Plame, Valerie Plame

There is an interesting piece in the American Thinker that asks the question, “Is Valerie Plame the Next Deep Throat?” (I assume they mean like Mark Felt, not Linda Lovelace). The article takes the position that the whole Plame outing was a carefully crafted CIA operation designed to discredit George Bush because he has shaken the agency up and people in the upper levels of spookville feel threatened. This is not as far fetched as it might seem. The CIA was the incompetent organization (with a lot of help from the Clinton administration) that allowed 9/11 to happen and then gave bad information about WMD in Iraq. They are skilled in spreading disinformation. Anyone with more than half a brain knows Plame was not under cover. She was an analyst who had not left the US in more than 5 years and she sent her husband on a mission to discredit the administration.

Today’s media assault has all the earmarks of a CIA disinformation operation, just the sort of thing Plame and her colleagues are professionally trained to conduct. While it has layers of deception and cover up, the pattern seems clear enough. Dozens of commentators have now identified the many lies told by Joe Wilson over the past two years, with the quiet backing of Plame and her CIA backers. Notice that the CIA could have exposed Wilson’s fabrications at any time in the last two years. It did not, and by its deliberate silence has allowed those stories to flower into the partisan assault we see today.As Howard Fineman wrote a few weeks ago, the now infamous outing of Valerie Plame isn’t primarily an issue of law. It’s about a lot of other things, like: the ongoing war between the CIA and the vice president’s office. The spookocracy has a very personal itch to want to destroy George W. Bush and Dick Cheney: It is facing a purge to finally get rid of entire layers of incompetents and saboteurs, revealed by the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

I understand how Wilson, an elitist snob former hippie, can be upset. He did not like it that his wife was given up after they kept her so secret, like here.

Read the story at The American Thinker.

They should have remembered that it was shaken not stirred. Instead they stirred up a pot and they might not like what comes out.



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