July 27, 2005
The LA Times gets it
You should read today's outstanding editorial in the LA Times on Novak-Plame-Rove-Libby-gate. It's called "Operation Coverup" - a promising beginning. And remember, we're not talking lefty wackos over at Daily Kos here - this is as mainstream as the mainstream media gets. Some choice quotes:
[P]eople in the Bush administration misused an intelligence secret to discredit a critic of its Iraq policy. And outing Plame, whether illegal or not, did harm to our national security. Plame may work in Langley, Va., but she worked with others who work in more dangerous locales. You only need to imagine how Republicans would have treated such a leak in the Clinton administration to dismiss their protestations that it's all no big deal.
It's a good bet that there has already been some lying under oath....Perjury is your classic coverup method, and still is used when other methods have failed....
The coverup, in short, is going well.
Tough stuff. All of it true. The line about the howling that would be coming from Republicans and their shills on Fox News and in right blogistan if this had happened under Clinton rings particularly true. The hypocrisy is truly staggering.
On the same topic, today's WaPo has an interesting rundown of the wider-than-previously-known range of people that the special prosecutor has interviewed.
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