Cheney is the leak....or not

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    Don't you just love misleading news headlines?

    Seriously here, the media really needs to wait till they can prove stuff before they make claims like this.

    What really is amazing here is that the libs still havent proved that a crime was committed. Looking at the laws, she wasn't a covert operative as defined by the statute. So what the heck is the point of all this?
     
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    If Tenet told Cheney, then how could Cheney be the leak. In fact how can Cheney or anyone be at blame if they aren't aware that the lady was an agent? You can only be at fault if you are aware that the lady was an agent, and so far no one accused of leaking was aware of her status as an agent. :dance:
     
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    It all depends on what your definition of "is" is...
     
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    The woman was a desk jockey when her name appeared in Bob Novak's column, six years after her status as a covert agent ended. The law states the name of a covert agent can not be revealed for a period of five years after the individual has come in from the cold. No law breaking here by anyone!

    Don't be surprised, however, that some kind of indictment will be handed down because this is a Republican administration so something has to be amiss here. It is a sad day in America when people can be prosecuted for having political policy differences. Kind of reminds me of living in the socialist type of society that Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media seem to want.
     
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    Good question. It was common knowledge in Washington that Plame worked for the CIA, but not as a covert agent. At the time Novak wrote his column, Plame was not working as a covert agent for the CIA, and even Joe Wilson verified that in an interview on CNN.

    I think it is odd that Joe Wilson, known in Washington to be anti-war, said that he had been recommended for his mission to Niger by Cheney's office. This was denied by the Bush Administration, and it was established that it was Plame who actually recommended Wilson for the job. Now Fitzgerald's office has leaked to the press that Cheney was the person who "outed" Plame as a "covert" agent. Sounds a lot like a payback to me. Rest assured, in a court of law, Cheney will rip Fitzgerald's made-up case apart.
     
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    As usual, you're just wrong. Valerie Plame, before she was outed by Robert Novac worked under non-official cover. This is the deepest cover for CIA operatives, and they often work abroad without any diplomatic protection. This means that if they're discovered by a hostile power they will likely die, or wish they had.

    Her cover was that of an energy analyst for Brewster Jennings and Associates, a CIA front company set up to investigate the relationships between various groups involved in the smuggling of nuclear materials. With this cover operation blown, the ability to gather intel on these groups was severely compromised as was the security of the United States.

    The felony aspect of revealing the name of a CIA operative aside, at the very least, revealing the name of such an operative in a game of "Gotcha" by a corrupt and vindictive administration lies in the realm of high crimes and misdemeanors. At worst, it is outright treason.
     
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    ok lets say she was in, to use your phrase "... deepest cover for CIA operatives" as uper secret spook......how did the press know to ask good olde dick if she was a spook....if she was a super secret spook....
     
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    From what I can tell, nobody "asked" about Ms. Plame until certain someone's in the White House started calling reporters to offer the information about her status in the CIA.

    A good summary of the whole sordid affair may be found here:

    <center><a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plame_affair>The Plame Affair</a></center>

    But when push comes to shove, it's not about Rove or Libby...It's about Bush and Cheney and the whole mess of cooked, spun, cherry-picked and fabricated intel the Adminstration used to provide the rationale for going to war with Iraq...You remember, WMD's?...The "smoking gun/mushroom cloud" thing?...The Nigerian yellow-cake?...
     
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    my prediction:

    Rove walks

    Cheney walks

    DeLay walks

    and the republicans remain thrilled these are the people running the country.
     

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