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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Benedict Karl

I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious, of traitors. -- George H. W. Bush, April 16, 1999

Well, it appears that Karl Rove was the traitor who exposed the name of Valerie Plame to Robert Novak, Matt Cooper and other journalists. Lawrence O'Donnell says that he has known it was Rove for months, but that Cooper's notes which Time turned over to the "Justice" Department will reveal Rove as the source.

Interesting how the Bushies managed to turn White House treason into an assault on first-amendment rights. Both Karl Rove and Judith Miller belong in prison, but there was no excuse for doing it this way, except to steal another election. Miller belongs in prison for her blatant lying in the NY Times about supposed Iraqi WMD's before and even after the illegal invasion. She does not belong in jail for protecting a source, even Karl Rove. And neither Miller nor Cooper published anything based on Rove's treason, while Robert Novak used it on the air and wasn't charged with anything.

Let's just hope this backfires in Bush's idiot face big time, but I'm not holding my breath. He's been obviously guilty of much larger crimes for over two years, and he's still prancing around in the White House.