Thursday, July 12, 2007

Probable Treason

The President seems to have publically admitted that his administration leaked former CIA agent Valerie Plame's status to the NYT. He managed to put in the qualifier "probably" and said "And now we're going to move on".

Very few things the administration has done so far has made me enraged like this. The Administration has basically disregarded all professionalism and concern for National Security in the name of petty vendettas and spite. The President can't seem to understand why Scooty Libby deserved jail time. Not that he wasn't the only one, I have suspicions(completely unprovable) that his former boss, the Vice President, either gave the order or approved the leak. The President isn't even willing to have ones of his boys be the fall guy. Why?

Can the President be so out of touch with reality that he can't see how outing a undercover agent probably put her life in danger? Can't he see how outing a undercover closed off any and all sources through that channel? Or does he simply not care? How can it be possible that someone in his position lacks a basic understanding of right and wrong? Of concern for the safety of other people? Of National Security?

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