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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: roses of sharon

Who were the actors suggested to play Joe and Valerie in the movie? Now, they'll be unemployed and it's all the Bush administration's fault.


101 posted on 08/31/2006 11:21:29 PM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: West Coast Conservative
WOW .. just had to read it again.

"Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney reacted by inquiring about Ms. Plame's role in recommending Mr. Wilson for a CIA-sponsored trip to Niger, where he investigated reports that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium."

AS IF the Commander in Chief and his closest staff wouldn't question how an interloper got involved in most top secret matters of war!! They would've been guilty of derelection of duty had they not tracked it down.

102 posted on 08/31/2006 11:22:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Howlin; MJY1288
Can't wait to see the press conference by their neighborly lawyer

Let's see .. I'd say that brings the price of her book down to $1.39 at clearance table at Costco.

103 posted on 08/31/2006 11:27:28 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

I'm finding some interesting quotes, too:

In response to a question along the lines of "How do you think the Fitzgerald probe will turn out?" from the man in front of me in the book-signing line, Ambassador Wilson gave the following interesting analysis tying the success of the Fitzgerald probe to the accusations against Berger:



The long-running FBI investigation into whether Sandy Berger had criminally mishandled classified documents was publicized in order to send the message that if the Fitzgerald grand jury indicts White House officials for blowing my wife's cover, then there will be retaliation by levelling criminal charges against Berger.

[NB: Not an exact quote of Wilson's response, but rather a close paraphrase.]

http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:r0JLcoJxyCUJ:williamkaminsky.typepad.com/too_many_worlds/2004/07/meeting_joe_wil.html+Joe+Wilson%27s+911+testimony&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1


104 posted on 08/31/2006 11:27:39 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Ben Chad
Thanks Ben!

And a special thanks to the WaPo, NYT, the MSM (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN......ad infititum) for this fictional presentation of real events.
105 posted on 08/31/2006 11:28:00 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: JennysCool

Right, guess Joe and Val won't be included at any of Ben and Sally's soirees any time soon.


106 posted on 08/31/2006 11:29:41 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Howlin

From Tom Daschle on the floor of the Senate:


There are some things that simply ought not be done--even in
politics. Too many people around the President seem not to understand
that, and that line has been crossed.
When Ambassador Joe Wilson told the truth about the administration's
misleading claims about Iraq, Niger, and uranium, the people around the
President didn't respond with facts. Instead, they publicly disclosed
that Ambassador Wilson's wife was a deep-cover CIA agent. In doing so,
they undermined America's national security and put politics first.
They also may well have put the lives of Ambassador Wilson's wife, and
her sources, in danger.


http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:dKpWCTYisZwJ:www.fas.org/irp/congress/2004_cr/s033004.html+Joe+Wilson%27s+911+testimony&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4



Wilson, a former ambassador turned White House critic, told Reuters that The Washington Post should reveal the name of Woodward’s source, and conduct an inquiry to determine why he withheld the information for more than two years from his editors and the federal prosecutor.

Before publicly disclosing his involvement in the leak case on Wednesday, Woodward was a frequent critic of Fitzgerald’s investigation in television and radio appearances. Woodward has described the case as laughable and Fitzgerald’s behavior as "disgraceful" and has referred to him as "a junkyard dog."

One day before Libby was charged, Woodward said he saw no evidence of criminal intent.



(Say, maybe Woodward knew it was Armitage??)


107 posted on 08/31/2006 11:31:29 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
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, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years.

This is from the Washington Post??

The same newpaper that Walter Pincus writes for???

They say to much attention has been given???

Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson

And now they are pointing the finger at Wilson himself ???

Ok .. what gives cause this all SMELLS

108 posted on 08/31/2006 11:31:58 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be just 2 heart beats away from being President)
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To: Mo1

A 'Concerted Effort' to Discredit Bush Critic
Prosecutor Describes Cheney, Libby as Key Voices Pitching Iraq-Niger Story

By Barton Gellman and Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, April 9, 2006; Page A01

As he drew back the curtain this week on the evidence against Vice President Cheney's former top aide, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for the first time described a "concerted action" by "multiple people in the White House" -- using classified information -- to "discredit, punish or seek revenge against" a critic of President Bush's war in Iraq.

