drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Gee.... Remember when burning CIA assets was considered bad?

Ah yes, those Halycon Way Gone Bye Days....
In Scott McClellan's purported tell-all memoir of his trials as President George W. Bush's press secretary, he virtually ignores Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage's role leaking to me Valerie Plame's identity as a CIA employee. That fits the partisan Democratic version of the Plame affair, in keeping with the overall tenor of "What Happened."

Although the media response dwelled on McClellan's criticism of Bush's road to war, the CIA leak case is the heart of this book. On July 14, 2003, one day before McClellan took the press secretary's job for which many colleagues felt he was unqualified, my column was published asserting that Plame at the CIA suggested her Democratic partisan husband, retired diplomat Joseph Wilson, for a sensitive intelligence mission. That story made McClellan's three years at the briefing room podium a misery, leading to his dismissal and now his bitter retort.
On page 173, McClellan first mentions my Plame leak, but he does not identify Armitage as the leaker until page 306 of the 323-page book -- then only in passing. Armitage, anti-war and anti-Cheney, cannot fit the conspiracy theory that McClellan now buys into. When Armitage after two years publicly admitted he was my source, the life went out of Wilson's campaign. In "What Happened," McClellan dwells on Rove's alleged deceptions as if the real leaker were still unknown.

[ cf McClellan On Plame
By Robert D. Novak
(emphasis added, because it is so comical) ]
Ah yes... those fun filled days, you remember them, back when great war heroes like Robert D. Novak had not problem with whining about the evil draft dodging liberals...

Ah yes.

But fortunately for Dear Old Bob, it's not like he should ever be held personally accountable for his actions, since he was only following orders, and that in a time of transferring the tax liabilities unto the Unborn Baby UBU as Jesus told him...

Ah yes, now I get it Dick Armitage just one more of those dope smoking hippies...

But I guess now that we have to really separate the True True Believers from the False True Beleivers, well...

Thank God We Have RoboBushCheney!
They Shiney!!!

They always the thing that they have always been, because anything else, and the bad things get badder...
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