Plame's Identity Marked As Secret

A classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked "(S)" for secret, a clear indication that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified, according to current and former government on.

Let's try to play the Ken Mehlman spin game. How can we change the word "secret" into something else. How about....

Mehlman: (S) could have meant anything Tim, I mean it could have meant don't get (S)weat on the report, or it's a pretty (S)weet report, or it's a (S)pecial report Tim, but the bottom line here is that this new information by Mr. Pincus absolutely, unequivocally and irrevocably clears Karl Rove of any wrong doing.

Russert: It says (S) for secret Ken.

Mehlman: If that's what you think it says Tim, but not to me and not to the American people.

"It records that the INR analyst at the meeting opposed Wilson's trip to Niger because the State Department, through other inquiries, already had disproved the allegation that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger"

You can speculate on what Mehlman will say about that.

Kos says: No rest for Rove: Well, Roberts bought Rove all of what, 24 hours?


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