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Saturday, September 27, 2003

They got Al Capone on tax evasion...
Maybe we'll get the Bushies on this:

A senior administration official said two top White House officials called at least six Washington journalists and revealed the identity and occupation of Wilson's wife.

The CIA has requested that the "Justice" department investigate whether White House officials violated the Intelligence Protection Act, which makes it a crime to identify covert CIA agents. After former ambassador Joe Wilson wrote his op-ed in the New York Times in July, in which he said he was the one who investigated the claims about Iraq buying uranium from Niger, columnist Robert Novak wrote in the Washington Post that a White House official had told him that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, is a CIA agent. Now the Post is citing "a senior administration official" as claiming that TWO White House officials (top ones, at that), were involved in disclosing Plame's CIA connection to at least six journalists, not just Novak.

Certainly, if this did in fact happen, it was a crime and deserves to be punished. Careers, intelligence and lives may be threatened by the disclosure. Still, it seems bizarre that this fairly obscure action might be the first to land some Bushies in jail. I mean, they've started a war based on lies. They're holding people indefinitely without granting them any rights, in violation of the constitution. They backed out of treaties that had been ratified by Congress. They stole the frigging election! Is this really what's going to start to do them in?

Whatever it takes, I say!

Joe Wilson was in Ann Arbor Thursday night as part of Jim Hightower's "Rolling Thunder" tour. His talk was fairly interesting--he said it was time for Rummy to be fired. I was disappointed, however, that Wilson didn't address this particular issue concerning his wife.