Posted by Curt on 4 November, 2005 at 8:31 pm. Be the first to comment!

Excellent post written by Vox at Captains Quarters about the CIA coup attempt against President Bush. Vox is a former member of the Intelligence community btw:

Anyone who isn’t purposefully and willfully deluding themselves has seen the folly of Plame-gate: The alleged White House-driven plot to seek vengeance against ?truth-telling? Joe Wilson. That Joe has been proven to be anything but a truth-teller is beside the point; the neo-cons attacked his wife, the mother of his children, and a dedicated public servant in covert status at the CIA.

That a simple search of public information ? something any reporter could have done, something the FBI Special Agents working for Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald surely did, and something any foreign intelligence service would have done had they decided to do business with CIA front Brewster Jennings ? would have revealed the woefully inadequate steps Ms. Plame and the CIA were taking to keep her identity and true employer a secret. The balloon floated by anti-administration rogues in the CIA, and carried by their cohorts in mainstream press, was popped when the end result of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth was that maybe someone lied about something that wasn?t a crime.

Intelligence officers are not dummies. They had to know that Plame-gate was too weak to withstand serious scrutiny, so they had to have a backup plan. Speak of the devil and he appears in the form of a story that blows the cover of a covert program of interrogation centers/prisons. Another dastardly deed concocted by the evil doers in the White House who, when they are not beating up women, take their frustrations out on innocent ?militants.?

[…]Offered as further proof that it is the apolitical CIA that has our best interests at heart are stories of the draft-dodging, Zionist-loving, neo-conservative cabal based in the White House that set up its own intelligence apparatus to bypass the efforts of the CIA. The real story is actually the reverse: What is an administration supposed to do when those who are supposed to serve it fight, obstruct, and otherwise don?t deliver?

Conservatives roll their eyes at the ?moonbats? who shout about ?no blood for oil? and join the ranks of ANSWER, but there is little difference in belief and outlook between the nut-jobs waving signs and their fellow-travelers in the intelligence business; except of course that intelligence officers can actually help bring about change. The CIA made a name for itself destabilizing regimes, only this time the leader of the regime they are aiming to change isn?t named Allende or Pahlavi.

Joe Six-Pack and Molly Homemaker should care about this stuff because even if they didn?t vote for the current administration, I?m fairly sure that voting is how they want such decisions to be made.

What has become painfully obvious in the last few weeks is that this Niger operation and subsequent leak was nothing more then a group of domestic black-baggers who deliberately set out to bring down this President.


What has become painfully obvious in the last few weeks is that this Niger operation and subsequent leak was nothing more then a group of domestic black-baggers who deliberately set out to bring down this President.

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