Bluntly and repeatedly, Fitzgerald placed Cheney at the center of that campaign. Citing grand jury testimony from the vice president's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Fitzgerald fingered Cheney as the first to voice a line of attack that at least three White House officials would soon deploy against former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/08/AR2006040800916.html


109 posted on 08/31/2006 11:35:11 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: shhrubbery!

Oh, I see. It's just like: it's only sex. Got it ;).


110 posted on 08/31/2006 11:37:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Please, please conservatives and Republicans all - do not forget that Richard Armitage (who knew all along that he was Novak's source and said nothing), and his former boss Colin Powell, have officially joined on as "advisors" to the Presidential campaign of................John McPain.

Rats really do stick together.


111 posted on 08/31/2006 11:37:45 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Howlin

All the while making these accusations, the vile Fitzgerald knew Armitage was the leaker.


112 posted on 08/31/2006 11:37:51 PM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Carolinamom

I think it's Alma .. but, I know what you mean. He will slither somehow .. I do believe. He's be well trained.


113 posted on 08/31/2006 11:39:10 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Howlin

Well it sure as heck looks like they are running from this whole story now

Something else must be up


114 posted on 08/31/2006 11:39:27 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be just 2 heart beats away from being President)
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To: Wuli

I will never, EVER vote for John McCain. Period.


115 posted on 08/31/2006 11:40:06 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Mo1

I think you're right.


116 posted on 08/31/2006 11:40:29 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: STARWISE

Thelma = Alma....Thanks. It's late. LOL


117 posted on 08/31/2006 11:40:40 PM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Howlin

What the heck are they smoking?


118 posted on 08/31/2006 11:41:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Mo1
"Something else must be up."

I was thinking the same thing.....something along the lines of the DOJ getting ready to drop the hammer on these traitors.

119 posted on 08/31/2006 11:43:25 PM PDT by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: Howlin

call me crazy for thinking this and I don't know why I am .. But how's that investigation over the leakers going these days?


120 posted on 08/31/2006 11:44:12 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be just 2 heart beats away from being President)
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To: Howlin
Of course he did. Armitage is a gossip .. Woodward is a gossip suction machine. I just can't imagine
how Fitzie seriously moves forward .. do you see any legal grounds these revelations raise with
which Libby's lawyers can make some tangible hay?
122 posted on 08/31/2006 11:46:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Howlin; Mo1; Fedora

It would seem that the Jefferson business is due to come to the surface:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5702


123 posted on 08/31/2006 11:47:26 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Howlin
That's because he READS people's minds.


124 posted on 08/31/2006 11:49:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Cap Huff

I totally forgot about that .. thanks for the reminder


125 posted on 08/31/2006 11:51:07 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be just 2 heart beats away from being President)
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To: Cap Huff

Well, well.


126 posted on 08/31/2006 11:52:14 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Cap Huff

Was this $50 Million trip of Clinton's delegation to Africa the one w/about 2000 on the planes, including Hillary's mama?


127 posted on 09/01/2006 12:02:31 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Mo1; All
Tapping foot ..............

Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak "The fact of the matter is that [Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden] divulged something that was above and beyond top secret and frankly, they probably blew the strategy and the hundreds of millions of dollars that were being spent to pursue it," Babbin told Crowley."

128 posted on 09/01/2006 12:03:41 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The left-winged press will find something else to batter the President with, even if they have to make it all up.


129 posted on 09/01/2006 12:04:44 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
The left-winged press will find something else to batter the President with, even if they have to make it all up again.

Fixed it for you.

130 posted on 09/01/2006 12:07:15 AM PDT by MrEdd (The easiest way to LIE with statistics is to use the average instead of the Median.)
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To: Carolinamom

I don't know about Hillary's mama, but that trip was the mama of all boondogles.


131 posted on 09/01/2006 12:08:50 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: ChadGore
Because Joe Wilson has been busted as a liar. They'll of course want to "move on" now.

They've already moved on to "Rumsfeld should be fired", "Cheney should be muzzled" and "Bush is politicizing 9/11".

132 posted on 09/01/2006 12:08:59 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Everybody who was dragged into court over this BS should sue wilson for their legal bills and "emotional damages".


133 posted on 09/01/2006 12:14:37 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Howlin
HOLY COW!!!

Please tell me this is true and I'm not dreaming.

All the false accusations that have been flying around out of the mouths of the liars, the innocent lives that now have a scar on them, the millions of tax-payers money [$24 million I think it was at last count] the damage it's done to President Bush and Administration, and the cost and damage to Libby's career, all because two trailer trash individuals wanted to be the talk of the town.


