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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:18 PM
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Former Intelligence Officers Speak Up on Behalf of Protecting Valerie Plame
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB31SP6EBE.html

11 Former Intelligence Officers Speak Up on Behalf of Protecting Valerie Plame's Identity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eleven former intelligence officers are speaking up on behalf of CIA officer Valerie Plame, saying leaking her identity may have damaged national security and threatens the ability of U.S. intelligence gathering.

In a statement to congressional leaders, the former officers said the Republican National Committee has circulated talking points focusing on the idea that Plame was not working undercover and deserved no protection.

There are thousands of U.S. intelligence officers who work at a desk in the Washington, D.C., area every day who are undercover as Plame was when her identity was leaked, the 11 former officers said in a three-page statement.

The former officers' statement comes amid revelations that top presidential aide Karl Rove was involved in leaking Plame's identity to columnist Robert Novak and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper, and that Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, also was a source for Cooper on the Plame story.


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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:28 PM
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1. It's about time! Where are the rest of these people.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:29 PM by cal04
These guys NEED to stick together, not only for the safety of our country but for their safety too.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:23 PM
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8. these guys have been speaking out from day one. I remember
they actually organized and have a website. Larry ? is one of the best speakers for this.
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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:28 PM
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10. Larry Johnson, I believe
and I'm proud to say that I think he's from Missouri originally!
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:54 PM
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12. I guess what I should have said
is where are the ones that she works with.
I'm glad these guys have been there from day one. We need more like them
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:32 PM
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2. Good for them for stnading up!
:toast:
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:48 PM
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3. This is good news indeed
Lets hope the MSN whores pick this little news up
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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:55 PM
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4. Yesssss!
These guys know what they are talking about! THESE are the people we, and all Americans, need to listen to. If only Geedub and his gang had listened to them before rushing headfirst into Iraq!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:02 PM
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5. FINALLY!!! We had to push the story down their throats all day.
They put it out so late that many of their client newspapers won't be able to add it before the deadlines.
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joeunderdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:04 PM
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6. Who the heck are they? Do we need to ask Novak?
This would have more teeth if these guys had names and faces we could see. Otherwise, it's just 11 guys.

These guys?...
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0319-08.htm
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:48 PM
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11. No--the AP story has their names.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:04 PM
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7. Made the AP - Good news
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:25 PM
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9. Bonus!
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wishlist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:04 PM
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13. CNN just covered this tonight
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:05 PM by wishlist
CNN just covered the CIA officers' statment tonight and CSpan had a good segment with Dem Senators Harman and Boxer talking about the national security implications. The Plame leak coverage seems to be expanding today, not disappearing.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:51 PM
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14. The truth marches forward!
Kudos for all 11 patriots!

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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:25 PM
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15. CIA Agents for Truth!!!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:28 PM by thecrow
I think this is much better and ultimately more powerful that the Swift Boat Veterans for "truth"

Let's all say it together now:

CIA Agents for Truth!!!!



I feel much better now.
:woohoo: :patriot: :woohoo: :patriot: :woohoo: :patriot: :woohoo:
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 PM
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16. Way to go ....
Plame can't defend herself, thanks guys. :patriot:
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Theduckno2 Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:13 AM
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17. They directly criticized Republican National Committee!
Yippee! Republicans is Congress are going to have their loyalty to Bush tested on this one. After all, Bush has just over 3 years to go, but the CIA is like forever, man. This show is getting better all the time. :popcorn:
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:27 AM
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18. This is powerful
Valerie has Brothers In Arms.

Let's Rock!
:woohoo: :applause:
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robertarctor Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:38 AM
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19. Messing with the Agency is a real Wile E. Coyote move ...
Edited on Thu Jul-21-05 01:40 AM by robertarctor
... which I'm guessing these ACME Dynamite-lighting shitheads in the Bush Regime are about to find out.

And I'd love to see that ACME Dynamite blow up in Turd Blossom's face, and take a bunch of these traitorous vermin with him. Better stock up on popcorn for that one.
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 02:02 AM
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20. "You meet the same people on the way down, you screwed on the way up "
I don't know who said it, but I'm sure Cheney, Rove, and Scooper are remembering that saying.

These guys are not just after Rove. They know it leads to Cheney.

How would you like to be a bug in the phonecalls between the CIA phonecalls to the FBI and the Spec Pros office.

This isn't deep throat, it's chatty cathy.

Can;t wait for them to get to the Cheney part.
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volitionx Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:01 PM
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21. The CIA will want some payback...
They'll have their jobs even after Bushmaster is out of office. They'll have to deal with whoever the next president is. Their loyalty is to their Agency, not the president, and I'd bet they're pissed and are going to do something about it.
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:21 PM
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22. Kick
and welcome to DU Volitionx :hi:

Here's to hoping against hope that you are right!


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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 12:12 PM
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23. I think these are the ex CIA that were fired recently because of
being suspected of not enough loyalty to the deranged dimson.

Stupid move.

Old saying: keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

But thank goodness the misadministration is full of revengeful small minded bullies and not true politicians.
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