Originally posted by dmz
So there was no crime committed, but there really was? Help me out here.
We won't know if there is sufficient evidence for indictments until that announcement is made. It is very clear that a covert CIA agent was casually named as part of systematic political payback for telling the truth about one of the Bush administrations WOMD claims. I honestly can't imagine what part of this is unclear to you, at this point.
Miller is in Jail for something worth hiding but the same organizations filing this brief wont breathe a word of it in print, nor will they even TRY to mention all of this EXCEPT in the landscape of "Bush lied and zillions died" context.
Miller is in jail for refusing to divulge her sources after a court ordered her to do so. You'd have to ask her why she thinks it's worth it. Most of the reporting I've seen about outing Valerie Plame has been in the typical MSM mold of "he said/she said", not remotely "Bush lied, zillions died". There has been a shocking amount of credulous repetition of Republican talking points (such as the misrepresentation of the relevant statute that it requires one to actually name the agent to be in violation).
This thing is getting weirder by the day,
No it's not. Certainly, irrelevant flak is being thrown into the mix all the time, and it's easy to see why.
and no one is trying to make sense of this.
Yes they are, most significantly, Fitzgerald.
I'm perfectly willing to see anyone who broke the law get their pee-pee's wacked, and that could be anyone, really -- or it could have been a pro-political hit that took common knowledge and spread it around; or a little bait-and-switch, etc.
AKA, I'd like
to see justice done, but monkeys can fly and fish are walking and bees get in your head and it's all so crazy
, what's the use of even trying?
But addabox, you can't separate yourself from demonizing the administration --- just try to step back and try to run this thing both ways.
Some things don't run both ways. That's the great lie of Republican spin land--that the whole world is made of tit-for-tat and every crime is somehow negated by a reciprocal crime from the "other side". AKA "Being non-partisan".
I said no, you sniveling bastard!
and yes, if this is rathergate II, or anything along the lines of the "gulag" fiasco, then the pee-pee's that get wacked will have to be the leftist press) [/B]
If leaking the name of a CIA operative for political payback for telling the truth about just one of the many lies that were told in the run-up to this meat-grinder of a pointless "war" somehow becomes a scandal of the "liberal" press, we will be well and truly lost.