Monday, April 24, 2006

UK - CIA woman in ‘secret prisons’ leak sacked

In an otherwise good article, Sarah Baxter reporting in the Sunday Times makes several howling errors.

Ms. Baxter writes:

"Democrats countered that President George W Bush should hold accountable members of his team who leaked selective and often faulty intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

They also “outed” the CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose husband refuted allegations that Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from Niger."

Bush declassifed portions of intelligence reports to rebut Wilson's lies. Since they were declassified, they were "released" and could not have been "leaked". That's an important difference.

The 9/11 Commission and the UK's Butler report, both found that the intelligence was not faulty and it was Wilson who lied.

No one has been charged with outing Plame. After a two year investigation the best Fitz could come up with is a lame obstruction charge against Libby.

The Washington Post, no friend of Bush, reports the same thing.

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