I hope this isn't the end of this saga. Hopefully the next chapter will be the trials of the two responsible and all those who aided and abetted them from top government officials, Tim Russert, Larry Johnson, Ray McGovern and down to the cleaning lady if they had any part in it.

I'd sure like to be on the Wilson's/Plame jury. If it was up to me they'd never see daylight again.
134 posted on 09/01/2006 1:11:09 AM PDT by AmeriBrit ( What happened to 'Able Danger'? and which Clinton has all the missing FBI files?)
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To: WOSG
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.

To the real hardcore cases that morphed him from a hero to a saint.

135 posted on 09/01/2006 2:17:59 AM PDT by Erasmus (It takes branes to make an alternate universe!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Unaware that Ms. Plame's identity was classified information, Mr. Armitage reportedly passed it along to columnist Robert D. Novak "in an offhand manner, virtually as gossip," according to a story this week by the Post's R. Jeffrey.

They still buy the "undercover" legend.

All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago.

They're still pretending Fitzyboy didn't know it back then.

136 posted on 09/01/2006 2:21:26 AM PDT by Erasmus (It takes branes to make an alternate universe!)
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To: Howlin

Late to the thread, but happy to see this Washington Post statement. Will wonders never cease?


137 posted on 09/01/2006 2:41:20 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: JennysCool

Can't wait to see if the Wilsons lose their big money book deal.


138 posted on 09/01/2006 3:11:37 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Sloth

bookmark


139 posted on 09/01/2006 3:17:11 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (The price of gas is exponentially raised relative to how badly I need a fill-up.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The last sentence is sweet. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously. I don't know if there is anything more important to Joe Wilson than to be taken seriously.
140 posted on 09/01/2006 3:41:42 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Gee .......... written on a Friday in late summer when no one is around to read it. I am suprised they didn't write this on a Saturday and placed in prominently in the bottom inside corner between the help wanted and rental ads.


141 posted on 09/01/2006 3:46:42 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup ("Is it real? Or is it Reuters?")
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To: Howlin

What did Fitzgerald know and when did he know it?


142 posted on 09/01/2006 4:07:44 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
He [Wilson] 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.

Yeah, "so many people". You mean, like ALL of the MSM, who lapped up every bit of bilge that spewed forth from Wilson's mouth, and who refused to report the story honestly, refused to point out that no crime had even been committed in the first place?

Hypocrite, weasel, scum - thy name is "journalist".

143 posted on 09/01/2006 4:16:17 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: martin_fierro
......more probable is that the WaPo can no longer deny the obvious........

Bingo.......but I guess the MSM doesn't play that game (/sarc).

144 posted on 09/01/2006 4:22:34 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Have you seen the David Brooks column? [NYT yesterday, probably, Houston Chronicle today] Rather scathing, on this very topic.


145 posted on 09/01/2006 4:28:42 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Only a fool creates ill will unnecessarily.)
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To: Howlin

This is what has never made sense to me: I still have Sen. Roberts statements and report from the Senate Intelligence Committee that says that what Wilson told the Committee in private session actually bolstered the Bush administration.

Iraq was indeed trying to purchase yellowcake uranium from Niger. So why in the world would the Bush administration need to discredit Wilson or his wife?

The entire thing was a made up "scandal" and that Republicans didn't better defend the administration is in itself scandalous.


146 posted on 09/01/2006 4:49:17 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: boop

The Washington Post has known the identity of the source (Armitage) for three years. I don't believe an apology will be forthcoming. The WaPo was in on the slander of Rove from Day 1.


147 posted on 09/01/2006 4:55:37 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Torie

I hope Libby's attorneys got a copy of Russert's statements last weekend. The blatant lies he told on air earlier this week should go a long way towards illustrating his lack of credibility.


148 posted on 09/01/2006 5:02:30 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Billthedrill

Mr. Wilson will get a teaching post at Columbia.


149 posted on 09/01/2006 5:08:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Speaking for the Olde Media, the WaPo now says it is time to drop the story.

The real story here is that one of the left's most persistent lies-of-the-week has finally been uncovered after it successfully managed to keep the Bush administration under a cloud of suspicion for 16 months.

150 posted on 09/01/2006 5:14:32 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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