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  • Heavyweight breaks ranks with GOP, endorsing Clinton (Turncoat Armitage)

    06/16/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Richard Armitage, who held top national security positions in the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, said he would vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her likely Republican rival, Donald Trump. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," Armitage, who served as a deputy secretary of State under Bush and as an assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan, told Politico on Thursday. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican. He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Clinton...
  • Matalin says Armitage 'devoid of courage'

    04/19/2009 8:00:45 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 22 replies · 2,707+ views
    (CNN) — Mary Matalin, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, sharply criticized former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage Sunday for his comments about the CIA's Bush-era interrogation techniques. In an interview with the English language service of Qatar-based network Al Jazeera last week, Armitage said: “I hope, had I known about it at the time I was serving, I would’ve had the courage to resign. But I don’t know. It’s in hindsight now.” In response, Matalin told CNN's John King on State of The Union: "If Richard Armitage, as the number two guy in the State Department,...
  • 'Neocons' re-emerge amid US election race

    08/14/2015 1:29:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | August 14, 2015 | Andrew Beatty
    Once thought dead and buried on the battlefields of Iraq, a muscular and militaristic "neoconservative" approach to US foreign policy is making a comeback. For most of the last decade, the "neocons" -- personified by former vice president Dick Cheney and ex-Pentagon boss Donald Rumsfeld -- have been out of office and out of fashion. But the 2016 presidential race has seen Republican candidates embrace ideas and advisors once ostracized for the catastrophes and hubris of George W. Bush's "preemptive war" in Iraq. During last week's Republican presidential debates, 17 candidates tripped over themselves to declare President Barack Obama weak...
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilson’s criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • DiFi Absolves One Republican from Blame for Torture

    12/09/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, Dianne Feinstein today absolved one Republican from any blame. One Republican had nothing to do with torture. Only one Republican would have stood up and demanded it stopped if he had known. Only one Republican out there would have had the honor and the guts to stop it, and therefore only one Republican is worthy of being exempted and absolved of any blame for all of this torture and all of the assault on our good values and so forth. Who do you think that one Republican who is blameless is? I ran this by Snerdley, he said,...
  • Valerie Plame Continues to Spin 'Bush Administration Retribution' Myth

    06/06/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Richard Armitage. I repeat, Richard Armitage. One more time...RICHARD ARMITAGE. I just made Valerie Plame wince three times once she reads this article. Why? Because the name Richard Armitage completely destroys the myth she is desperately hanging onto after all these years that the Bush administration deliberately leaked her name as a CIA employee in order to discredit her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson who criticized the decision to invade Iraq. Unfortunately for both Plame and the Left who have been clinging to that myth for years, it was completely undone when the name of the real leaker, who was an...
  • 'The Hobbit' Part 3..Richard Armitage Teases Ending of Film Being Different from Tolkien's Version?

    04/01/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    ENSTARS ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Mar 31, 2014 01:49 PM EDT
    In a recent interview, Richard Armitage revealed that he was quite emotional about the completion of the trilogy. The 42-year-old actor spoke with BANG Showbiz about finally wrapping the trilogy and how now that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy was completed, he was very moved. "It will be 15 years of Peter Jackson's work, there'll be six movies to watch, but it could be the final time. There's something moving about that," he said.
  • Proof that the Plame case was a hoax

    01/11/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    CIA official's John Rizzo's revelations in new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, establish beyond peradventure of doubt that the Plame case was a hoax, stirred up by her husband and Patrick Fitzgerald. See these excerpts from the book:
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • The Plame Affair, Hollywood Style

    12/09/2010 9:08:17 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/09/2010 | Judith Miller
    I went to jail in the summer of 2005 to protect the identity of a confidential source who spoke to me about Valerie Plame, the former CIA spy whose identity was disclosed after her husband publicly challenged part of the evidence that President Bush cited to justify his invasion of Iraq. I'm the only person to have gone to jail in what became known as Plamegate. But you wouldn't know it from the recently released movie "Fair Game." There is no character based on me in the film—and that turns out to be a good thing. Although the movie is...
  • Valerie Plame 'Fair Game' Movie Tosses Name Leaker Richard Armitage Down Memory Hole

