Wilson And The Lies

I was looking around and got a link from Timm’s Shovel for a site entitled Libs Fibs. The folks over there have a great article about the so called outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. You have heard of Plame. She is the secret squirrel who thinks she is playing Mission Impossible with Tom Scientology Cruise. I think the fact is, her story will self destruct in five seconds.

The whole frenzy in this story is that Karl Rove supposedly gave up this woman’s “covert” identity and the press has been all over this. But, the press filed papers to keep reporters out of jail based on the fact that it was doubtful a crime had been committed. It appears that a reporter told Rove about Plame’s status and he responded that he had heard that. Top this off with the fact she has been in the US longer than the time required before her “cover” could be disclosed and that she told her neighbors and friends what she did and you have a real frenzy about….nothing.
This is from Libs Fibs:

1) At the time of the supposed “outing” of the media’s double-super-secret covert operative, Valerie Plame was stationed in the U.S. for six years, returning from overseas assignment back in June 1997. Therefore, under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, passed in 1982, NO crime was committed since she was not on overseas assignment “within the last five years.” In fact, 36 media organization’s filed a brief to the court asking that Matt Cooper and Judy Miller not be compelled to testify, since no crime had been committed (see here). How’s that for hypocrisy? The MSM is breathlessly propagating a story that it has argued against in court.

2) According to Joey Wilson himself (from an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN), “My wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity.” Whoops! Did he just say that?

3) Contrary to Joey Wilson’s implication that the Vice President sent him to Niger to check out whether or not Saddam Hussein was attempting to buy uranium, Dick Cheney (who might actually know whether he did or not) responded by saying, “I don’t know Joe Wilson. I’ve never met Joe Wilson. I don’t know who sent Joe Wilson. He never submitted a report that I ever saw when he came back.”

4) Karl Rove wasn’t even a leaker. He received information from reporters. Robert Novak apparently called Karl Rove and told him that Valerie Plame worked at the CIA and recommended her unemployed hubby for the Niger gig (for no pay, mind you). To which, Rove responded, “I heard that too.” Perhaps, there’s a reason Judith Miller (NY Times) opted for jail time rather than testify. Hmmm.

And, finally we have this little gem…

5) According to Fred Rustmann, a real covert agent from 1966 to 1990, “She [Valerie Plame] made no bones about the fact that she was an [CIA] agency employee and her husband was a [former] diplomat. … Her neighbors knew this, her friends knew this, his friends knew this. A lot of blame could be put on to central cover staff and the agency because they weren’t minding the store here. … The agency never changed her cover status.”

So, there you have it folks. For all the bluster and feigned outrage at the “outing of a covert operative,” we now know that A) everyone in Washington apparently knew Joey’s wife worked at the CIA; B) Rove did not leak her name to the press – in all likelihood it was the other way around; and C) the media darling, Joey Wilson, is the only person in this non-story who has been ‘outed’ — as a complete and utter fraud.

I know this will not sit well with the liberals and they will go out of their way to shout cover up, lies and all kinds of other things to keep the focus on Rove. Their party has been without ideas for so long they grasp at any little thing they hope will be unfavorable to the President and maybe get them back in power. We have had the press calling for Rove’s head for more than a week. I posted on this last week and stated that the facts should be in evidence before decisions are made. It now looks like the facts will actually go in Rove’s favor.

You don’t suppose the administration already knew this and they allowed the press to jump all over it so they would not spend as much time on the Supreme Court nominees? I doubt that is the case but it will probably be the next assertion by the donks. They are always attributing these big evil schemes to George Bush. He manufactured a war, he won two elections by rigging votes and now he probably manipulated the press. All this from a man they claim is too dumb to be the President. Kind of says something about their intelligence, now doesn’t it?

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