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Novak: Hero, or Tratior ??(9 posts)

Novak: Hero, or Tratior ??MR_GRUMPY
Sep 30, 2003 8:31 AM
Novak claims that Senior Administration Officials didn't "call him" with the info.
Later on he states that a Senior Administration Officials "told him" the info, and another "gave him" the info. Big difference.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/29/novak.cia/index.html
2nd in the Vuelta ain't badmohair_chair
Sep 30, 2003 8:57 AM
Oops, that was Nozal. Nevermind.

I say it's some form of treason. Revealing the names of agents can result in death to those agents and their contacts. Putting lives at risk sell papers is beyond the capacity of my simple mind. Also, whoever released the info in the White House, and whoever told them to do it, should be shot. Literally.
Darn good question. Been struggling with it all day128
Sep 30, 2003 9:33 AM
As much as I want to know who told him I want to know why he told us. He shouldn't have.

Let's see who gets hung out on the White House clothesline to dry.

As for Novak, he has not done the security of our country any good with this, except maybe to hand the opposition a sword with which they'll try to slay the Neo-con dragon.
Novak = Tratior to conservatismLive Steam
Sep 30, 2003 12:12 PM
Tuesday Sept. 30, 2003; 12:03 p.m. EDT
Wilson: Wife Not Endangered by Leak

Former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Joseph Wilson admitted Monday that his wife was not endangered by having her name divulged in a July 14 report by columnist Robert Novak.

Asked if the leak "in any way put your wife in danger," Wilson told ABC's "Good Morning America" host Charlie Gibson, "Well, not that I'm aware of."

The Bush administration critic said that while there was always the potential that a CIA employee could become a target, he reiterated, "I don't have any specific threats to talk about at all."

Despite Wilson's acknowledgment that his wife was never in danger, reporters and commentators have continued to report breathlessly that her life was in jeopardy because of the leak to Novak.

The CIA refuses to say whether Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, was working undercover. But in reports published before the Agency called for a special investigation on Friday, Plame was identified as an energy analyst who did consulting work for the CIA.

National Review Online columnist Cliff May said Monday that Plame's identity was no big secret - and was instead known to many in Washington, D.C.

"That [Wilson's wife worked for the CIA] wasn't news to me," May revealed. "I had been told that — but not by anyone working in the White House. Rather, I learned it from someone who formerly worked in the government and he mentioned it in an offhand manner, leading me to infer it was something that insiders were well aware of."
More info on the subject - what a bad joke this episode isLive Steam
Sep 30, 2003 12:34 PM
It just goes to show how desperate the Dumocrats are and how low they are willing to go! I guess the "real" truth doesn't matter. It's only the "impression" of the truth that matters to those that would pull the wool over our eyes!

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=%5CPolitics%5Carchive%5C200309%5CPOL20030930d.html
She's safe if she stays in this country..........MR_GRUMPY
Sep 30, 2003 12:47 PM
Can you say that for sure about her contacts ?
It's the old "cover up" again. Maybe the guys that leaked the story can wear flags when they testify.
Yeah, spies and assasins never come over here. nmKristin
Sep 30, 2003 1:04 PM
Interesting reversaltorquer
Sep 30, 2003 1:08 PM
I was wondering when this topic would make it to this board.

It seems like only yesterday that only godless pinkos challenged the government's classification of "everyday" information, only to have you studly conservative types beat us down with the need for discretion to preserve national security, mom and apple pie.

What next? Will you be defending journalistic privilege?

I missed the "breathless" commentators accusations of Novak, but then I'm limited by my network filter as to what breathless web sites I can visit. It was, however, that infamous fellow-traveller, the CIA's counsel general, that asked the Justice Department to look into the matter.

I suggest Justice put the Waco team on the case!

BTW, Steam, did you notice the contrasting captions under the front-page photos of Laura Bush and Chirac: NY Times "Kiss and Make Up?"/ NY Post "Laura braves weasel kiss". Forced smile for the Times, "You're serving WHAT for lunch?" look in the Post.

Totally off-topic, Steam, did you ever manage to get up to the Gimbel's ride?
LOL! Perspective is everything ..Live Steam
Sep 30, 2003 1:15 PM
don't you think? I haven't gotten there yet. Every time I make plans to do so it rains. Real bummer. Actually I recently started to ride with a guy who used to race with quite a few of the old timers that do the ride. He said he has been doing it since the early '60s. His name is Horace. We made plans the last two weekends to make the trip up, but rain caused us to cancel. I'll get there over the next few weekends - I hope.