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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 12:57 AM
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Response to Rightwingnut bashing JK - Truth and Double Standards
Truth and Double Standards
April 23rd, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

Right-wing blogger Captain Ed at Captains Quarters gives a tortured explanation of how he thinks that John Kerrys statements today on This Week are supportive of Mary McCarthy, who was fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth. Captain Ed misses the point that Kerry is making

that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no one fired from the White House for revealing a CIA agent in order to support a lie.

As Kerry points out, firing McCarthy for telling the truth, underscores whats really wrong in Washington, DC and if she did break the law, then she needs to suffer the consequences of breaking the law, just like those in the White House need to do for outing Valerie Plame.

The WaPos Walter Pincus reports in the Monday edition that Key Democratic legislators yesterday joined Republicans in saying they do not condone the alleged leaking of classified information that led to last weeks firing of a veteran CIA officer. But they questioned whether a double standard exists that lets the White House give reporters secretly declassified information for political purposes. Pincus further points to Kerrys statements on This Week, quoting Kerry, Classification in Washington is a tool that is used to hide the truth from the American people. Pincus then pointed out that Kerry drew a parallel to the Plame case, with his statements on This Week.

Right or wrong, in the way it was done, Mary McCarthy allegedly told the truth. Valerie Plame, on the other hand, did nothing, but her husband Joe Wilson told the truth, and she paid the price for that by having her undercover status outed by someone in the White House. Whats good for Mary McCarthy is good for whoever outed Valerie Plame - that was John Kerrys point today and he made that very clear.

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