Per EW -- george bush [and -- cough! -- dick cheney!] authorized the leak of valerie wilson’s identity. . .
EW is in very fine form here. . .
[the final paragraphs below, actually
appear in a later post than the one
dugg, and linked, so you should go
read everything she writes about this
"scottie mcCee" book -- just don't. buy.
the. book. ever. -- she'll give us all
we need to know about it -- without
lining that unctious man's pockets.]
do follow this link.
". . .Scottie McC doesn't know it yet. But that's basically what he revealed this morning on the Today Show. During the interview, Scottie revealed the two things that really pissed him off with the Bush Administration. First, being set up to lie by Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. And second, learning that Bush had -- himself -- authorized the selective disclosure. . .
Thus far, though, we only had Dick Cheney's word that he had actually asked Bush to declassify this information. We didn't have Bush's confirmation that he had actually declassified the information. In fact, we've had Dick Cheney's claims that he -- Dick -- had insta-declassified via his super secret pixie dust declassification powers. . .
[Ed. Note -- from a later EW post, here:]
. . .The rest of the post, of course, showed that the NIE story is, at least in substantive part, a cover story for what an abundance of circumstantial evidence suggests was an order. . . [from] Dick Cheney, to leak Valerie Wilson's identity, too.
Of course, the odds that Dana "Pig Missile" Perino would ever give me the opportunity to ask the question, "McC says Bush authorized the NIE leak, but since the NIE leak is a cover story, does that mean he authorized the Plame leak?" are approximately. . . nil. So I'll take this mis-reading of my post as a surrogate....."
read more digg story
though it seems rather pedantic to
mention this for about the 200th time,
on this blog -- the outing of a covert
CIA agent, during a time of war, constitutes
the class x felony of. . . .
it is (at least nominally) a death-
penalty eligible federal offense.
let's listen (once again!) to what 43's
father said about such traitorous acts:
suddenly, writing about the topics
this blog covers seems urgent, again. . .
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