Saturday, February 11, 2006

Attention Citizens, a Blue Dress Special

Well Porter, what are you going to do now? Is our illustrious CIA Director serious about protecting intelligence information or is he just talking political smack? In October 2003, Goss reacted to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information (e.g., the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame) by commenting:

I would say there's a much larger dose of partisan politics going on right now than there is worry about national security. . .

But I would never take lightly a serious allegation backed up by evidence that there was a willful -- and I emphasize willful, inadvertent is something else -- willful disclosure, and I haven't seen any evidence. . . . Somebody sends me a blue dress and some DNA, I'll have an investigation.

In other words, he would act if he saw evidence that someone in the Bush White House had blown their load in public. Well, in the words of Herman Melville, “Thar she blows”. A recent flood of evidence in the Scooter Libby obstruction and perjury case erases all doubt. According to recently released documents in the case, the leaking of Valerie Plame’s name was neither accidental nor inadvertent. It was deliberate. Current and former Bush Administration officials told Jason Leopold that:

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