Friday, April 15, 2005

Gonzales: CIA leak probe moving forward

Gonzales: CIA leak probe moving forward (Friday, April 15, 2005 Posted: 10:47 AM EDT (1447 GMT) CNN.COM)

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's MemoirRemember that in the summer of 2003 Ambassador Joseph Wilson went public with allegations that the Bush Administration ignored his findings that Iraq had not been trying to buy Uranium. This allegation was one of the false cornerstones of the Bush Administration so-called justifications for the war we are now losing. In part of the resulting rancor against him, someone leaked to several journalists the fact that his wife, Valerie Plame, is a CIA agent working under cover.

Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee wrote Gonzales on Thursday asking him to "provide an explanation as to why no charges have been brought" against government officials who leaked the name of Valerie Plame.

Note that revealing the identity of a secret agent is highly illegal, and possibly treasonous.

In response to the Democrats, Gonzales said he is confident that Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney from Chicago who is the lead prosecutor on the case, is "proceeding on a basis that he thinks is appropriate and that at the appropriate time the matter will come to a head."

Now, it's important to remember that Gonzales is the guy who wrote the memos that provided the screwy legal justification for the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo and ghod knows elsewhere.

I ask you, just HOW can it possibly take this long? There was a small number of people who knew this information, most of them high level White House officials. And it is the White House officials who had the clear motive. So, obviously one of them did it. It ought to be a simple matter to come to the truth.

They are whitewashing this ...

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