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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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Talking Points Memo regarding the Plame case.
Yesterday a group of 11 former intelligence officers delivered a letter to the Republican and Democratic leadership in the House and the Senate on the Plame case.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/intel.officers.letter...



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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:02 AM
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1. Wow - but will anyone notice?
Weve got a Supreme Court nomination going on, the media will drop the Rove story.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:10 AM
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2. I think we can balance both.
We shouldn't forget that this investigation is ongoing.

Some snips of the memo:

The Republican National Committee has circulated talking points to supporters to use as part of a coordinated strategy to discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife. As part of this campaign a common theme is the idea that Ambassador Wilsons wife, Valerie Plame was not undercover and deserved no protection. The following are four recent examples of this talking point:

Michael Medved stated on Larry King Live on July 12, 2005, And let's be honest about this. Mrs. Plame, Mrs. Wilson, had a desk job
at Langley. She went back and forth every single day.


Victoria Toensing stated on a Fox News program with John Gibson on
July 12, 2005 that, Well, they weren't taking affirmative
measures to protect that identity. They gave her a desk job in
Langley. You don't really have somebody deep undercover
going back and forth to Langley, where people can see them.


These comments reveal an astonishing ignorance of the intelligence community and the role of cover. The fact is that there are thousands of U.S. intelligence officers who work at a desk in the Washington, D.C. area every day who are undercover. Some have official cover, and some have non-official cover. Both classes of cover must and should be protected.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:25 PM
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14. yes, it was in The Washington Post today, I believe
I think CNN mentioned it & my local paper (The Hartford Courant) ran the WP story.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:28 PM
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15. Yeah, I saw the Post did a story on it.
I'll try to find the Hartford Courant on line. Thanks!
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:29 PM
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16. link to my post about the Courant - containing link to article
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:30 PM
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17. THANK YOU!
:yourock:
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MeDeMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:15 AM
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3. plain text link
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:19 AM
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5. Thanks for that.
I think it's important the SCOTUS nominee doesn't trump this investigation or our focus on it anyway.
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SuperWonk Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:21 AM
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6. Re:
"Weve got a Supreme Court nomination going on, the media will drop the Rove story."

I don't know if this will be totally true, although I agree that the Supreme Court nominee stories are more important because of their more far-reaching impact.

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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:26 AM
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7. Totally agree.
We CAN and MUST focus on both. This is an important memo because it came from former intelligence officers and it is non-partisan.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:18 AM
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4. cool beans
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 AM
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8. Shameless self-kick.
:kick:
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MeDeMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:52 AM
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9. I'll share your shame :-)

:kick:

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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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10. Thanks!
:yourock:
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:10 PM
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11. Kicking this again.
It's important we don't lose sight of this due to the SCOTUS nominee. We can fight both fires at once.

:kick:
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SuperWonk Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:01 PM
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12. "We can fight both fires at once."
But don't you agree that the Supreme Court has much more far-reaching implictaions? Shouldn't this be the first priority?

Thoughts?
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:23 PM
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13. The SCOTUS nominee IS important.
I think the Plame leak needs to be first priority. That's just MY opinion though. There is a lot of time for them to dig into the nominee's background and despite what a lot of people here may think, my opinion is that it is a deliberate distraction from the Plame investigation. Although it IS an important distraction. Thoughts?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:32 PM
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18. And a hearing was scheduled for Friday
Where some of these intelligence officers will speak.

http://www.lightupthedarkness.org/blog/default.asp?view...
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:21 PM
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19. Thanks for the link!
:yourock:
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