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End of an Affair [Plame]
Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2006

Posted on 08/31/2006 10:08:00 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Edited on 09/01/2006 5:56:51 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: West Coast Conservative

Me either


2 posted on 08/31/2006 10:10:11 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: West Coast Conservative

MSM: "Never mind."

3 posted on 08/31/2006 10:12:15 PM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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To: West Coast Conservative; Liz; Grampa Dave; weegee; abb; an amused spectator
WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband

News to me.

What's more probable is that the WaPo can no longer deny the obvious.

4 posted on 08/31/2006 10:14:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sloth

See ! I knew it was all that evil Karl Rove's fault !


5 posted on 08/31/2006 10:15:13 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: West Coast Conservative

Wait, the WaPo just admitted that the whole thing was a lie made up by Joe Wilson? Will they apologize to the president for this?


6 posted on 08/31/2006 10:15:46 PM PDT by boop (Now Greg, you know I don't like that WORD!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I see they still have to get their parting shots in at Cheney and Libby, though it's nice to see Wilson finally baring the brunt of it. What goes around comes around. Wonder if Libby has any legal moves he can make on this now.


7 posted on 08/31/2006 10:16:13 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
I think the democrat leadership has a credibility issue here.
8 posted on 08/31/2006 10:16:24 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

> Can't believe the Washington Post wrote that.

They are signalling the rest of the Resident Enemy Press
to drop this entire story down the memory hole, like it
never even happened.


9 posted on 08/31/2006 10:17:11 PM PDT by Boundless (Imagine if Fox actually had a news channel)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Unaware that Ms. Plame's identity was classified information, Mr. Armitage reportedly passed it along

She was not an undercover CIA agent in the field, or on the CIA's NOC list at the time of public disclosure.

10 posted on 08/31/2006 10:17:34 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: West Coast Conservative

I don't want to see ONE MORE FREEPER write that the MSM are dinosaurs.

It is a false claim.

Just look at what they have done to this President.

One big smear after another, this President is no longer even human to the public worldwide.

Bastards, they should be dead, why do we let them get away with destroying our troops too???????????????????????

They WILL NEVER return with honor they deserve.


11 posted on 08/31/2006 10:17:37 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: West Coast Conservative
Would have been nice if the Post ended its editorial with: "We regret the role the Post has had in pushing this story and in the damage it has done to Mr. Libby's career and reputation. We urge the special prosecutor to drop all criminal charges against Mr. Libby."

Holding my breath.

12 posted on 08/31/2006 10:17:40 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: West Coast Conservative
WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband,

A more glorious act of journalistic hypocrisy I have yet to witness.

13 posted on 08/31/2006 10:19:28 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Angelides v. Schwarzenegger is like deciding between ebola and cancer, respectively.)
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To: A Citizen Reporter; AliVeritas; alnick; AmeriBrit; AmericaUnited; arasina; BlessedByLiberty; ...
It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue.

SCOOTER PING -- BIG TIME!!!!

14 posted on 08/31/2006 10:19:38 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: martin_fierro
"WE'RE RELUCTANT"

They weren't "reluctant" when they were pushing this bogus story, back when that FRAUD Joe Wilson was the first to claim George W. Bush purposely exxagerated the Intel reports on Iraq

15 posted on 08/31/2006 10:19:41 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: West Coast Conservative
From the article:

Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife.

He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.

16 posted on 08/31/2006 10:20:15 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
BTT. That last paragraph was pure dynamite. Mr. Wilson will now be relegated to the likes of The Village Voice and Vanity Fair and even less reputable rags such as the NY Times. As long as he resides in a comfortably liberal city where reality is very slow to sink in he'll do just fine.
17 posted on 08/31/2006 10:20:18 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: West Coast Conservative

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It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago."


Help me out.

I'd like to get the quotes from Democrats making the false allegations against Rove et al.
We need to make Democrats eat a big plate of crow here. They deserve it.


18 posted on 08/31/2006 10:20:19 PM PDT by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: MJY1288

I had to read it twice to make sure I was reading what I thought I was reading!


