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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:58 PM
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26. Thanks, robertpaulsen! Yeh. Ol' David understood Plame Affair early on.
From 2003:

A White House Smear

By David Corn

Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer working covertly in a field of vital importance to national security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush administration critic and intimidate others?

It sure looks that way, if conservative journalist Bob Novak can be trusted.


"Stories like this," Wilson says, "are not intended to intimidate me, since I've already told my story. But it's pretty clear it is intended to intimidate others who might come forward. You need only look at the stories of intelligence analysts who say they have been pressured. They may have kids in college, they may be vulnerable to these types of smears."

Will there be any inquiry? Journalists who write about national security matters (as I often do) tend not to big fans of pursuing government officials who leak classified information. But since Bush administration officials are so devoted to protecting government secrets--such as the identity of the energy lobbyists with whom the vice president meets--one might (theoretically) expect them to be appalled by the prospect that classified information was disclosed and national security harmed for the purposes of mounting a political hit job. Yet two days after the Novak column's appearance, there has not been any public comment from the White House or any other public reverberation.

The Wilson smear was a thuggish act. Bush and his crew abused and misused intelligence to make their case for war. Now there is evidence Bushies used classified information and put the nation's counter-proliferation efforts at risk merely to settle a score. It is a sign that with this gang politics trumps national security.


Most importantly: Thanks for the kind words, Robert! If it weren't for Friends like You and those on DU, we will never give up.
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     - very good link  hiley   Oct-16-05 06:34 PM   #13 
  - recommend  hiley   Oct-16-05 05:12 PM   #2 
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     - Errrraaa...  Karenina   Oct-16-05 06:01 PM   #9 
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     - I agree.  Metta   Oct-17-05 07:16 PM   #57 
  - Another top-notch post Octafish! Here's David Corn's take on his blog.  robertpaulsen   Oct-16-05 06:42 PM   #15 
  - Thanks, robertpaulsen! Yeh. Ol' David understood Plame Affair early on.  Octafish   Oct-16-05 10:58 PM   #26 
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