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Posted on 10/28/2005 10:14:53 AM PDT by blogblogginaway
> I'd go with the Ollie North defense. It was the right thing to do.
That's the way I'm seeing it. But such action still requires that justice be served on him. If he deceived the GJ, he should be held accountable. But even so I still thank him profusely, if he was the one who defused the Wilson-bomb.
I'm thinking nullification, depending on the details. As I said, we haven't seen the defense.
Really! It's not like he had sex with a ho, man!
All this guy was lying about was a conspiracy to reveal classified information for political purposes. Just political espionage perpetrated against the People of the United States of America for petty, unimportant reasons with little consequence. A war -- big whoop. Not like it was some kind of BJ or something, I don't understand the big deal: there have been no allegations of peyronne's here.
Let's all ignore this hype.
Thanks, onyx. I am with you. I will read this tomorrow morning when I haven't had two glasses of wine.
Exactly my thought. I find no problem believing that 2 reporters would lie to cover their butts.
I was able to watch the presser while on the phone with a former poster who is an expert on the matter, and even her comments haven't helped me figure it out.
I want a reporter to go on TV right now and start a diatribe about how much money was spent on this pile of steaming BS.
Anyone have a running count of the money?? I would like it brought up every time the indictment is mentioned.
What a waste of MY tax dollars.
Who told Miller "F/Plame?"
And who told her "Victoria Wilson"?
This observation details the difficult situation that Libby was dealing with.
Wilson was double-dealing from behind the shield his wife's employment created for him.
The administration couldn't tell the truth about Wilson's lies without revealing Plame's employment.
There is something systemically wrong when CIA employees are allowed to act in extra-legal fashion with impunity -- not only in the U.S., but counter to the country's interests.
At the very least, this is NOT whistle-blowing -- but might be construed as a violation of the Hatch Act.
We're dealing with two different definitions of "covert".
The rule is "once a NOC, always a NOC".
Thus, by the CIA's internal operational standards, Plame was "covert" -- but inactive.
But the 1982 IIPA relies on a specific legal definition of "covert" -- and Plame did not meet that standard.
Since she was on the operational side of CIA, her employment would be accurately described as "classified".
For starters, Andrea Mitchell knew all about Plame, long before the Novack column and she's said so, on T.V.!
For Official Use Only
NOFORN(Not For Foreign Release)
I doubt her current/last job title at the CIA working as an analyst was classified as anything but Unclassified.
Plame may work with classified information above Unclassified, but that does not make the knowledge of her working at Langley a secret.
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