Friday, September 01, 2006

But will MoveOn and company move on?

(Via Drudge)

Even the uber-liberal Washington Post has had enough of the Valerie Plame foolishness. Their op-ed piece on the possibility that Richard Armitage possibly being the person who leaked (inadvertently and without malice, apparently) her identity leads off with:

It turns out that the person who exposed CIA agent Valerie Plame was not out to punish her husband.

and finishes with

Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.

My. my, my. Will miracles never cease?

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