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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Forget the facts, it is politics

Paul Moore has already convicted and wants to "Fire Karl Rove," July 14, 2005
President Bush has a perfect opportunity to show if he is a man of his word. He promised that when he found out who leaked information from the White House, he would fire that person. I hope to see Karl Rove in the unemployment line (woops - no such thing).
Let's wait investigation is over and we know the facts. From what we know now, the law does not apply to Rove, though the Democrats would like to rewrite it on the fly. Of course they would never let the facts get in the way of some nasty politics.

UPDATE: For the Agent Protection law to apply the outed CIA Agent must be overseas, or have been in the past five years under cover. In his book Wilson makes it clear this was not the case for his wife. When Wilson was sent to Africa, his wife Valerie was acting as an analysist, out of a known CIA office. She was briefing agencies in Washington on WMD issues, and was know to be working for the CIA. No law was broken! Period!

UPDATE: More (here).

UPDATE: From the Washington Times this morning:
A former CIA covert agent who supervised Mrs. Plame early in her career yesterday took issue with her identification as an "undercover agent," saying that she worked for more than five years at the agency's headquarters in Langley and that most of her neighbors and friends knew that she was a CIA employee.
"She made no bones about the fact that she was an agency employee and her husband was a diplomat," Fred Rustmann, a covert agent from 1966 to 1990, told The Washington Times. More at Power Line (here).
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