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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Fun with Profanity

Arianna Huffington gives us one of the best little details so far re: Rove-gate.

Basically, it's Arianna's position that Judy Miller went nuclear after Joe Wilson's op-ed piece appeared in HER paper. And went hunting.

From Arianna's blog.
Not everyone in the Times building is on the same page when it comes to Judy Miller. The official story the paper is sticking to is that Miller is a heroic martyr, sacrificing her freedom in the name of journalistic integrity.

But a very different scenario is being floated in the halls. Here it is: It's July 6, 2003, and Joe Wilson's now famous op-ed piece appears in the Times, raising the idea that the Bush administration has "manipulate[d]" and "twisted" intelligence "to exaggerate the Iraqi threat."

Miller, who has been pushing this manipulated, twisted, and exaggerated intel in the Times for months, goes ballistic. Someone is using the pages of her own paper to call into question the justification for the war -- and, indirectly, much of her reporting.

The idea that intelligence was being fixed goes to the heart of Miller's credibility.

So she calls her friends in the intelligence community and asks, Who is this guy?
I'm sure she said, "Who THE FUCK is this fucking asshole?!"

But that's just me.
She finds out he's married to a CIA agent. She then passes on the info about Mrs. Wilson to Scooter Libby (Newsday has identified a meeting Miller had on July 8 in Washington with an "unnamed government official"). Maybe Miller tells Rove too -- or Libby does. The White House hatchet men turn around and tell Novak and Cooper. The story gets out.
Read the whole piece.


More fun with profanity and the "Unidentified Iraqi" quote of the day.

"The terrorists are attacking the infrastructure, the children and all of Iraq," said one Iraqi man who preferred not to be identified. "They are enemies of humanity without religion or any sort of ethics. They have attacked my community today and I will now take the fight to the terrorists."


"Aaaggghhh. My...truck! They blew up my fucking...burrito truck! Goddmmit! Aaaggghhh! Fucking...bastards! I'll fucking kill you! Aaagghhh!!!"

This is an incredibly detailed break-down of Rove-gate...written by a dude named Roger Morris. (Morris was Senior Staff on the National Security Council under both Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.) His piece was originally posted on the Green Institute's site.

His point? Condi is at the heart of the scandal.
She alone among senior officials was knowing and complicitous at every successive stage of the great half-baked yellow cake fraud.

She alone was the White House peer—and in national security matters the superior—to Rove and Libby, who never could have acted without her collusion in peddling Plame’s identity.

She as much as anyone had a stake in smearing Wilson by any and all means at hand.

If Rove and Libby are to be held criminally or at least politically accountable for a breach of national security, our “mushroom cloud” secretary of state should certainly be in the dock with them.
Read the whole piece if you can.

More later...


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