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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:54 PM
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Ex-officers: CIA leak may have harmed U.S - CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/20/cia.leak.ap /

just saw that CNN is covering this letter from former CIA agents to congress...

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eleven former intelligence officers say the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity may have damaged national security and the government's ability to gather intelligence.

The former officers made their views known in a three-page statement to congressional leaders.

They said the Republican National Committee has circulated suggestions for officials to deal with the Plame case by focusing on the idea that Plame was not working undercover and legally merited no protection.

Thousands of U.S. intelligence officers work at desks in the Washington area every day whose identities are shielded, as Plame's was when her identity was leaked by Bush administration officials, the 11 former officers said.

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.

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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:58 PM
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1. here is a link to a copy of the actual letter
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:03 PM
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5. This might work better
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:59 PM
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2. Cool
I'm pleasantly shocked that they are covering it. :)
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:59 PM
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3. We're Back Baby !!!!! n/t
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:03 PM
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4. I hope they keep the pressure on to hold those cowards accountable.
"Intelligence officers should not be used as political footballs," the 11 said. "In the case of Valerie Plame, she still works for the CIA and is not in a position to publicly defend her reputation and honor."


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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:22 PM
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8. Wishful thinking
Hopefully they got pissed off enough about Gannon being planted in the briefing room to take off their gloves and stop the tiptoe act about issues that citizens should know the truth about. It would be sweet to be able to read and hear the truth for a change. And hopefully the Rove crap is just the beginning.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:30 PM
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9. Welcome to DU
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:16 PM
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6. YES!!
This is another side to this story that I hope gets big play.

Come on FAUX News...where is your "patriotism" now? Report this you ratbastards.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:20 PM
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7. email them the memo...over and over...
I just did!
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