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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:19 AM
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Novak: "They asked me not, not to use her name(Plame), but didn’t say that it was anybody in danger"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19694666/page/6 /

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MR. NOVAK: Yes. And of course, there’s also a third source, and that was the public relations man at the CIA, Bill Harlow, who, who admitted, who confirmed that she worked in the counterproliferation division. But he said that she didn’t suggest the—that her husband go. That’s—I think that was an incorrect information he gave me, but I I also put that in the column, that a source from the CIA said he was—she was not suggest—he did—she did not suggest her husband make the mission.

MR. RUSSERT: In hindsight, should you have identified Valerie Plame as a CIA agent?

MR. NOVAK: There was no indication by, by the official spokesman for the CIA or anybody else that anybody was put in danger, that—I suddenly didn’t get a direct call from George Tenet, the CIA director, who I knew. And if he wanted to stop me from doing it, he could’ve, so I, I saw there was no pressure from me. They asked me not, not to use her name, but didn’t say that it was anybody in danger or there was any security violation as a result.

MR. RUSSERT: The president said early on in this that if anyone broke the law, that he would deal with it. And now he’s saying, “Well, I wish that someone had come forward and raised their hand and said this had happened, but let’s move on.”

MR. NOVAK: Well, Mr. Armitage did come forward. He, he—before a special prosecutor was even named, he had—after a story appeared in which I said there was not a partisan gunslinger who gave me the information, he identified himself to the Justice Department. So they—that did come forward. And, of course, the wrong investigation by Mr. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor, came after they knew that—who had been the leaker and had made a decision, obviously, that no law had been broken. Because nobody was ever pros—Mr. Armitage was not prosecuted, nobody else was prosecuted.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:21 AM
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1. "They asked me not not to use her name" - Freudian slip, asshole?
The double negative speaks for itself.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:35 AM
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12. she's CIA & that's reason enough to not out her OR use her name
But Chain-ee wanted it known that Joe Wilson was on a junket to Niger, thanks to his CIA wife. :sarcasm: :crazy: :puke:
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:22 AM
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2. So they ASKED YOU NOT TO USE HER NAME...
but you did anyway.

Why isn't this son of a bitch in jail?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:32 AM
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11. uh, Bob, who is "THEY?" Why isn't this man INDICTED?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:24 AM
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3. If Tim Russert had a spine
he would ask why Valerie Plame was attacked when they were really angry at her husband. She didn't do a damn thing to deserve this and yet she has lost her career. But they are more concerned about Scooter's wife and kids. These people just make me ill.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:26 AM
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5. "he said that she didn’t suggest the—that her husband go"
so the CIA said not to use her name, and that she didn't suggest her husband to go... and Novak reports the opposite.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:28 AM
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6. Why bring her into this at all then?
Their dispute was with her husband, not her. Yet they ruined her career.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:26 AM
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4. Novak is still up to his usual propagandizing, ass-kissing ways.
Laws were broken you piece of shit. There was a concerted effort by the WH to out Valerie Plame - a conscious, purposeful effort to shut down her operation. It's called treason you piece of shit and continuing to cover up for this WH is despicable.

Novak, more than anyone, knows that Fitz knows that there are serious underlying crimes in this case. Sand was thrown in the umpire's eyes (Fitz) and Novak knows that only too well.'

:grr:
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:29 AM
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7. Why didn't anyone ask who told Armitage?
Why don't they get it?

I watched this and had to hold back from throwing my remote at the TV. Novak is an arrogant, ignorant asshole who has no clue what is going on.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:30 AM
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8. An example of the real reason Plame didnt' get justice - A Complicit Press...
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:30 AM
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9. Bob is making excuses for treason..
Treason is treason, regardless of the reason.

Hey that rhymes! :)
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:31 AM
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10. Novak's spluttering & fumbling---finding the 'right words' so he won't jeopardize himself
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:36 AM
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13. Can I get a "shut the fuck up you traitorous douchebag" here?
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:42 AM
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15. I yelled at my TV- "Why didn't you call your book 'Douchbag of Liberty'?"
I wonder if Jon Stewart will have him on his show this week. :rofl:
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:38 AM
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14. OT: Great Avatar...
Hmmm...methinks the Prince of Darkness...aka "The Squealer" is still carrying Rove's water here.
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Terri S Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:43 AM
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16. This *&%# should be in jail
Like Tom Delay!! Why are they getting a forum to speak?
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JacquesMolay Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:46 AM
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17. If Merriam-Webster ever lists 'scumbag' ....
... as a word (and maybe they already have), there should be a little sketch of Robert Novak next to it.
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