Skip to comments.End of an Affair [Plame]
Posted on 08/31/2006 10:08:00 PM PDT by West Coast ConservativeEdited on 09/01/2006 5:56:51 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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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.
"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.
Let's see .. I'd say that brings the price of her book down to $1.39 at clearance table at Costco.
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.]
Right, guess Joe and Val won't be included at any of Ben and Sally's soirees any time soon.
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.
Wilson, a former ambassador turned White House critic, told Reuters that The Washington Post should reveal the name of Woodwards 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 Fitzgeralds investigation in television and radio appearances. Woodward has described the case as laughable and Fitzgeralds 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??)
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
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.
Oh, I see. It's just like: it's only sex. Got it ;).
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.
All the while making these accusations, the vile Fitzgerald knew Armitage was the leaker.
I think it's Alma .. but, I know what you mean. He will slither somehow .. I do believe. He's be well trained.
Well it sure as heck looks like they are running from this whole story now
Something else must be up
I will never, EVER vote for John McCain. Period.
I think you're right.
Thelma = Alma....Thanks. It's late. LOL
What the heck are they smoking?
I was thinking the same thing.....something along the lines of the DOJ getting ready to drop the hammer on these traitors.
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?
It would seem that the Jefferson business is due to come to the surface:
I totally forgot about that .. thanks for the reminder
Was this $50 Million trip of Clinton's delegation to Africa the one w/about 2000 on the planes, including Hillary's mama?
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."
The left-winged press will find something else to batter the President with, even if they have to make it all up.
Fixed it for you.
I don't know about Hillary's mama, but that trip was the mama of all boondogles.
They've already moved on to "Rumsfeld should be fired", "Cheney should be muzzled" and "Bush is politicizing 9/11".
Everybody who was dragged into court over this BS should sue wilson for their legal bills and "emotional damages".
To the real hardcore cases that morphed him from a hero to a saint.
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.
Late to the thread, but happy to see this Washington Post statement. Will wonders never cease?
Can't wait to see if the Wilsons lose their big money book deal.
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.
What did Fitzgerald know and when did he know it?
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".
Bingo.......but I guess the MSM doesn't play that game (/sarc).
Have you seen the David Brooks column? [NYT yesterday, probably, Houston Chronicle today] Rather scathing, on this very topic.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Wilson will get a teaching post at Columbia.
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.