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Wednesday, July 13, 2005


1. Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, said Rove did not disclose Valerie Plame's name.

This argument is flawed. It does not matter that Rove did not specifically name Valerie Plame. How many wives are you allowed to have in America? One. So by Rove saying that it was Joe Wilson's wife, he broke the law by revealing the identity of a CIA agent.

``The fact that he didn't give her name, but identified the ambassador's wife ... doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who that is,'' Sen. Joseph Biden said on CNN's ``Inside Politics.'' ``If that occurred, at a minimum, that was incredibly bad judgment, warranting him being asked to leave.''

  1. Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman said Rove was the victim of partisan political attacks by Democrats.

Again, another weak argument. Who are the Republicans to whine about partisan political attacks? Excuse me, but which incident is more threatening to America's national security warranting investigations and partisan political attacks?

    1. Having sexual relations with your mistress in the White House; OR
    2. Revealing the name of a covert CIA operative whose job involved investigating whether countries pose a national security threat with their WMD programs?

3. Revealing Valerie Plame's name did not compromise national security; heck at the time her name was leaked, she had a desk job in Virginia!

It does compromise national security. Why do you think the CIA is so furious as a result of this? Every country she visited is now retracing her steps; what phone calls she made, the people she talked to, any meetings she had. Therefore, even though she only had a desk job at the time her cover was blown, it IS A GENUINE NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE. The fact that she was on the cover of Vanity Fair has nothing to do with the ripple effect that Karl Rove and Robert Novak feloniously and treasonously caused.

4. On the issue of Rove’s email to Cooper, the RNC chairman said Rove ``was discouraging a reporter from writing a false story based on a false premise.''

Whatever that means. Who are the Republicans to talk about false premises? We went to WAR based on false premises! George Bush spoke of Saddam Hussein's uranium connection with Niger. Valerie Plame's job at the CIA involved investigating WMD programs in other nations! Joe Wilson, her husband, a former Ambassador, was sent to Niger by the CIA to investigate Bush's claims. Is it Wilson's fault that he uncovered the truth on his trip to Niger?

****The Democrats aren’t arguing that this isn’t partisan politics, it is. But it goes deeper than that. This investigation into Rove’s criminal acts is significantly more relevant to the people of America than Bill Clinton’s blow jobs, isn’t it? Karl Rove betrayed the integrity of the CIA when he broke the law by revealing Plame’s name to Cooper, Novak and probably Judith Miller.

Finally, the Democrats didn’t ask for this investigation, the CIA asked for this investigation. But you don't see the Republicans crying about that issue!

A group of former CIA agents testified before a Senate Democratic Policy Committee on the outing of their colleague. The agents, Larry Johnson, Michael Grimaldi and Brent Cavan, all of whom are Republicans, pulled no punches in their shared statement:

"We also want to send a clear message to the political “operatives” responsible for “outing” Mrs. Wilson. Such action was treacherous, if not treasonous. ... Such action has allowed the less attractive aspects of politics to supersede the Government's responsibility to protect the citizens of this nation and the individuals who serve in difficult, dangerous covert capacities. This has set a sickening precedent. The “senior Administration officials” who did this have warned all U.S. intelligence officers and the intelligence community that any one individual may be compromised if providing information or factual analysis the White House does not like."

Bill O'Reilly on the Rove leak: "Obviously, if Karl Rove broke the law, or even violated the ethics of this very powerful position as deputy chief of staff to the president, he has to resign. Rove should also clear the air as soon as possible. He can say anything he wants while Fitzgerald's investigating."

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