National Security is very important when witholding information from the 9-11 panel, FOI requests, or numerous congressional inquiries- but some one dare expose the house of card that the case for the Iraq War was- what’s national security matter? The smear’s the thing. Just ask Tony Blair.
As usual the Nixonian implusing for cover-up is very strong within the adminstration:
Just like Officer Barbrady: Nothing to see here people- move along. About as smart too.
However, it appears the FBI and CIA, along with members of Congress not in W’s pocket beg to differ.
For the apologists here- don’t bother this was no "accident’:
Nice. Assholes. :mad:
Tricky Dick Nixon is nodding his head in approval.
I am not the only one who feels this way:
Why would they violate the law- to smear someone embarrassed them by exposing “those 16 words” as lies:
Hopefully Bush remembered to turn off the tape recorders.
Now a rarity for me- praise for a Bush appointee. Someone had enough and has been making a stick over this. Hopefully he/she will not get burned for their integrity, but rather get promoted. Not holding my breath though.
For those wondering how interested John Ashcroft was in this serious possible national security law violation:
Months, just to open a preliminary inquiry. Gee they should have some results by 2006 at this pace. Well now that this is public, it can’t be covered up anymore, hopefully. Although based on the 9/11 commission and the energy policy precedents, heavens knows they will try.
That not only does this put the lie to anything Shrub and ilk said about the importance of national security, but it also puts the lie to anything they ever said about family values. “He criticized us publicly? Let’s see if we can’t get his wife killed.”
Not only that (as if it’s not bad enough), but this action effectively compromised a key WMD operative. So threaten her life and security, and meanwhile help further stultify the search by removing an investigative asset? Hmmmmmmmm.
I understand that if she was a “handler” of spies, as is being rumored in certain quarters, and said spies were compromised and then killed because of her ID, also alleged, then according to the aforementioned laws the leaker, and anyone who knew of and condoned the leak including the President, is very much eligible to be charged with Murder.
It’s a very serious business but I know we can all rely on Ashcroft’s Justice Department to search relentlessly, relentlessly for the truth.
Well, it occured to me that it might have been linked by a relatively minor but zealous WH functionary, who took it upon themselves to punish violators of omerta.
Trouble with that is, how many people have access to such information as who is or is not a covert CIA operative? The Under Assistant Director for West Coast Promotions?
If what Novak sez is true, that she’s a spook, then the information had to come from someone wired in, in the loop, etc. Unless they leave this kind of information lying around on the desk for the cleaning person to read.
Karl Rove is a creep, an undead kept animate only by massive doses of amphetamines. But how would he know about Ms. Palme’s covert status? He specializes in nasty political shit, why should we expect he would know butkus about CIA personnel?
Well someone has got to connect the dots on the white house enemies list. Who better than Machiavelli ? Rove probably didn’t “know” until he had his minions assemble a poison-file on Wilson as a political enemy.
DCI Tenet got involved. So there must be some substance to Novak’s revelations. Otherwise, why would Tenet become publicly involved? It’s a carrer risk to call the cops on your boss. Excepting of course that your boss is the cop’s boss to.
I didn’t realize that it’d taken months for the DoJ to get going, (if they have), on this. No wonder Tenet wrote a note to Ashcroft and released it to the WaPo.