    08/21/2010 8:16:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The only way we even know the name of Valerie Plame (and fame seeking hubby Joe Wilson) is that that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage leaked her name as a CIA officer to columnist Robert Novak. That is what set in motion the long drawn out Plamegate affair in which only Scooter Libby was convicted of something other than leaking her name. So you would figure that the supposedly biographical movie scheduled for a November USA release about Plame, Fair Game, would feature Armitage front and center as the principal villain. Right? Wrong. The fact is that "Fair...
  • Bush and the Libby Pardon

    01/15/2009 7:10:03 AM PST · by meandog · 25 replies · 976+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.15.09 | Daniel Henninger
    As the curtain closes on the presidency of George W. Bush, the one loose end dangling is the pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. In 2007 Mr. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. Let us be clear about the Bush legacy. After September 11, not a year into Mr. Bush's term, his became a war presidency. George Bush's place in history will turn on what becomes of Iraq and al Qaeda. If Iraq fails, history will mark down the Bush presidency. If by fits and starts Iraq grows into the...
  • Pakistani scientists offered Osama nukes before 9/11: Book

    12/14/2008 8:37:55 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 17 replies · 1,760+ views
    Rediff ^ | 14 December, 2008 | Rediff
    Barely a month before the 9/11 terror attacks, two Pakistani nuclear scientists, said to be close to disgraced Abdul Qadeer Khan, met up with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and offered to supply him with atomic weapons, according to a newly released book. Chaudiri Abdul Majeed and Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, who held a series of senior posts in Pakistani nuke programme, went to Taliban [Images] headquarters in Kandahar in mid-August 2001 and spent three days with bin Laden who was keen on acquiring weapons of mass destruction, the book says. In fact, Mahmood was said to be more close to...
  • Bush's War: PBS/FRONTLINE

    03/24/2008 9:40:29 AM PDT · by FilmCutter · 116 replies · 4,279+ views
    Bush's War Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9 P.M. (check local listings) From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge-for six years, FRONTLINE has revealed the defining stories of the war on terror in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga unfolds in the two-part FRONTLINE special Bush's War, airing Monday, March...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Novak Clobbers Colmes on McClellan Claims

    11/21/2007 8:11:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 345+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Alan Colmes turns up at your Thanksgiving get-together sporting a couple shiners and a re-arranged smile, don't press the poor guy if he claims to have walked into a door. The FNC host just got clobbered by a certified DC heavyweight -- Bob Novak. Novak was a guest on this evening's Hannity & Colmes. Colmes first questioned the venerable reporter about the item he published this week regarding the Clinton campaign's claim to have a scandalous story about Barack Obama. For the record, Novak stated this evening that since first reporting the story, "I've had substantiation from another source,...
  • Alec Baldwin Still Can't Figure Out Who Leaked Valerie Plame's Name

    08/03/2007 5:27:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies · 1,551+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 3, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently one of the movie roles that Alec Baldwin won't be playing in the future is that of Sherlock Holmes. Baldwin writes an entire Huffington Post blog, Prosecuting Those Responsible For Outing Valerie Plame, without once mentioning the name of the leaker---Richard Armitage. Baldwin starts out with a fantasy about the things he would do if he were play-acting as president: The fifth thing that I would do is to prosecute whoever is responsible for outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent. At this point you would think that Baldwin would lash out at the leaker, Richard Armitage, or at...
  • CIA leak: Now it can be told; Novak reveals in new book how the secret unfolded

    07/08/2007 10:36:02 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 109 replies · 4,061+ views
    Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | July 8th, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    When I went to my office Monday, July 7, 2003, Joe Wilson was not in the forefront of my mind. Frances Fragos Townsend was. She had just been named deputy national security adviser at the White House though her background was in liberal Democratic politics, including Attorney General Janet Reno's inner circle during the Clinton administration. Her appointment was a political mystery of the kind I had been exploring for forty years in my column. I wrote the Townsend column Tuesday morning because I had a busy schedule the rest of the day, including a 3 p.m. appointment with Richard...
  • Bill paves way for Canada's 'disappearance' (integration with U.S. and Mexico)

