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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:23 PM
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KARL ROVE: He has betrayed the nation
It's ironic that political genius Karl Rove - and perhaps others - could end up in prison for exposing the identity of an undercover CIA agent. Ironic, because their essential mistake in doing so was one of identity: their own.

They think they work for President George W. Bush. They don't. They work for America.

There's no reason to believe that Rove gave much thought at all to Valerie Plame Wilson, a 20-year CIA veteran working in the agency's counterproliferation division, when he mentioned her to at least two reporters in July 2003. The only reason she was in his sights was that she was married to Joseph Wilson IV. Wilson, a retired veteran U.S. diplomat, had gone public with disturbing information that the Bush administration might have twisted intelligence information to support its campaign for starting a war with Iraq.

In February 2002, the CIA sent Wilson to the African country of Niger to check out sketchy intelligence information suggesting that Iraq tried to buy Niger uranium for making nuclear weapons. Vice President Dick Cheney had been told about the report earlier and had asked for more information.

More: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/er...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:24 PM
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1. Thanks for posting this
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ironman202 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:30 PM
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2. what's particularly galling about rove is
there was no point in saying plame was CIA. He could have said "Some faceless CIA bureaucrat sent him". He outed Plame (and, oh yeah, the billion dollar 20 year old CIA front company she worked for) in an attempt to deball Wilson. He was calling Wilson a girlyman.
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libertypirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:32 PM
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5. I am sorry, Wilson/Plame is the minor issue
It's that front company and what they were doing to me that is the big issue.

Why would anyone in the White House cut their own legs off in the investigation of WMD, and financing of terrorism?

That is what this covert organization was doing, clandestine investigations into the bad guys. Why destroy this covert opperation?
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ironman202 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:55 PM
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7. because they were never really interested in WMD.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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3. One correction: they work for George W. Bush, not for America for their
loyalty is to W only IMHO, else this would not be an issue.
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:22 PM
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4. kick
kick
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:34 PM
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6. Even worse, Bush betrayed the nation
when he choose loyalty to a friend over loyalty to his country.

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