Monday, July 11, 2005

Outing Karl Rove for Treason (And, Maybe Robert Novak, too??)

This from AlterNet is an interview with Joe Wilson titled, "Bush's Culture of Unaccountability." Wilson, you will recall, is a former ambassador under George the First, whose wife, an undercover CIA agent, was outed by columnist Robert Novak from information most likely received either directly or circuitously from Karl (Fuck anybody and everybody who dares get in Dubya's way) Rove.

Joe Wilson is also the authoritative source who traveled to Niger to disprove that nuclear "yellowcake" was being sold to Iraq, thus embarrassing Dubya who made the claim of WMDs in his State of the Union address.

The interview reads, in part:

I have always said that I believed the outing of Valerie was a signal to others that, should they step forward, the White House would do to their families what they did to mine. I have also had a number of journalists share with me their own experiences of being intimidated by senior officials in the White House. We should not be surprised that a climate of fear prevails in Washington.

The sentencing of Judith Miller to jail for refusing to disclose her sources is the direct result of the culture of unaccountability that infects the Bush White House from top to bottom. President Bush's refusal to enforce his own call for full cooperation with the Special Counsel has brought us to this point. Clearly, the conspiracy to cover up the web of lies that underpinned the invasion of Iraq is more important to the White House than coming clean on a serious breach of national security. Thus has Ms Miller joined my wife, Valerie, and her twenty years of service to this nation as collateral damage in the smear campaign launched when I had the temerity to challenge the President on his assertion that Iraq had attempted to purchase uranium yellowcake from Africa.

The real victims of this cover-up, which may have turned criminal, are the Congress, the Constitution and, most tragically, the Americans and Iraqis who have paid the ultimate price for Bush's folly.

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