    06/24/2007 1:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 311 replies · 2,465+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 23, 2007
    Lawmakers in Canada appear to be paving the way for "deep integration" with the U.S. and Mexico with a proposed measure that advances the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America promoted by the Bush administration, notes WND columnist Jerome Corsi. It's an issue Corsi has fully investigated for his newest book, "The Late Great USA." The conservative minority government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pressing for "The Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement", which would enable a Canadian company to challenge laws in provinces that block the North American Free Trade Agreement. Murray Dobbin, a Vancouver author...
  • Scooter Libby Sentenced

    06/06/2007 5:02:48 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 30 replies · 751+ views
    Three months after his felony conviction on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, 56, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison and fined $250,000. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald asked U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton to impose a sentence of 30 to 37 months, on the grounds that Libby had lied about his role in leaking the identity of former CIA staffer Valerie Plame and impeded a serious investigation, and has not expressed remorse. Libby's lawyers argued for leniency, considering that no one was ever charged...
  • Pardon Libby? Left and Right Erupt in a Fight

    03/08/2007 2:12:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,144+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2007 | Scott Shane
    If some people imagined a verdict in the criminal trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. would calm the political passions surrounding his fate, they may have forgotten two words with a combustible history: presidential pardon. The 11 jurors had barely pronounced Mr. Libby guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury on Tuesday when a new donnybrook broke out. “Now President Bush must pledge not to pardon Libby for his criminal conduct,” declared Senator Harry Reid, the Senate majority Leader, a stance echoed by other Congressional Democrats, editorial writers and bloggers on the left. On the right, The Wall Street Journal...
  • Why Scooter Libby Is Not Guilty Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

    02/26/2007 5:08:15 AM PST · by theothercheek · 9 replies · 1,443+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | February 26, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In his prosecution of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald contended that Vice President Dick Cheney’s former Chief of Staff was actively involved in a smear campaign against anti-war diplomat Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame and that he lied about what he said to whom during the early summer of 2003, thus obstructing the investigation to determine who “outed” Plame as a CIA agent by leaking her identity to the media. Libby’s lawyers countered that he was too busy with pressing national security matters to be involved up to his eyeballs in a conspiracy to...
  • Pincus Tags Fleischer As Leak Source ~

    02/12/2007 2:25:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,806+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 12, 2007 at 8:25:6 PST | MATT APUZZO ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial. Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days later. Pincus testified on behalf of Vice...
  • Libby's Jury Hears Rant Of Diplomat ... (Armitage:profanity-laden rant)

    02/13/2007 5:15:19 AM PST · by IrishMike · 84 replies · 2,575+ views
    NY Sun ^ | February 13, 2007 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    WASHINGTON — The jury in the trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr., who served as Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, has heard powerful evidence that two other officials were responsible for disclosing the identity of a CIA officer, Valerie Plame. Over a prosecution objection, the defense played an audio recording yesterday of a profanity-laden rant in which a former deputy secretary of state, Richard Armitage, told a prominent journalist, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, about Ms. Plame's ties to Langley a month before she was unmasked in a syndicated column by Robert Novak. Mr. Novak also testified yesterday,...
  • 'SCOOTER' Libby TRIAL Could Be A High-Profile BLOODLETTING

    01/16/2007 6:38:48 AM PST · by rface · 58 replies · 2,156+ views
    Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage originally leaked Plame's identity. Armitage says the leak was inadvertent, and he is not being prosecuted.......Federal prosecutors are trying to show that Libby lied to investigators about conversations he had with reporters regarding Plame. Libby has denied lying and says he has a faulty memory........ Former Cheney Chief of Staff on Trial for Allegedly Lying to a Grand Jury, Not Outing CIA Agent: .Jan. 16, 2007 — Jury selection begins today in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Libby is charged with...
  • US wouldn't mind if we pulled out

    11/03/2006 10:49:33 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 November 2006 | Mark Dunn
    AN immediate withdrawal by Australia from Iraq would not hurt the country's alliance with America, former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage said. And Peter Khalil, a Melbourne-born Pentagon adviser and former head of security for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, agreed. Mr Khalil said Diggers had done their job and could withdraw knowing they had stabilised a large section of southern Iraq. The Australian force's size limited what it could achieve, Mr Khalil, an analyst with Eurasia Group in Washington, said. And moving it to Baghdad to fight insurgents was not likely because of the political risk...
  • Armitage acknowledges Aust's 'heavy burden' in Iraq (Treachery Abroad ALERT!!!)

