Sunday, October 21, 2007

60 Minutes Reveals Tonight - It was more important for the Bush Administration to punish a war critic than to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons

Bush approved the leaking of sensitive information on Iraq, according to court filings by I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby (ex-aid of Cheney), who was convicted for perjury.

Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald described a "concerted action" by "multiple people in the White House" -- using classified information -- to "discredit, punish or seek revenge against" a critic of President Bush's war in Iraq. The critic was Joseph Wilson, husband of Valerie Plame, who publicly refuted the administration claim that Iraq sought to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger.

CBS News has confirmed, in advance of a 60 Minutes interview with outed CIA agent Valerie Plame to be run tonight 10/21/07 , that Plame "was involved in operations to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons."

Intelligence sources indicated that Plame's outing resulted in "severe" damage to her team and significantly hampered the CIA's ability to monitor nuclear proliferation. CBS states further that Plame "was involved in one highly classified mission to deliver fake nuclear weapons blueprints to Tehran. It was called Operation Merlin"

What does this tell you about the ethics of this administration? They would rather try to discredit and punish war critic Wilson by outing his CIA agent wife than protect the US against nuclear proliferation.

(H/T - Raw)


Great interview. Plame said point blank that Bush lied.
"Bad President, no banana!"

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