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Armitage Outed Plame, So Says Associate

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Another nifty dodging of the issue by Ace.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That was an issue? Sorry. I mistook it for a rant.
  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    He's "anti-war"?

    An excerpt from "The Project for the New American Century" letter sent to President Clinton in 1998:

    We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration’s attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam’s regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater. We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.

    We urge you to act decisively. If you act now to end the threat of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If we accept a course of weakness and drift, we put our interests and our future at risk.


    Elliott Abrams
    Richard L. Armitage
    et al.

    Other names follow, all of which you know well, but you get the idea.
  4. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    The thing that bothers me the most in the whole affair is Cheney's handwritten note on a document which said something like, "Did his wife send him on a junket?" It's as if he sat there in his windowless shelter and dreamt shit up.

    As for the leak, I saw Isikoff interviewed extensively, and he said it's indeed ironic that Armitage, a critic of the Iraq War, ended up being the Novak source.

    But he also said his book will detail "two separate paths." One may have been the gossip Armitage, the other involved Cheney, Libby and Rove in a campaign to discredit Plame and Wilson.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Whatever Armitage, Rove, Cheney and Libby did or didn't do, the real blockhead in all this was Bobby Novak for printing the information in the first place.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Can you out somebody who's already been outed?
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What? Like the Queer Eye guys?
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    In that case, I think Kyan is straight.

  10. Oh, no, we're not going down this silly trail again, are we? People knew who she was. They didn't know what she did, and nobody else was supposed to know, either. That's why the CIA asked for an investigation and why the DoJ complied.
    (And, hondo, you go down to Langley and reveal all the names of "low-level paper shufflers" -- which she wasn't -- whose jobs are classified. I'll see you every visiting day at Leavenworth.)
  11. Fenian - again - you said Rove leaked Plame's name. You are wrong.

    This is what Matt Cooper actually said:

    Was the real story that Wilson's wife worked on WMD intelligence or that she was sending her spouse on a junket? Wilson's info from that trip has proven to be tripe. Is it any wonder

    Also consider that infighting in common in Washington and one of the reasons that the CIA asked for an investigation was because they knew the leak came from State.

    If the problem was leaking the name - where is the hue and cry to see Armitage frog marched to prison?
  12. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Right here. Just because a crime goes overlooked - for whatever reason - doesn't mean it's not a crime.
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