BRANDOLAND: Talking to God...For You!

Monday, September 29, 2003

Please be aware of the following story…’coz it’s “developing quickly.”

Some Bushies done fucked up real good. Broke the law by exposing the ‘dentity of a CIA agent ta git back at her husband for talking bad ‘bout GW in public.

This particular story started back in July when turbo-conservative columnist Robert Novak wrote a column that effectively exposed former US Ambassador (and Bush critic) Joeseph Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative. Wilson was sent to Niger to investigate the claim that Iraq had tried to buy “yellowcake” uranium from that particular superpower. That claim was one of GW big reasons for bombing Baghdad. Wilson found nothing in Niger and said so publicly. The Bushies got mad, “someone” called Novak and “mentioned” that Wilson’s wife was a “weapons of mass destruction” expert for the CIA...and Novak wrote the column saying as much, presumably, to send a message to Wilson.

That story was dead…until just a few days ago…when the CIA decided to ask the Justice Department to “investigate the matter” since it’s AGAINST THE LAW to blow an agent’s cover. (Methinks they’re sick and tired of taking it in the teeth for the Resident and have finally set out to protect their own interests.)

Here’s a quick excerpt from Howard Kurtz’s latest WashPost article to fill in a few more blanks.

"A senior administration official told The Post on Saturday that two top government officials called at least six Washington journalists and disclosed the identity and occupation of Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame. Wilson said yesterday that journalists for the three major broadcast networks told him they had been contacted by someone in the White House.”

Cool. "They" (whoever they are) didn't just call Novak. They called six other jounalists to "out" Plame! An "off-hand" comment made SEVEN times?!!! Did I mention that it's AGAINST THE LAW to blow an agent's cover?

The big question: WHO MADE THE ABOVE MENTIONED PHONE CALLS AND WHY? Wilson thinks it was Karl Rove and has said so publicly.

At this point, the “White House” is saying nothing. They’re crossing their fingers and hoping that this latest fiasco will fade away.

It’s not gonna…

More later.


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