Indictments Would Be Grave Injustice

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    Indictments Would Be a Grave Injustice
    By Michael Barone for Real Clear Politcis
    October 24, 2005

    For more than two years, many in the mainstream media have been buzzing about the prospect that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove or Vice President Chief of Staff Scooter Libby would be indicted for revealing the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame.

    The press has been full of righteous indignation that high officials in the Bush administration would endanger the identity of a covert agent. And it has been argued that administration officials did this to protect a fearless truth-teller -- Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson -- a former ambassador who charged that the Bush administration purposefully ignored intelligence and lied about Iraqi attempts to obtain uranium to develop weapons of mass destruction.

    The problem is that the narrative line being offered up by the press is almost entirely wrong. And it is almost certainly true that neither of the statutes that might cover the situation -- the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 and the Espionage Act of 1917 -- was violated, at least by anyone in the administration.

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    another spin doctor already making excuses ?

    Without having the facts on the case and the more likely
    szenario of coverup charges out there nobody but the prosecutor
    knows what they really have on people.

    It way too early to talk about grave injustice. The writer is just an early apologist/defender. Lets wait for the facts.
     
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    Give me a break Adam's Apple, Wilson went to Niger to investigate a British intel report that said Saddam had bought yellow cake from them in the late 90s. Wilson could never find any evidence that he had. When he brought this back to the white house, he was ignored because the whitehouse didn't want to hear anything that contradicted their war plans. So wilson wrote an op-ed for the NYT showing what he'd found and a couple of weeks following wilson's op-ed, in a mysterious coincidence, the Vice president's office leaks the name of an undercover CIA operative who happens to be wilson's wife to the media. "DUH, I guess it's all some big coincidence!" DUHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Try being a little bit more obtuse.
     
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    Well, Hag, what you've just written is the liberal's side of the story anyway. Whether it is true or not remains to be seen. Wilson's story has been disputed by the international intelligence community. Barrone's article states that neither law that would govern this situation--the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 and the Espionage Act of 1917--has been violated by anyone in the Bush Administration. Now the question is: How will Peter Fitzgerald twist things to be able to render an indictment?
     
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    http://media.nationalreview.com/080588.asp

    Links at site



     
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    Looky what the NY Times dragged out yesterday. Links at site:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2131180/

     
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    and this is looking weirder and weirder. Lots of links. I'm really beginning to think this is the scandal that wasn't:

    http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2005/12/sometimes_nothi.html

     

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