Karl Rove Did Not Do It

I have said in the past that we needed to wait until all the evidence was in before we could evaluate whether Karl Rove was guilty of outing Valerie Plame, the supposed covert CIA agent. I maintained from the start that since she was not undercover and had not been for some time, then if he said anything, it was not in violation of the law. I further stated that if the media said he did nothing wrong when they filed court papers on behalf of reporters facing jail time then they were admitting that Rove did nothing wrong. That did not, however, stop them from turning on him and accusing him of wrong doing.

We now have this from an interview with Cooper in Time:

As for Wilson’s wife, I told the grand jury I was certain that Rove never used her name and that, indeed, I did not learn her name until the following week, when I either saw it in Robert Novak’s column or Googled her, I can’t recall which. Rove did, however, clearly indicate that she worked at the “agency”–by that, I told the grand jury, I inferred that he obviously meant the CIA and not, say, the Environmental Protection Agency. Rove added that she worked on “WMD” (the abbreviation for weapons of mass destruction) issues and that she was responsible for sending Wilson. This was the first time I had heard anything about Wilson’s wife. Matt Cooper

So basically Cooper is saying that Rove never said her name and that he might have gotten it from the Internet. He indicates Rove told him that she worked for the agency and that she was responsible for sending her husband on a trip for the CIA.

I think that all the fuss over this has been way over blown. Plame was not a covert agent so she could not be outed. The media admitted in papers filed with the court that Rove did nothing wrong. Yet, the left still tries to have a field day by manipulating the items and insisting that some wrong took place. The left goes out of its way to say the media is not tough enough on Bush and his administration yet they are constantly attacking him. Maybe they will realize one day that the reason they can not get the goods on him is because there are no goods to be gotten.

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