    11/02/2006 5:49:42 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 468+ views
    The former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage says no one would fault Australia if it decided to withdraw its troops from Iraq. But the Federal Government has warned Labor that pulling out would damage the alliance with the US. Protesters greeted several senior US officials at a dinner at Old Parliament House in Canberra last night. Inside, the Defence Minister Brendan Nelson's target was the Labor Party. "Friendships count for something," he said. "Anyone who thinks that prematurely leaving Iraq, the United States and the United Kingdom would not do damage to our relationship with those countries is...
  • Armitage, "N. Korea to Push Ahead with Nuclear Test This Year"

    09/21/2006 10:08:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 597+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/22/06 | Cho Bok-rae
    /begin my excerpt Armitage, "N. Korea to Push Ahead with Nuclear Test This Year" (Washington = Yonhap News) Cho Bok-rae = Richard Armitage, the former Deputy Secretary of State, commented on Sept. 21, "N. Korea will push ahead with nuclear test this year. If it happens, everything including the issue of wartime command control would be brought back to square one, and reevaluated," according to a lawmaker of Hannara Party(conservative opposition) visiting U.S. Mr. Armitage gave his view, saying that it is his personal opinion, while meeting some lawmakers from Hannara delegation made up of Lee Sang-deuk, Vice Chairman of...
  • We'll bomb you to Stone Age, US told Pakistan

    09/22/2006 12:11:59 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 72 replies · 4,423+ views
    The Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | Tim Reid
    Musharraf reveals post-9/11 threat in book serialised by The TimesPERVEZ MUSHARRAF, the President of Pakistan, claimed last night that the Bush Administration threatened to bomb his country “into the Stone Age” if it did not co-operate with the US after 9/11, sharply increasing tensions between the US and one of its closest allies in the war on terrorism. The President, who will meet Mr Bush in the White House today, said the threat was made by Richard Armitage, then the Deputy Secretary of State, in the days after the terror attacks, and was issued to the Pakistani intelligence director. “The...
  • Flowers: A Scandal Goes Down in Plames

    09/16/2006 7:30:17 PM PDT · by cgk · 72 replies · 6,065+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 9-15-06 | Christine M. Flowers
    Christine M. Flowers | A SCANDAL GOES DOWN IN PLAMES SCANDALS, like wool sweaters, tend to shrink when mishandled. An item that looked so sharp at first glance can lose its zing when thrown into the wrong spin cycle. And it's only when we pull it out, misshapen and ruined, that we realize last season's trendy purchase is this year's damaged goods.Take Plamegate, where the beautiful blond wife of an ambitious diplomat was unmasked as a CIA operative. Never mind the fact that Valerie Plame, Mrs. Ambassador Joe Wilson, wasn't exactly the spy who came in from the cold since...
  • CIA agent's naming led to giant hoax by Bush foes

    09/14/2006 7:12:55 PM PDT · by MichiganMan · 55 replies · 2,494+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9-15-06 | Fred Barnes
    CIA agent's naming led to giant hoax by Bush foes Fred Barnes September 15, 2006 THE rogues' gallery of those who acted badly in the CIA "leak" case turns out to be different from what the media led us to expect. Note that we put the word "leak" in quotation marks, because it's clear now that there was no leak at all, just idle talk, and certainly there was no smear campaign against former US ambassador Joseph Wilson for criticising President George W.Bush's Iraq policy. It's as if a giant hoax were perpetrated on the country - by the media,...
  • Matthews: Plame Story Too Complicated to Cover Now [Interview with Hardball host]

