We already knew there was no outing. We knew she hadn’t been covert in years. We knew knew there was no Bush conspiracy. Now the Washington Post confirms it also by blithely reporting, ‘hey no big deal, we knew the whole time.’
“It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House — that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame’s identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson — is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage’s identity been known three years ago.”
Just so you know, the WaPo and NYT have both pointed out within the past two days that they knew the whole time that the likely Plame ‘outer’ was Armitage –a Bush hater. For years, however, these publications have presided over a manufactured scandal of their own making and assistance, stoked the fires, and now says they knew the whole time. This means they knew there was no Bush White House conspiracy, that VP Cheney never would have sent Bush hater Joe Wilson to Niger, that Joe Wilson lied (which the Senate readily pointed out back in ’04), and did nothing to set the record straight. BEFORE THE ELECTION OR AFTER.
Quick, somebody call the journalism police to snap their pencils in two and force them to hand over their handy dandy Joe Wilson stenography kits. I’ll testify against them. My God, the whole world has witnessed a set up and travesty. As these so called ‘journalists’ would call for if Rummy or someone had done the same thing; HEADS SHOULD ROLL.
Then WaPo ends with this outrageous nugget:
“Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame’s CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming — falsely, as it turned out — that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush’s closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It’s unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.”
You mean like the Washington Post and the New York Times??????