19 posted on 08/31/2006 10:20:32 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: martin_fierro
Re: WE'RE RELUCTANT to return

Because Joe Wilson has been busted as a liar. They'll of course want to "move on" now.

20 posted on 08/31/2006 10:21:36 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: ChadGore

I understand that Powell was a particpant in keeping quiet Armitages involvement. Nothing like having sharks in your swmming pool.


21 posted on 08/31/2006 10:22:06 PM PDT by Adrastus (If you don't like my attitude, talk to some one else.)
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To: Billthedrill

"BTT. That last paragraph was pure dynamite. Mr. Wilson will now be relegated to the likes of The Village Voice and Vanity Fair and even less reputable rags such as the NY Times. As long as he resides in a comfortably liberal city where reality is very slow to sink in he'll do just fine."

Alger Hiss was Soviet spy and a traitor to this country. To people with a brain he was discredited by Whittaker Chambers in the Hiss-Chambers case in the lat 1940s.

To Liberals he remained a hero until his death, and only when KGB fiels confirmed he was a spy for Stalin, 50 years later, did the hard-core believers relent.

Dont underestimate the liberal capacity for self-delusion.


22 posted on 08/31/2006 10:22:58 PM PDT by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Can't believe the Washington Post wrote that. Guess this "story" is dead now.

However, there are still many falsehoods being written by WashPO in this editorial.

23 posted on 08/31/2006 10:24:39 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: Howlin
You know how much time and research I have spent on this FRAUD, Nothing boils my blood more than this OBVIOUS fraud Joe Wilson.

If the truth were to be told about this scam, John Kerry and his campaign staff have their fingerprints all over this deception of the American people by his people and the DNC enablers in the MSM

24 posted on 08/31/2006 10:24:47 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Billthedrill

Couldn't disagree more. Like all useful liberal idiots once they have outlived their usefulness, Joe Wilson is now officially "Joe Who?" This piece cements it.

Beltway cocktail party lists are now being adjusted accordingly.

I give the Wilson-Plame marriage less than six months. It's outlived its usefulness, too.


25 posted on 08/31/2006 10:25:49 PM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: WOSG
Re:We need to make Democrats eat a big plate of crow here. They deserve it.

I agree! Have Tony Snow start each presser by announcing "Karl Rove will be indited in 48 hours."

26 posted on 08/31/2006 10:25:52 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame ...

The only thing the Post is reluctant about is having to admit that it wasn't the President's staff who leaked Plame's name. But they still get in a few digs at Liddy and VP Cheney.

27 posted on 08/31/2006 10:25:58 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: West Coast Conservative
Has the NY Times gotten around to their editorial yet?
28 posted on 08/31/2006 10:27:33 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years.

How many trees lost their lives for Joe and Val? How many did the WAPO cut down?

29 posted on 08/31/2006 10:29:10 PM PDT by woofie
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To: WOSG
All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago.

They neglected to mention Mr. Armitage's scum pal, Colin Powell. He knew, too.

30 posted on 08/31/2006 10:29:30 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I had to read it twice to make sure I was reading what I thought I was reading!

Me, too. I guess the only real fact is Joe Wilson pimped his wife to sell books..

31 posted on 08/31/2006 10:29:53 PM PDT by cardinal4 (America, despite the usual suspects, stands firmly with Israel..)
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To: MJY1288

You are so right.


32 posted on 08/31/2006 10:30:34 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Game, set and match, as to team Bush attempting to deflect and marginalize, its critics, on this matter, but Scooter is still in trouble on perjury charges, which have nothing to do with who leaked what, when, and whether it was illegal. It appears the leak was not illegal, and Scooter leaked "late." Scooter it appears to me had poor legal advice, or no legal advice, before he testified, for a host of reasons. I could more into that, but I am going to bed, instead.

The bottom line, is one should not lie under oath, ever, and rarely otherwise, unless a "white" lie. That is hard core wiring with me. I don't give much slack to liars. That is something I have learned over time. Just tell the truth, and let it all hang out. It does a body good.