    09/08/2006 9:16:58 AM PDT · by · 126 replies · 4,294+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/8/06 | Matthew Sheffield
    Since the revelation that Richard Armitage, a former high-ranking official in the State Department, was the source of the much-ballyhooed Valerie Plame "leak," many in the media have refused to touch the story with a ten-foot pole. This was quite a turnaround since before the Armitage involvement was known, many journalists believed the CIA leak story was one worth pursuing on a daily basis. Some even believed it could bring down the Bush White House, or at least end the careers of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. One of the biggest media figures boycotting the Plame story has been MSNBC...
  • A Full Explanation of The Plame-Wilson Cabal

    09/01/2006 4:47:27 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 416+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/01/06 | Purple Mountains
    This does get a little complicated. First, a holdover, liberal CIA employee, Valerie Plame, decided to undermine President Bush’s policies by pulling strings to get her like-minded husband, Joseph Wilson, sent to Niger to discredit the report from British intelligence that Saddam Hussein tried to purchase yellowcake for nuclear weapons development. (This British report was mentioned by Pres. Bush as one piece of intelligence we relied on in concluding that there was a significant risk of WMD in Iraq. The report turned out to be factual.)
  • Deputy Secretary of State Armitage Quits -Official

    11/16/2004 10:23:38 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 3,294+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2004
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has resigned as expected a day after his boss and close friend, Colin Powell, announced he was stepping down, a State Department official said on Tuesday. Armitage, a barrel-chested former Navy officer who closely managed the day-to-day operations of the State Department's worldwide bureaucracy, tendered his resignation to Powell on Monday, the official said. "He came in with the secretary and is leaving with him," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Armitage was respected among diplomats and lawmakers for his candor. He was always expected to leave at the same...
  • Did Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald Lie?

    08/29/2006 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Laverne · 69 replies · 2,652+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 8/29/06 | Editorial
    Plamegate: Patrick Fitzgerald's three-year manhunt to track down who blew Valerie Plame's CIA "cover" has been exposed as a costly sham. He apparently knew all along that his man was not Scooter Libby. ...But it's hard to see anything but politics as the motivation for Fitzgerald's handling of the Plame affair. The facts indicate that Fitzgerald knew early on that the original leaker was State Department official Richard Armitage. So why did Fitzgerald let a cloud hang over White House adviser Karl Rove's head for so long? And why is Fitzgerald continuing to hound Libby, the former vice presidential chief...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-27-06 (DUmmies And KOmmies In Shock Over Plame Leak Source Revelation)

    08/27/2006 3:33:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 99 replies · 1,949+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 27, 2006 | DUmmies, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    With the REVELATION by Newsweek's Michael Isikoff that the REAL source of the leak of Valerie Plame's name to Robert Novak was NOT Karl Rove but frequent critic of the Administration's Iraq policy, Richard Armitage, both DUmmieland and the KOmmieland are in a deep state of shock. Therefore, in order to ease their angst, perhaps this is a good time to take a brief break and serenade them with the Freudenschade song (to the tune of "Edelweiss) composed by that famous Tin Pan Alley songmeister, Charles Hendrickson: Freudenschade, Freudenschade, DUmmie joy bears repeating; Pop champagne, feel no pain-- Only...
  • Kerry Considering Biden, Armitage for Possible Cabinet

    10/22/2004 9:57:49 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 31 replies · 1,311+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 | NA
    If John Kerry becomes President he will find himself on the horns of a dilemma - which close friend to ditch when he chooses a new Secretary of State. According to today's Washington Post, Kerry would pick his national security team within a few weeks after winning the White House and two of his closest friends, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) or Richard Holbrooke reportedly want the job of running the State Department.
  • Armitage says he and Powell went public to try to sway Bush [State shouldn't agree with White House]

    01/14/2005 12:50:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 72 replies · 1,357+ views
    BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baring one of Washington's worst-kept secret, Secretary of State Colin Powell's deputy said he and Powell sometimes went public with their dissenting views to try to influence Bush administration policy. Richard Armitage, who leaves along with Powell at the end of President Bush's first term, described the process as using the "bully pulpit.'' "Differences of opinion are something you as a citizen and I as a citizen should value in your government,'' Armitage said in an interview with National Public Radio's "Morning Edition'' on Thursday. "You really want it.'' Powell and Armitage,...
  • Reflections of a Straight Shooter

