Monday, May 01, 2006

How does this fit together?

Valerie Plame was working on Iran's efforts to obtain nukes when her identity was mentioned in the media. And?

And the sources allege that when Mrs. Wilson's cover was blown [loaded phrase, that.], the administration's ability to track Iran's nuclear ambitions was damaged as well.

Huh? Aren't these the same people who think publishing the existence of the NSA wiretaps was necessary for our civil liberties? Where's the rest of the story here? How does having her job at the CIA made known prevent her from continuing to function? Was she doing missions in Teheran and Kabul, or just analyzing information? And why is she now Mrs. Wilson, instead of Valerie Plame? If the rest of media hadn't made such a big deal about Novak's article and given so much prominence to her and her screwball husband, would anybody today know that name? I sure wouldn't. I don't recall that Novak printed her photo with his column.

Joe Wilson's claim is that the investigation necessitated the withdrawal of her security clearance, but I thought they did that when you were caught leaking, not when you were identified as an employee. I know who Don Rumsfeld is. Does that mean he can't get a security clearance?

And why the ALL CAPS?


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