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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:44 AM
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Republicans want to prosecute Joseph Wilson!
Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Sunday that it's Mr. Wilson who needs to be investigated and even prosecuted if he violated CIA secrecy.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/inpolitics.htm
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:48 AM
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1. Bring It On n/t
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:55 AM
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9. I think you're right
Any publicity of this breach of security is good. No way could anyone find Wilson guilty of anything.
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:48 AM
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2. guess Rush has been supplying drugs again
another example that the RW lives in Bizarro World.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:08 AM
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22. that's about right
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:50 AM
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3. That's a mighty big "if"...
...and it takes a back seat to the fact that we KNOW that someone violated CIA secrecy to Robert Novak, and he described that(those) person(s) as senior WH officials.

Any investigation of Wilson would be just another Republican fishing expedition.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:54 AM
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8. I see stupid people.
Smoking Joe will kick his ass.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:50 AM
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Well then
the feeling is mutual. :-)

Julie
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:50 AM
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4. Wilson said he did not say anything classified,
so unless the CIA says otherwise, I don't see how far they'd get.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:51 AM
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5. Interestingly...
King was one of the more reasonable repukes during The BJ Wars. Guess he has been eating the Lotuses.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:01 AM
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13. He HAD to be responsible...
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:05 AM by JHB
...King's district is on Long Island (NYC suburbs), not the Bible Belt. It may be Republican territory, but the cultural makeup is different enough that the BJ War histrionics didn't play that well up here.

King is also has a lot of support from the Fenian wing of the Irish community, and unlike the tight-with-Tories Republicans, Clinton offered a chance at Northern Ireland negotiations that weren't just dictated from London.
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Speed8098 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:20 AM
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19. The odd thing
I live on Long Island(Suffolk County) and I am in democratic heaven. I am constantly talking with people in my community about the idiot in charge and they are of the same mindset we are, and that's to get * out at all cost.

The odd thing is the plethora of repuke leaders we have here on LI. I really don't understand how they keep getting elected. As I said I speak to many many people here and I've found that the majority lean left.

The only reason I can think of for people here voting repuke is the fact of high property taxes. We DO have some of the highest taxes in the country, and my guess is that the people here believe the BS coming out of the repuke pols about lowering taxes. In the 25 years I've been here, there has been no reductions in property taxes, only increases.

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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:10 AM
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21. King's District (NY's 3rd)
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:27 AM by JHB
http://map01.elections.state.ny.us/boe/Main.asp (click "congressional districts" and type "3" for a district map.)

Profile: http://www.house.gov/king/district.html

About half of Nassau County (along the South Shore & eastern half), and part of South Shore Suffolk. It's based in the Nassau's famed Republican Party machine (home of Al D'Amato and Tom Gulotta) and gerrymandered to be Republican-friendly (For instance, at the Suffolk border, it squeezes all the way down to, quite literally, "the tracks" (LIRR) so that mostly-black North Amityville is excluded).

And it IS some of the highest-taxed areas of the country. Of course, in Nassau, Republican "fiscal responsibility" managed to create a massive county debt. Kinda like Orange County a few years ago. Or the Reagan years. Or the Bush years. or the other Bush years....

A pattern there, eh?
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:22 AM
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25. Another Suffolk County Resident Here
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 11:23 AM by cryingshame
Who lives out east on the south shore.

And I am pretty much surrounded by Democrats too....

except for the real estate developers who are busy turning what's left of the potato fields into McMansions for the tasteless city people who have too much money and not enough social skills.

There are also alot of nail bangers building the McMansions who listen to Rush...

Then there are the regular people who can't afford to find a place to live and blame the Democrats for land preservation...

Then there are the bigots who hate the Hispanics who come here to work menial labor and take up rentals and housing...

Then there are the baymen who have been displaced... they think the problem is with environmental regulations.

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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:52 AM
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6. Let them shoot their best shot
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:53 AM
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7. That's nice, Pete. While we're talling about terrorists...
...how about you talk some more about your IRA pals.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:55 AM
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10. During the so-called "impeachment" hearings, I used to think...
...King was fairly moderate in his political views. I wonder what Rove has on him to make King behave this way?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:56 AM
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11. Considering the fact that the CIA requested that the WH
be investigated, I would assume they've already resolved any questions or doubt about Wilson's role in this whole mess.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:04 AM
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15. See my #13 above...
...King was "reasonable" because the facts of his district forced him to be that way. If he'd toed Newt's line, he'd have been tossed out on his ass in the 1998 election.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:00 AM
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12. Here's a timeline on the Niger-uranium story supplied by the Dean...
...for America website:

<http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=... >

Here's a quote from Wilson in the second paragraph:

"...There was nothing secret or earth-shattering in my report, just as there was nothing secret about my trip."

Please note the organizations briefed by Mr. Wilson upon his return to the States. So much for King's bluster.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:03 AM
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14. Ok, if intimidation isn't BLATANTLY obvious....
what else does the American public need to see???

For chrissake, this guy is MARRIED to an operative! He is furious that she was outed. IT came from the white house, not from him.

Is there not lengths to which the GOP will go to protect their favorite idiot boy and his administration???
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:04 AM
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16. Brainwashed totalitarian fascists
They do not believe in rule of law, they believe in Republican Party loyalty.
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FauxNewsBlues Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:16 AM
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17. King is the point man
Let's not forget that King also wrote an op-ed this week accusing the CIA of being disloyal to the country and to the chimp.

It appears that King was appointed or was self-selected to be the point man on FUD for the White House. Should be interesting. I predict he will all of a sudden be making Sunday show appearances this week-end.
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Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:19 AM
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18. They don't want to prosecute him...
...this is part of the spin cycle to diffuse the damage to the Bush WH*.

- This is where the Right has an advantage over the Left: they have a virtual army of talking head pundits that are sent out for damage control whenever one of their own is in trouble.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:37 AM
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20. Anyone notice the ad at the bottom of that story?
Interesting, eh? Maybe directly trying to get the newly and growing disatisfied to take a peek at the moment of disatisfaction (while reading the WTimes)?
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:13 AM
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23. Moooooonie Rag!
Bring it on...Wilson will come out smelling like roses, and the BFEE already smells like the fetid , oozing, lying cesspool it is. I hope Wilson and his wife filed that civil suit, as John Dean suggested.
This is the tip of the iceberg anyway..
Dont mess with the CIA!
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:13 AM
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24. The CIA asked for investigation of leak, not Wilson!
Watta dick.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:23 AM
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26. They tend to overlook that fact.
The CIA launched the inquiry, not Wilson.
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IkeWarnedUs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:49 AM
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27. Remember on Friday's Nightline
One of the CIA officers (I think it was Larry Johnson) said if Bush doesn't 'call off the partisan dogs' more and more CIA officers will be speaking out about this.

Bring 'em on. This ain't going away.
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