsMichael Isikoff and David Cornwho did the most to get the story wrong in the first place and the most to keep it going long beyond the span of its natural life.
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I think this is posted.
Posted earlier, but worth a repost, IMO
They kept it going because they were working on a book.
I think the upcoming "movie" about Joe and Valerie Plame is going to end up as a double feature with the "movie" about Jon Bonet Ramsey's murderer wannabe.
Once again Hitchens knocks down the sand castles of the left. Hopefully Armitage, Powell and Tenet will rot in political hell for this.
Isn't there something these people can be charged with?? Everyone from Powell, to Armitage, to Corn, to Fitzgerald, to Wilson(s). This is incredible hubris alright!!
They need to be made to answer for their actions and previous malicious comments.
What is it with liberals????????
I notice how the "katrina" coverage is/will conveniently distract the media from having to report what they don't like about this story.
"It is particularly satisfying that this admission comes from two of the journalistsMichael Isikoff and David Cornwho did the most to get the story wrong in the first place and the most to keep it going long beyond the span of its natural life."
So why did these two dunder-heads finally decide to let the truth out? I'm confused on this one. Hell, Sandy Burglar was swept under the rug.. why didn't they do the same here??? Help anyone...?
Some type law suite should come out of this but I'm unqualified to know what kind, if any.
The only real crime here is the theft of taxpayer $$$ by Fitzgerald. I don't believe that his SP investigation been shut down yet!
Yeah, slap on the wrist a la Sandy Burglar.
Sickening, isn't it.
It all ends with a whimper instead of a bang and the DBM moves on to a re-hash of "Bush's failures" with Katrina.
It's interesting that for a year the media KNOWINGLY promoted a phony smear campaign against the Bush administration. They only ended it after 2 "journalists" used it to cash in on a book. What is even more pathetic is that the Republicans in general (and Armitage in particular) didn't reveal the truth.
Corn and Isikoff were hoping for a different ending, though. They ain't Woodward and Bernstein.
Right.... it has all the earmarks of a Rovian plot.
More like Laurel and Hardy ("That's another fine mess you've gotten us into, Corn!").
A total smackdown!
Debunks 3 years of tired liberal lies by smear artists (Wilson and Co) who played the victim game.
I want to get their 15 minutes of fame returned.
Perhaps we taxpayers can do a class-action suit against Fitzgerald and the Plames for WASTING the money we knew was being wasted all along.
I saw one of the authors on Softball. They have a very liberal way of twisting their story. No matter that this was a bunch of nothing that the White House had nothing to do with in the first place EXCEPT they used the info to attack Wilson. They were on a vendetta aganist Wilson. Yes they had nothing to do with the whole epsiode but they used it for political gain. ACCORDING to the nuty lefty reporter who everyone fawns over.
That would be nice.
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