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Armitage Outed Plame, So Says Associate

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

  1. The WaPo has been stupid -- and wrong -- on this story from the jump, and their editorial page slid to the right during Meg Greenfield's Central American cheerleading in the 1980's. Please do keep up.
  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Let's see, an editorial piece (an opinion) says that that Plame was outed by a gossip, but it still leaves this nice chunk:
    So, in the end, if that is the worst of it, then how do you excuse the careless handling of classified information by Libby and Cheney? Oh, right, you will excuse it because they are members of the GOP.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Now you're just being silly. Time to punt.
  4. No, thanks.
    The only thing keeping the WaPo's editorial page from sliding completely to the right is the fact that the Reverend Moon's toy newspaper is in the way.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    There is
    You must standing on the edge of the abys that is sheer lunacy. The Post may be slightly to the right of the New York Times, which still makes it millions of miles to the left of center. Do you believe half of what you spout?

    E.J. Dionne and Richard Cohen would be stunned they work for a newspaper that is right of center.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    One man's elephant is another man's donkey, hondo.
  8. Richard Cohen would hide under the bed if you called him left-of-center.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Hondo calling the NYTimes a "left of centre paper" reminds me of O'Reilly's attack on the Globe & Mail's TV critic John Doyle.

    Dumbass Bill referred to the Globe as a "socialist rag"---which would make the Toronto Star the official mouthpiece of the Canadian Communist party.

    One wag once referred to the Globe as a paper for "gay stockbrokers".

    At the time he was pretty much bang-on.
  10. newsguyone

    newsguyone Member

    That fat zombie hijacked Orwell. If he was at all serious about writing, he'd stay the hell off the tv pundit carousel.
  11. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Let's assume for a moment that this associate telling something to the Washington Post automatically trumps a DOJ investigation, and we'll even give the GOP all of its spin on the matter.

    Still, here's the best-case scenario: Rove and/or Libby didn't leak the name of a CIA operative -- which is a crime, period -- it was just the deputy secretary of state! No big deal!

    And, kids, remember the Beltway/media script: It's the Democrats who aren't serious about national security.
  12. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    The script has always been that Rove and Libby were part of a nefarious conspiracy to slander Joe Wilson and his wife. There is no possible way that Rove & Cheney's office conspired with Richard Armitage. Armitage HATED Cheney and the "neocons." It would be the equivalent of LBJ conspiring with Bobby Kennedy: yes, they were members of the same administration, but they were not on the same team.

    And you are wrong about the law. Under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, you must intentionally leak the name of an undercover operative. And by intentionally, you must know that the person is undercover. There is no evidence that Armitage knew she was undercover.
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