"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Byron York on Patrick Fitzgerald & Scooter Libby on National Review Online

Byron York on Patrick Fitzgerald & Scooter Libby on National Review Online: "Was Valerie Wilson a secret CIA officer when her name appeared in Robert Novak's famous July 14, 2003, column, and what damage did the exposure of her identity do to national security? Fitzgerald has so far refused to provide any evidence touching on either question, at times shifting his reasoning as Libby's lawyers pressed their case."

This is certainly meant with no disrespect to Byron York, but why do I have to wait for him to ask this burning question? This is a question with which, I am obviously not alone. Shouldn't the main stream media have been more interested in this or were they too busy being interested with something else? The msm has taken extremes to paint the administration as corrupt and dirty; yet a basic question like "was Valerie Plame/Wilson (whatever she is going by now), actually a classified operative?

This is one of those questions that you would think everyone would want/insist upon being answered at the onset. Here are some questions for the media. Why didn't the msm care to push for whether or not Valerie Plames status as a CIA employee? Would getting an answer to this question have shrunken opportunities for future further furor over this leak and its damage to nation security? Would revealing Joseph Wilsons obfuscations/misleading/lying have somehow changed the angle of attack by the msm? And is this why the msm did not follow through appropriately, as WE THE PEOPLE expect of it?

None of this takes anything away from the administration, you could all continue to harp. But, what would you all have been harping about were this question asked and answered in the negative?

Real things happen everyday, but rather than report on and follow facts, the msm chases the storyline. Unfortunately for all, this rarely leads us to any truth.


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