The Plame affair flames on: White House spinmeisters are out in full force to redirect the press and public by trashing former Ambassador Joseph Wilson (hmm, where have we seen this tactic before?), but even if (for the sake of argument) Wilson was partisan, inaccurate or misleading in his intelligence assessments, there’s still the little matter of the law: Bush adviser Karl Rove either broke the law against revealing a CIA operative’s name, in which case he should be fired and perhaps jailed, or he didn’t, technically, in which case he might still be guilty of serious ethical violations that could warrant his dismissal.
(By the way, Rove apparently has been dismissed before, from the Bush-Quayle campaign in 1992, for leaking inside stuff to â€” surprise! â€” columnist Robert Novak. Rove denied then, too, that he was the source.)
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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