Former Ambasador Joseph Wilson who is the husband of CIA operative Valerie Plame has called on President Bush to fire Karl Rove. Wilson, saying that
he did not accept Rove's contention that he, Rove, had not specifically named his wife as the CIA operative in question, called on the president to
do the right thing, by firing his Chief-of-Staff.
Ex-envoy tells NBC top administration official engaged of 'abuse of power'
Updated: 8:36 a.m. ET July 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson called on President Bush on Thurday to fire deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, saying Bush’s top-level
aide engaged in an “abuse of power” by discussing Wilson’s wife’s job with a reporter.
Wilson decried what he called a White House “stonewall” in the wake of revelations that Rove, a longtime Bush confidant, was involved in the leak
to the news media that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA officer.
Bush said Wednesday that he would not comment on discussions that blew her cover because it is the subject of an ongoing investigation by special
counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said, however, the president still has confidence in Rove.
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I think the ambasador has a valid point, and that it will be very hard for Bush to keep Karl Rove on after the heat he's taken recently for
defending him. As the Ambasador has pointed out, Bush prides himself on being a man of his word and for doing the hard, but right, things. It will be
interesting to see how the president responds to Wilsons'
He was the one who inserted the Niger uranium claim into the December 2002 State Department report on Iraq’s WMD. A long shot might be then
national security adviser Condoleezza Rice. Either way, the clearence to obtain this type of NOC agent information had a very small circle.
I'd bet my used car that the entire Bush administration strategized this then "harmless leak" as an effective action plan to stop Ambassador
Wilson's truth on falsefied intel from declaring war on Baghdad.
Their plan worked. Rove won't see jail time, with Bush and the Neocons getting their war.
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