Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bush-Cheney Witch-Hunt Fizzles with Libby

Scooter Libby said President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney authorized him to discuss with reporters intelligence on Iraq's weapons program and didn't authorize leaking a CIA agent's name.

In July 2003, Robert Novak wrote about the CIA's decision to send retired diplomat Joseph C. Wilson to Niger in February 2002 to investigate possible Iraqi purchases of uranium. He also disclosed that his wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA operative on weapons of mass destruction.

This witch-hunt involving the outing of Valerie Plame will never result in the outcome the left desires. However it has put fear, uncertainty and doubt in the minds of many.

People suffer all sorts of indignities, but few things are more difficult to take than being falsely accused of misconduct. It is difficult to defend yourself both because its hard to prove a negative and, if you defend yourself strenuously, you risk appearing guilty for protesting too much.

Political enemies fight their wars one battle at a time. Its Valerie Plame one day, presidential / NSA spying another, and immigration the next. This accuse-without-proof strategy works with consumers of the drive-by-media, but not with those who desire to understand the real stories and their underline motives.

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