Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We know what Plame was working on

She was tracking nuclear weapons in Iran.

As far as I'm concerned, Aravosis doesn't go far enough. It isn't just treason committed by the outer of Valerie Plame Wilson and all the other people that were covered by the Brewster-Jennings shell company. This should be a death penalty offense.

Karl Rove had a security clearance. He had enough to know what they were working on at Brewster-Jennings. As far as Rove was concerned, he scored a twofer in outing Plame. Number 1, he scored cheap political points against a Bush critic - because criticizing Bush is verboten in Conservative World. Number 2, Rove could foresee that an Iran close to having nuclear weapons would make a good bogeyman and help the GOP at the polls. Outing the people at Brewster-Jennings, who were working to stop Iran from being a nuclear power, served that purpose. Was Rove trying to kill national security in order for the GOP to save it? That's what it looks like to me.

This is Julius Rosenberg-level treason committed here. Rove shouldn't simply be shown the door, as Aravosis says. To paraphrase Sheriff Cobb in Silverado, we should give him a fair trial, followed by a first-class hanging.

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