    01/19/2005 8:55:50 PM PST · by MurryMom · 12 replies · 494+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 20, 2005 | Greg Sheridan
    ONE of the reasons so many people admire Richard Armitage, the outgoing Deputy Secretary of State, is his well-earned reputation for fierce honesty. He is George Orwell-like in his ability to face hard facts straight up, and deal with them. Although he always manages to do this with a smile, he'll tell you the things you don't like to hear as well as the things you do. With his best friend and boss Colin Powell, Armitage, according to Bob Woodward's account of the period leading up to the war in Iraq, was the member of the Bush administration who urged...
  • NEWSWEEK: Richard Armitage is Said to Be Eying Donald Rumsfeld's Post

    03/06/2005 7:48:17 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 11 replies · 1,864+ views
    Prnewswire ^ | 3/6/05
    NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Though by most accounts secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are friendly, the 72-year-old Defense chief may not be taking his partially eclipsed status very well. Though he has given no sign he might depart early, rumors have flown for weeks that Rumsfeld could leave after the quadrennial defense review expected by the end of 2005, report Senior Editor Michael Hirsh and Washington Bureau Chief Daniel Klaidman in the March 14 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 7). Among those said to be eying Rumsfeld's post is newly retired...
  • WASH POST's Ben Bradlee Claims Plame Leaker Was Richard Armitage

    03/13/2006 8:02:26 AM PST · by blogblogginaway · 86 replies · 4,154+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | march 13, 2006 | Drudge
    WASH POST's Ben Bradlee Claims Plame Leaker Was Richard Armitage Mon Mar 13 2006 10:48:34 ET THE WASHINGTON POST's famous Watergate editor Ben Bradlee claims that it was former State Department Deputy Secretary Richard Armitage who was the individual who leaked the identity of CIA official Valerie Plame. In the latest issue of VANITY FAIR: "Woodward was in a tricky position. People close to him believe that he had learned about Plame from his friend Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's former deputy, who has been known to be critical of the administration and who has a blunt way of speaking. 'That...
  • THE STATE DEPARTMENT PLOT THICKENS (Podhoretz on new Time article)

    07/31/2005 8:49:58 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 125 replies · 3,617+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 7/31/05 | John Podhoretz
    THE STATE DEPARTMENT PLOT THICKENS [John Podhoretz] Time Magazine has a new story about the revelation of Valerie Plame's name -- a story that, despite Time's own bizarre spin, reinforces the claim that Karl Rove and others learned that Joseph Wilson was married to a CIA operative from the media. "As the investigation tightens into the leak of the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, sources tell TIME some White House officials may have learned she was married to former ambassador Joseph Wilson weeks before his July 6, 2003, Op-Ed piece criticizing the Administration," writes Massimo Calabresi. Later, he...
  • Red carpet leads back to a nation in tatters

    01/31/2002 1:08:49 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 336+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Thursday, January 31, 2002 | Ann Scott Tyson
    WASHINGTON - It was a spring-like Monday morning here as Afghan leader Hamid Karzai watched a hastily sewn flag rise over the long-abandoned Afghan embassy. Much like Mr. Karzai's desperate nation, the dilapidated embassy is a testimony to neglect, with peeling paint, leaky roofs, sagging walls, and termites. Still, no one seemed to notice. Speaking of shared US-Afghan pain, partnership, and hope, Karzai dignified the moment. He seemed sincere, yet polished - even, some would say, chic. "Tie it well, Haron," said Karzai, looking on in a silver lamb's-wool cap, flowing tunic, and emerald cape as his chargé d'affairs ...
  • More signs of Syria turn up in Iraq

    12/24/2004 8:59:38 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1,760+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 23, 2004 | Nicholas Blanford
    More signs of Syria turn up in Iraq The Iraqi ambassador to Syria tells the Monitor that photos of high-ranking Syrian officials were found in Fallujah. By Nicholas Blanford | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor DAMASCUS, SYRIA - When US troops stormed the rebel-held city of Fallujah last month, they uncovered photos of senior Syrian officials that have further strained the already tense relations between Syria and Iraq, according to the Iraqi ambassador to Syria.Several captured insurgents were found in possession of the photographs, confirmation, according to Iraqi officials, that some elements in the Syrian regime - perhaps...
  • Armitage: Syria responsible for regional terror

