RuReddy1, on Jul 18 2005, 10:18 PM, said:
Gee, I wonder what the CIA was thinking when they asked for the special prosecutor to investigate. Do you think Tenet (who requested the probe) is Joe Wilson's flunkie? Do you think Tenet would have requested it had it appeared that there was no problem with blowing Plame's cover?
Look, obviously, the CIA thought there was enough of a problem to warrant an investigation. Whether or not Rove was the leaker is for the grand jury to decide.
They'll also have to decide whether or not there was a cover-up, perjury, obstruction of justice. What they'll find, I have no idea. We'll just have to wait and see.
Gee, I wonder what the CIA was thinking when, Robert Novak called the CIA to tell them he was going disclosed Plame's identity in his column? They did nothing stop him or did not put any effort into stopping him? The CIA did nothing to protect her or to continue protecting her identity. They just allowed her name get printed. I wonder why?
Was the CIA supposed to hit Novak with their orbital mind-wipe laser? By Novak's own account (and he's the only public source on this), the CIA asked him not to publish and he did anyway. His lame excuse is that they didn't ask him hard enough. Yeah, right. And again, the CIA, the Special Prosecutor, the Grand Jury, and several judges overseeing the case have all determined that wrongdoing was committed. Whether Valerie Plame was covert or not only an issue in the minds of Rove's increasingly frantic defenders.
But by all means, keep digging, boys. There's got to be a pony in there somewhere!