Thursday, October 20, 2005

Rove Fingers Libby

I'm usually not a fan of movies and novels, in which the plot revolves around the inevitable bad guy gang self-destructing to the point that one turns on another and gives the good guys enough evidence to break the case.

It's been done to death.

However, I must admit that I enjoyed reading that KKKarl Rove has now pointed his finger at Irving Lewis "Scooter" Libby and shouted, "He did it!"

This, of course, doesn't exonerate KKKarl, who cut his political teeth working for Donald Segretti (R, Convicted Watergate Guy). Even if the grand jury believes his new & improved story, he was still a source for the treasonous CIA covert agent leak.

Now, we learn that KKKarl and Scooter did discuss the CIA leak (which means that they both knew about it, and neither did the right thing by coming forward) before Robert Novak published Valerie Plame's name and covert status.

Rove Told Jury Libby May Have Been His Source In Leak Case
Top Aides Talked Before Plame's Name Was Public

By Jim VandeHei and Carol D. Leonnig
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, October 20, 2005; Page A01

White House adviser Karl Rove told the grand jury in the CIA leak case that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, may have told him that CIA operative Valerie Plame worked for the intelligence agency before her identity was revealed, a source familiar with Rove's account said yesterday.

In a talk that took place in the days before Plame's CIA employment was revealed in 2003, Rove and Libby discussed conversations they had had with reporters in which Plame and her marriage to Iraq war critic Joseph C. Wilson IV were raised, the source said.

Why have such a conversation in the first place?

I'm sure Scooter didn't seek out KKKarl and lament, "Oh, no! Some dastardly reporters told me that Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame-- or Flame, is a covert CIA agent. This could seriously jeopardize national security!"

As Cicero quoted Cassius: Cui bono?

Who benefits from admitting this conversation took place?

Why, KKKarl, of course.

Blame Scooter. He must be a rogue staffer, a bad apple, a fraternity prankster... Who surely acted alone.

Isn't that what they always say?

The burning question, though...

Did the grand jury believe KKKarl?

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