Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Master Under Fire Again...

So I will comment briefly on Karl Rove (even though I am bored to tears with the whole affair already).

I am sure it will come as no surprise that I think he did nothing wrong. He was correcting a reporter on the wildly held misconception that the White House had anything to do with sending Joe Wilson to Africa... and offered that maybe he got the gig through the CIA since "his wife apparently worked there". (Wilson had NO credentials that would warrant this trip) No name was given to Matt Cooper by Rove.

Valerie Plame had a desk job in Langley. It is highly unlikely that a covert operative also manned a desk. Joe Wilson talked about his wife on his website prior to Novak's story. An independent commission found that Joe Wilson's report on Niger was seriously flawed. Wilson was working with/for the Kerry campaign. Novak called the CIA to check the Plame story and they did not tell him not to run her name. If there was some threat to her or her "covert" desk job, I am quite sure they would have threatened him with disrupting National Security if the story was run. Why wasn't the CIA concerned about the up and coming outing of one of there under cover agents? Maybe because she wasn't one?

So what this boils down to is a political witch hunt being run by a fame-thirsty Democratic (? Sure I heard that, but having trouble sourcing it) prosecutor. I am not saying that Republicans wouldn't do the same thing if given the chance (they would) --I am only saying that people should stop with the feigned outrage and just admit that it's just a chance to take down Karl Rove --political genius and DNC arch nemesis.

The Real question should be... How can some employee of the CIA send her completely unqualified hubby on a fact finding mission concerning National Security in the run-up to a real live war? That seems to be the crime here...

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