Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Was Plame 'outed'?

Much is being made on the Left side of the blogosphere that Karl Rove 'outed' Val Plame to Matt Cooper of Time. What Rove told Cooper was that Joe Wilson's wife was the one who got him the Niger gig and that she worked for the CIA. The political problem revolves around whether Plame was a 'covert' agent. I won't get into all the details here, as they have been addressed by others quite well. But what I found interested was the fact that Plame wasn't serving as a covert agent at the time. She was an analyst specialing on WMD's. Go here at www.cia.gov and you can see testimonials from the same kind of analysts with their first names and how long they've been with the agency right there. What duty does Rove have to protect the identify of a CIA analyst when CIA itself isn't making much of an effort to protect their analysts identities? Note, you get more specific information about the CIA analysts from the website than what Rove gave to Cooper on Plame. Hmmmmmmm.

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Blogger neocon_hell said...

"What Rove told Cooper was that Joe Wilson's wife was the one who got him the Niger gig and that she worked for the CIA."

Which personally identifies her!

"The political problem revolves around whether Plame was a 'covert' agent."

Not quite,... the political problem (for Rove at least) is whether he knowingly revealed the identity of a covert agent, which by the way has nothing to do with whether he actually said her name. She WAS covert or Fitzpatrick would have closed his investigation within a week of it being opened.

"Note, you get more specific information about the CIA analysts from the website than what Rove gave to Cooper on Plame. Hmmmmmmm."

Not exactly, there are thousands of Loris in the United States, but only one person who is married to the Joseph Wilson the former diplomat. Besides the web page you reference doesn't claim any of the profiles on that page are of covert agents.

These conservative "excuses" for Rove are rediculous, and I've never heard a single one that stands up for a second (though the press has no problem reporting them as if they do). This is a serious, and plainly intentional, breech of national security.

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