Thursday, June 03, 2004

It tolls for thee...

Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Name
Witnesses told a federal grand jury President George W. Bush knew about, and took no action to stop, the release of a covert CIA operative's name to a journalist in an attempt to discredit her husband, a critic of administration policy in Iraq.

Their damning testimony has prompted Bush to contact an outside lawyer for legal advice because evidence increasingly points to his involvement in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's name to syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

The move suggests the president anticipates being questioned by prosecutors. Sources say grand jury witnesses have implicated the President and his top advisor, Karl Rove
If this turns out to be true, this is nothing short of treason. Leaking the identity of an active CIA agent with non-official cover (the holiest of the holy at the agency) during a time of "war"? Not to mention the fact that she was working on stopping the proliferation of nuclear materials, something that should be a priority in the "War on Terror."

As much noise as this (mis)administration makes about terrorism and "dirty bombs," one would think that they wouldn't want to sabotage their own efforts to prevent terrorist groups and rogue states from obtaining nuclear material. Oh. That's right. Ambassador Joe Wilson had to be punished for pointing out that some of Bush's claims about Iraq were known falsehoods. Priorities, people!