33 posted on 08/31/2006 10:30:37 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Howlin
According to Byron York (National Review), Joe and Valerie are STILL going forward w/their court case against Rove, Cheney, and Libby....Their lawyer said Armitage was just 'gossiping' and isn't included in the 'conspiracy' against them.

If they had the capacity for SHAME, they would become hermits. However, we can expect another op-ed in the NYT from Joe any day now.

Armitage, Powell, and Fitzgerald are still silent about their own perfidy.

34 posted on 08/31/2006 10:32:35 PM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Torie

Who said he lied? Fitzgerald, who knew from the beginning exactly WHO "outed" Valerie Plame?


35 posted on 08/31/2006 10:32:46 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Carolinamom

I hope they do go forward with their case. I need something to enterain myself with next winter.


36 posted on 08/31/2006 10:33:28 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: West Coast Conservative

maybe this will be the end of plame's book deal


37 posted on 08/31/2006 10:37:31 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Adrastus

Yes and that Fitzgerald knew this back then as well. I really hope Libby and others affected can somehow get their legal costs reimbursed, their bills must be dreadful.


38 posted on 08/31/2006 10:37:52 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Howlin

It will certainly be a howler. Nothing worse than to be laughed AT.


39 posted on 08/31/2006 10:38:23 PM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: West Coast Conservative

And I'm waiting to hear of the sanctions that the Washington Post is going to take against their reporters who falsely reported aspects of this story and fanned the flames... I'm waiting... I'm still waiting... Still waiting...


40 posted on 08/31/2006 10:38:34 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: martin_fierro
What's more probable is that the WaPo can no longer deny the obvious.

And that's why they buried the lead in the last graph. This story is a classic example of telling the truth in a way that won't attract the attention of an average reader who scans the headline and maybe the first 2 or 3 graphs.

41 posted on 08/31/2006 10:40:01 PM PDT by Bernard Marx ("Congress is a wholly owned subsidiary of corporate America." Pat Buchanan)
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To: JennysCool

Hmm...you might be right. If their civil suit doesn't get any traction John and Vanna may well be relegated to "non-person" status within The Party. Wait, that wasn't right - Jerry and Veronica? Jack and Victoria? Throw me a bone here...


42 posted on 08/31/2006 10:40:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Howlin

If the case was to go forward.... Richard Holbrook will need to stock up on "Depends". Because he is the one who had the most to gain if John "Do You Know Who I am" Kerry won in 2004


43 posted on 08/31/2006 10:41:12 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Howlin

Scooter was deposed, and allegedly lied about what he said to three reporters, per their testimony. That is the prosecutor's case - nothing more, nothing less.


44 posted on 08/31/2006 10:41:34 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie
I can't get around the fact of why would Libby lie? There was no reason to lie since Plame was just your ordinary CIA employee desk jockey. He could have said to anyone that Yeah, Plame works for the CIA and she's the wife of Joe Wilson -- and still Fitzgerald would have no case against Libby.
45 posted on 08/31/2006 10:42:25 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: West Coast Conservative
I do note that after reading the article that they do find reason to continue the lie in that "Mr. Armitage was unaware that Ms. Plame was covert" and that even though Mr. Armitage was a reluctant "supporter" of the Iraq war but was at odds with those in the Administration who supported it, they continue to insist that even though no one in the Bush inner circle did anything at all wrong, all of this could have been avoided had the President listened to him rather than Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al.

After signaling that "we just need to move on", proceeded to bury the story on A20.

46 posted on 08/31/2006 10:43:37 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: West Coast Conservative
It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue.

Hell froze over?!?!?

I wonder...has anyone told Fidel to pack his ice skates?!?

47 posted on 08/31/2006 10:43:46 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (To the enemy in Iraq..."Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand!" President Bush)
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To: Torie

And Scooter and his attorneys beg to differ.

I'll wait.


48 posted on 08/31/2006 10:44:35 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Good idea.


49 posted on 08/31/2006 10:44:58 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Billthedrill

All I can say is this sucks big time


50 posted on 08/31/2006 10:45:05 PM PDT by stockpixx
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