posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 07:26 AM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Rove says that Time told him, not the other way around. This is a case
Matt Cooper said this in TIME
"So did Rove leak Plame's name to me, or tell me she was covert? No. Was it through my conversation with Rove that I learned for the first time that
Wilson's wife worked at the CIA and may have been responsible for sending him? Yes. Did Rove say that she worked at the "agency" on "WMD"? Yes.
When he said things would be declassified soon, was that itself impermissible? I don't know. Is any of this a crime? Beats me. At this point, I'm as
curious as anyone else to see what Patrick Fitzgerald has."
So it looks like that Cooper learnt it first from Rove, but he is unsure if it is a crime as he didnt name plame but said "wilsons wife". It is
unclear to me and I am not going to take any sides and I feel that the law should figure this one out.
If we are going to blame anyone for being a CIA leak it should be
JOE WILSON himself. HE is the one that blathered all around D.C.
that his wife was a CIA agent. He loooooooves the spotlight and
he is the one that 'outed' his wife a looooooong time before either
Time and Rove chatted. His wife being a CIA agent was a non-secret
Whatever Wilson did is irrelevant to the case at hand. It is a simple political trick called deflection. Wilson isnt some raving liberal like those on
the radio want you to believe, he was a public supporter of Bush I against Clinton and has the utmost respect for him.
There is a rush to judgement on Rove by the radical left.
as there is a rush to exonerate him and make him a hero by the radical right. Neither of them can be trusted.
Be careful folks. Innocent until proven guilty. There is MUCH more pointing at
Joe Wilson than Rove. If a real investigation is done, Wilson needs
to be included in the suspect list.
I agree innocent until proven guilty. And once again I feel that what is said about Wilson by the right is wrong, they are simply trying to demonize
him. Wilson was vindicated by the lack of WMDs in Iraq. Wilson is not the issue here, but there are those who are out there who are trying to pass the
Finally, I would like to say that regardless of the legality of what it looks like Rove and Libby did, I find the whole thing atrocious and not the
sort of behaviour I would want to see in public office. I dont think anyone out there, on the right or left would think what has gone on is good
[edit on 18-7-2005 by drfunk]