Friday, September 05, 2003
::: Karl Rove Identified As Person Who Leaked Identiy Of CIA Agent :::
::: Joe Wilson's Wife Valerie Identified and 70 Overseas Agents Die :::
This story has real legs and links from newspapers to blogs ~~
Has everyone on the internet doing the Pee Pee Dance.
Besides ... if you make it to the end, you get to find out we are all
considered OFU by Bush Sr. and what that means.
Bombshell! Joseph Wilson Points Finger at Karl Rove for Blowing Wife's CIA Cover!
"Ambassador Joseph Wilson dropped a bombshell at a forum organized by Rep. Jay Inslee of Washington. Wilson was asked whether he trusted the FBI to investigate the case. He started by saying that he had to speak hypothetically, since whether a crime was committed or not depended on his wife's status, about which he will not comment.... He then opened up: 'At the end of the day, it's of keen interest to me to see whether or not we can get Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs. And trust me, when I use that name, I measure my words.' Josh Marshall had already noted his belief that Wilson had a suspect in mind. But having someone in mind is one thing, and making what is virtually a public accusation of a an aggravated felony is something else... Now that Rove has been accused, it's for him to respond. It's a simple yes or no: Did he talk to Novak about Plame, or instruct anyone else to do so? I hope that some [solid] journalists will be asking him that question."
THE VALERIE PLAME WILSON AFFAIR: SUMMARY TO DATE
Wilson kept his silence about his mission until after Walter Pincus of the Washington Post reported in June (***) that "a former ambassador" had gone on the mission. In early July, Wilson wrote the op-ed in the New York Times that launched the story of the missing uranium into major media attention.
Thereafter, the administration, with help from journalistic allies, appears to have launched a coordinated attack on Wilson.
Novak Tells The Tale ~~ July 14
In the Washington Post July 6, he talked about the Bush team "misrepresenting the facts," asking: "What else are they lying about?"
Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction. Two senior administration officials told me Wilson's wife suggested sending him to Niger to investigate the Italian report. The CIA says its counter-proliferation officials selected Wilson and asked his wife to contact him. "I will not answer any question about my wife," Wilson told me.
The Nation:The Wilson smear was a thuggish act
"Maybe someone knew down in the bowels of the agency," national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said days before the Post article ran. "But no one in our circles knew that there were doubts and suspicions." Wilson's mission to Niger provided more reason to wonder if the administration's denials were on the level.
Soon after Wilson disclosed his trip in the media and made the White House look bad. the payback came. Novak's July 14, 2003, column presented the back-story on Wilson's mission and contained the following sentences: "Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction."
The Nation: White House Ducks Smear Inquiry
07/23/2003 @ 3:44pm
Was the White House conducting a smear campaign against the Wilson family and using classified intelligence to do so? When a reporter asked Scott McClellan, the new White House press secretary, about these articles, he replied, "Thank you for bringing that up. That is not the way this president or this White House operates. And there is absolutely no information that has come to my attention or that I have seen that suggests that there is any truth to that suggestion. And, certainly, no one in this White House would have given authority to take such a step."
Notice that he did not say that the White House was trying to find out if any of its people had engaged in this underhanded maneuver. McClellan said that he had seen no evidence, not that he (or anyone else in the White House) was looking for evidence.
"Is Novak lying?" McClellan was asked. "Do you think he's making it up?"
"I'm telling you our position. I'll let the columnist speak for himself."
And McClellan dodged the inconvenient fact that it was not only Novak who claimed to have received information about Wilson's wife from administration officials; it was Time, too. What are the odds that both the newsmagazine and the columnist got it wrong? McClellan wasn't asked that.
(Scroll Down) As for Rove, if he outted Wilson's wife, let him do time. But there is a much bigger fish in that house that deserves one hell of a lot more
I liked Wilson when I first read his editorial, but now all of that is changed. Now he is my hero. And I have this little feeling about him: He just might be tougher than anyone Rove has ever screwed.
As for "Bush's Brain", certainly Rove is all of that. But I've spent the last month in solid research focused around the Niger incident, and I've come up with some quite amazing things:
1) If Rove was all he is said to be, he never would have allowed Bush to fall into this mess. Texas may have been fine, but Rove is now well out of his league. He is now simply a tool being used by others.
2) Contrary to popular opinion, the Neocons are not running the show either. They are merely convenient (and quite effective) tools of a far greater force.
I make these claims specifically because both Rove and the Neocons have received so much attention and credit for Bush's "success". It is not that they are not contributors, but rather that they are all way out of their elements, and the evidence for this is almost trivial: Bush is in deep shit, and if Rove and the Neocons had half a brain between them, he wouldn't be.
The above is from a comment submitted on Pacific Views Blog by Blogger: Benedict-At-Large
This is a terrific Blog full of fantastic info. There is a "Cost of the War in Iraq" Counter,
flying so fast, adding $$$, it makes your head spin. Lots of other goodies too. Cakegate &
the Neocons Timeline and Flowchart ~~ right at the top... cannot miss it.
Tinfoil Hats On ... But no need to strap them down. Only necessary for
a few interesting and entirely believable statements re Karl Rove.
The leaker, it turns out, was none other than the notorious Karl H. Rove, Bush's so-called White House advisor. Ambassador Wilson identified him as Karl Roverer, with the umlaut over the "o."
According to reliable sources, as well as our own Al Martin Raw.com investigation, Karl Rove is, in fact, the grandson of Karl Heinz Roverer, the gauleiter of Mecklenburg, who was also a partner and senior engineer of Roverer Sud-Deutche IngenieurbÃ¼ro AG. They built Birchenau, the concentration camp in Nazi Germany.
So Karl Rove has been identified as the leaker responsible for the deaths of more than 70 CIA assets overseas (See previous story "Will the Real Chemical Ali Please Stand Up? The Curious Case of Ambassador Joseph Wilson)
When Ambassador Wilson was asked how he knew it was Rove, he had documents in his possession identifying Rove as the leaker from a secret investigation of the State Department's Internal; Security Unit. It was a from a small clique, four Clinton holdovers in that department of the State Department that were sympathetic to what had happened to Wilson.
These investigations could not have possibly been made without at least the tacit acquiescence of Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Wilson has announced that he will have his private attorneys petition the Department of Justice demanding that Roverer a/k/a Karl Rove be prosecuted under the 1982 Intelligence Identity Protection Act. This law specifically supposed to prevent what has happened in this case and that is the Bush administration attempting to retaliate against a senior government official who tells the truth about that administration by revealing the identities of intelligence members within their own families.
And where would Rove go? Karl Rove, it should be noted, is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany. Because of his position he has special diplomatic status.
Wilson's problem is that he has no greater legal standing than that of a private citizen. The Department of Justice, unbeknownst to anybody, has had a lot of communications with Wilson's attorney and they're claiming that Wilson has no special status, that he's just an everyday citizen, so that any demand he would make for prosecution would carry no more weight than a private citizen or OFU.
(OFU is George Bush Senior's term to describe the average American citizen. It stands for "One Fodder Unit.")
Now wasn't that fun?