Thursday, August 31, 2006

It Wasn't the Ham Sandwich?

Yep... since you probably haven't heard, turns out Scooter Libby was not the "leaker" of Valerie Plame's identity. Rather (ahem), it was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's right hand man in the State Department. It doesn't stop there, as further information indicates "captain integrity" Patrick Fitzgerald may have known this from the outset of the investigation. As Investor's Business Daily puts it:
Fitzgerald knew in the early days of his politicized witch hunt that no crime was committed. No one intentionally revealed the identity of a truly covert agent. Yet he made a reporter, Miller, spend nearly 90 days in jail for refusing to reveal her source.

Meanwhile, Fitzgerald refused to reveal to the public the true source. From top to bottom, this has been one of the most disgraceful abuses of prosecutorial power in this country's history. That it's taking place at a time of war only magnifies its sordidness.
Bizzyblog (also getting the hat tip on this!) makes a great point by doing some investigative work at DailyKos and Atrios.

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