What CIA investigation?
Right around the time Patrick Fitzgerald indicted Scooter Libby, Bob Woodward, Andrea Mitchell and Tucker Carlson have all been saying that the CIA made an investigation and found, as Andrea said on MSNBC the day of the indictment:
"I happen to have been told that the actual damage assessment as to whether people were put in jeopardy on this case did not indicate that there was real damage in this specific instance."
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Booby said: "They did a damage assessment within the CIA, looking at what this did that [former ambassador] Joe Wilson's wife [Plame] was outed. And turned out it was quite minimal damage."
Carlson said: And if youre going to make all this noise about the Valerie Plame leak being damaging to national securityand, incidentally, there is evidence that it wasntthe CIA in fact did an internal assessment of the damage done and found not very much at all.
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WTF? I mean really, what the hell are these people talking about? Didn't they read in the Washington Post that the CIA never did an investigation? I understand that you guys are carrying so much water for the administration that you need an oxygen tank to breath, but give me a break. Is Karl Rove still sending you messages through the fillings in your mouths?
There's a saying that goes something like this: " Your bottom ends when you stop digging." Each time Mitchell talks about her role in the Plame case, she falls back in deeper and heaven only knows when she'll see the light of day. The old schools have been made to look like old fools and I wonder when they'll start to find a conscience.
(Update): Arthur finds Taranto shamelessly trashing Valerie Plame:"Let me put this bluntly, Taranto: This woman put her life on the line to protect your sorry ass, and for the security of all of us. Her life, Taranto. What the hell have you done, except spew your vicious filth?...read on"
FireDogLake: Andrea Mitchell-Anatomy of a circle jerk "Come on, guys and gal. Your credibility -- such as it is -- is on the ropes here. Time to put up or shut up. Who did you hear it from? Where is this report? And how convenient it all comes out just as Patrick Fitzgerald announced the Libby indictment...read on"