Thursday, November 17, 2005

Woodward And The Plame Affair

By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey - November 17, 2005 - The Washington Times
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should drop his prosecution of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. In light of Bob Woodward's recent revelations, suggesting that he could have told Mr. Libby of Valerie Plame's CIA employment, Mr. Libby's conviction seems unlikely.

Everyone who thinks a democrat special prosecutor who has a chance to persecute a Republican will do the decent thing and ackowledge his innocence please hold up your hand. I need a good laugh.

Even before this latest evidence there was no justification for this persecution. It was an unreasonable stretch. Now that we know there are other reporters out there who were talking about this rather public CIA agent before Libby knew (something that General Vallely had already publicly insisted months ago), it is clear that Libby's insistence that he had heard it from journalists is probably true.

Woodward's own notes show that he knew about Plame before he met with Libby, and unless you think that Woodward is an incompetent buffoon, he asked Libby about her. The most important question is simple: "How could the 'special persecutor' not talk with a single one of the people who claimed it was public knowledge?" Some of them were adamant .... people like General Vallely. Unless the "special persecutor" was working to make sure he did not find out anything that would conflict with his desire to persecute Republicans, he would have at least talked with them.

Since he didn't, who can doubt the intentional bias of this "special persecutor"?

The lesson for Republcans is to stop acting like democrats are honestly interested in the truth. They always demand that a democrat be appointed to investigate Republicans "so there is no appearance of bias". They then make sure that anti-Republican bias is a part every decision to move forward. To a democrat, being a Republican is criminal. They will do anything to assure that the court system is used to further this opinion.


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