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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:25 PM
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Bob Novak: To hell with Valerie Plame....I'M the victim here!!! Of the vicious Left.
:nopity: :freak:



from ThinkProgress:



Novak: I Dont Think I Hurt Valerie Plame And I Would Out Her Again Because The Left Tried To Ruin Me

During a recent interview with the National Ledger, conservative columnist Robert Novak was asked if he would reveal Valerie Plame Wilsons secret CIA identity if he could go back and do it all over again. Novak noted that he has previously said he should have ignored what he had been told about Plame, but he now claims he is much less ambivalent:

NOVAK: Id go full speed ahead because of the hateful and beastly way in which my left-wing critics in the press and Congress tried to make a political affair out of it and tried to ruin me. My response now is this: The hell with you. They didnt ruin me. I have my faith, my family, and a good life. A lot of people love me or like me. So they failed. I would do the same thing over again because I dont think I hurt Valerie Plame whatsoever.


But of course, Plame was hurt because of Novaks column she no longer has a career as a covert CIA agent. Moreover, Plame has said that she feared for her and her familys lives after Novak revealed her identity.

But Novak ignores the point that Plames outing had broader national security implications. In fact, Plames CIA job was to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and as one former senior intelligence officer put it, the leak made it harder for other CIA officers to recruit sources.

Novak also claimed it was an important story because it explained why the CIA would send Joe Wilson (Plames husband) a former Clinton White House aide with no track record in intelligence and no experience in Niger on a fact-finding mission to Africa. Except, Wilson did have experience in Niger, not only as a foreign service officer but as the NSCs Senior Director of African Affairs during the Clinton administration as he explained to TPM:

WILSON: Why me? Because I knew a lot about the (uranium) business () I knew all of the personalities who would have been involved in this sort of interaction, because I had been at the White House during the time when the transaction purportedly took place.


Earlier in the interview with the National Ledger, Novak said that Vice President Dick Cheney is the most forceful, effective vice president in history. Given the dark cloud that hangs over the vice presidents involvement in the whole Plame saga, it is perhaps easy to understand Novaks lack of remorse.


http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/03/novak-plame-2 /


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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:27 PM
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1. "...and that fucking bicyclist scratched my 'Vette!"
:crazy:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:28 PM
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2. Oh is he still alive?
Lazy ass tumor.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:30 PM
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3. And that empathy we were all extending due to his brain tumor?
ummmm, perhaps, not so much.....
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:30 PM
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4. someone slap that TRAITOROUS BITCH..!! HE SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:31 PM
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5. Wouldn't the world be better off without wackjob Novak
SEND HIM AND ALL RETARD GOPS TO THE MOON.

Just establish a colony on the moon. Send Bush, Cheney and all his cronies to the moon. They will never hurt the people of the Earth again.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:34 PM
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6. Oh well
When you're sitting in the chair of free and clear you can tell any story you want to...
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:36 PM
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7. He outed a lot more than jut Plame.
In outing Plame, Novak also outed Brewster Jennings, a "cover" company that a lot of CIA agents "worked" for.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:51 PM
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11. probably on orders from the Whitehouse to protect the Saudi Royal Family from being exposed for
association in 911 and their association in the invasion of Iraq for profit/control of oil
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:41 PM
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8. See what this bastard does to me?
See what he makes me do?

Oh, I hate him for the things he forces out of me.

Now, here I am, rooting for the brain tumor.

See?

SEE WHAT HE DOES?
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 01:25 PM
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16. You posted what I was thinking
and I HATE YOU for that!
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 02:24 PM
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19. SEE???????????
SEE HOW THE HATE GROWS AND SPREADS???????

Just like I hope the tumor ....... uh, you know.

:toast:
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MadinMo Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:47 PM
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9. Want a little cheese with that whine, Bob?
What a baby.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:50 PM
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10. Go away Bob and check yourself into the nursing home.
You and your ilk are no longer relevant. May you all go the way of the dinosaur.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:51 PM
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12. Another display of conservative values
Lies, treason, selfishness, whining, hate, ignorance. Conservatives are loyal only to their political party, not our country.

I didn't think it could be possible but just perusing DU today, I find myself despising conservative values even more.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:53 PM
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13. these traitors never make death bed confessions.. someone smothers them with a pillow
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 01:24 PM
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15. One can only hope. nt
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 12:55 PM
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14. I'm O.K. with that
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 01:26 PM
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17. Whiney republicon propagandist traitor to America
Tres republicon...
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 01:32 PM
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18. Cheerleader for Death & Destruction, speaking of Hell . . . !
:evilgrin:
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