    09/11/2004 2:24:27 PM PDT · by anotherview · 21 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 Spetmber 2004 | ANINE ZACHARIA AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Sep. 11, 2004 9:56 | Updated Sep. 11, 2004 23:03 Armitage: Syria responsible for regional terror By JANINE ZACHARIA AND AP WASHINGTON Syria bears some responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Beersheba on August 31, US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said on Friday, although he stopped short of endorsing an Israeli retaliatory attack on Damascus. Asked in an interview with Egypt TV if Syria "should be held accountable" for the Beersheba bombings, which killed 16 and wounded dozens, Armitage said, "Why not? Syria holds and houses Hamas. Syria is a conduit of weapons from Iran to Hizbullah....
  • Couric on Better Behavior in Interview with Dep. Sec. State Armitage (Impact of FR Outcry?)

    12/16/2003 4:37:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 139 replies · 3,311+ views
    The Today Show
    In a just-completed interview with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, the Katie Couric on display was a far cry from the bitter, clenched-jawed woman of yesterday. Couric's interview of Gen. Ricardo Sanchez yesterday was a festival of attempts to downplay the significance of Saddam's capture and to highlight perceived shortcomings in US policy and accomplishments. No one would confuse the Couric of today with a cheerleader for US policy. But while she turned no handstands on behalf of Pres. Bush, neither did she second-guess or undermine in the same way she attempted yesterday. It could be that Katie was...
  • Bush administration examining ways to change course in Iraq

    08/28/2003 6:03:56 PM PDT · by Brian S · 32 replies · 416+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 08-28-03
    Bush administration examining ways to change course in IraqBy Warren P. Strobel and John WalcottKnight Ridder Newspapers CHUCK KENNEDY, KRT U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January 2003. WASHINGTON - Alarmed by mounting casualties and staggering costs in Iraq, a growing number of top Bush administration officials have concluded that the current U.S. strategy is unsustainable and are looking for ways to increase United Nations involvement, American officials and foreign diplomats said. The sharp course corrections under consideration, they said, include creating a multinational U.N. peacekeeping force with continued U.S. military...
  • US official says Iraqi scientists helping on arms

    04/30/2003 12:50:57 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters | 4/30/03 | Carol Giacomo
    US official says Iraqi scientists helping on arms By Carol Giacomo WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - Captured Iraqi scientists have started cooperating with the United States, giving U.S. officials renewed confidence that there are unconventional weapons in Iraq and they will be found, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said on Wednesday. "The people we have found are already leading us to other people as well as to computer files and to documents," he told the National Defense University, an elite school for America's military officers. "With these sources of information, we can say with a high degree of confidence...
  • Armitage Assures Syrians We Won't Get Them Next

    04/09/2003 1:52:47 PM PDT · by Defiant · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Arabic News ^ | 4/9/2003 | N/A
    Armitaj: we will not attack Syria.. But our relations are difficult Syria-USA, Politics, 4/9/2003 US Department of State official, Richard Armitaj, yesterday expressed his hope that Damascus would have stopped sending supplies and fighters to Iraq and blocked its borders before any non -humanitarian supplies. He repeated his saying that the USA does not intent to attack Syria despite the many sources of "concerns from it." Armitaj was referring to the recent American accusations and criticism to Syria accusing it of providing Iraq of equipment of military and civilian use including night vision goggles as well as permitting Arab fighters...
  • Va. Bill Promoting S. Vietnam Flag Dies

    02/17/2003 5:03:48 PM PST · by GeneD · 5 replies · 280+ views
    AP via ^ | 02/17/2003
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A bill in the Virginia legislature that promotes the flag of the former South Vietnam died in a subcommittee after federal officials warned lawmakers it could damage relations between the United States and Vietnam. Sen. Malfourd Trumbo said Monday that the bill will not face a vote before Monday's midnight deadline for action. The measure sparked concern among officials in Vietnam and the State Department after it passed the House of Delegates last month. State Department officials urged several legislators to kill the bill. In a Feb. 5 letter addressed to bill sponsor Del. Robert Hull,...