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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:42 PM
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Fitzgerald: Civil Rights Charges?
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Fitzgerald: Civil Rights Charges?

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2005/10/26/fitzgerald_...

Larry Johnson just alerted me to this incredible scoop. For anyone out there who has ever read Ender's Game, this is a perfect example of Ender's classic decision to focus on the goal, and not on playing the game. For those who haven't had the pleasure of reading Ender's Game, here's the deal: Instead of Fitzgerald focusing on the crime of leaking an undercover operative's name—a task difficult to prove—Fitzgerald may instead be focusing on the goal of that crime: damaging Joe Wilson's career. Since the attack was so over the top, Fitzgerald may be trying to show that the coordinated White House effort was intending to violate a private individual's civil rights.

That's strategic innovation. Everyone in Washington has just been assuming that attacking your enemies—Karl Rove's specialty since he ran around the country teaching Republicans "dirty tricks"—was fair play.

If this intel is accurate, Fitzgerald just drew a new line in the sand here in Washington.

Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue
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Rich Hunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:43 PM
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1. awesome....

If it's true.
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dubyaD40web Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:45 PM
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2. I doubt it.
Fitz was hired to do one and one thing only: Find out who leaked Plame's name.

That's his main goal.

The other cards will fall in place once he knows that.
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11cents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:45 PM
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3. That's a "scoop?"
Larry Johnson "alerted" him to the notion that "Ender's Game" is cool, so maybe Fitzgerald is doing things the "Enders's Game" way?

I don't get it. What's the news here? The "Aides to be Indicted" story is from the week before Libby was indicted last fall.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:46 PM
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4. Nice move
I'm hoping for some pleasant surprises.

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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:48 PM
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5. This all seems to be old stuff from last October.
Has something happened that would bring it back on the table?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:51 PM
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6. It is.
I would suggest that as Joseph Wilson was retired, it is not his career being considered. Mrs. Wilson's career was damaged, indeed.
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