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  •  Thanks very much (4.00)
    For me, this is what this site at its most useful can provide: intelligent analysis of the various news sources by people in the know.

    Clearly some of this is speculative, but it does suggest the magnitude of the issue at stake, and the fact that we may have serious charges pending against White House and other officials; it cheers me considerably, because I had begun to doubt that such were forthcoming. Now it's possible to see that enough ugly light might be cast on Bushco if the press ever really starts to run with the story to make the question of jailtime and legal trophies secondary to uncovering the real story (that's as it should be, I think.)

    Although I will be digesting all of this over the next several hours, I do have a question, one that has been lurking in the back of my mind for several days. Given what I have read about Plame's company and two decades of work to make it a trusted arm of Aramco, it's hard for me to swallow that the White House would have been willing to expose it in such a sting--UNLESS they thought it an inconvenience in the first place.

    I'm wondering, in other words, whether the CIA might have had just a little too much insight into Bush admin. dealings--including Halliburton dealings--with the Saudis, and whether they might have been eager to kill several birds with one stone. In other words, was the Plame leak part of the larger war between the White House and CIA, a war that we have only had partial glimpses of to now? If so, there must be a number of people out there who, given the proper cover, would have a lot to sing about in terms of Bush I and II, Cheney, etc.

    This is of course highly speculative. Opinions?

    •  Yeah, and they all quit (none)
      the CIA. I wonder how many people left in the CIA have the balls to fight the White House? And with Negroponte in charge of the whole thing now, the White House has a lot more control of them.

      So, if indeed there is a war between the CIA and Bushco, then it looks like, so far, Bushco is winning. Even if we do hang a few of them out to dry, they have succeeded in removing the only good intel operation we had on the Saudi Oil giant, which is going to be very important to Bush when he leaves the White House.

    •  Plame's company & Saudis (none)
      Saudi Arabia announced on 7-7 that OPEC couldn't meet Western demand in 10-15 years. See diary:

      Tell Albert Gore He Was Right
      by Stirling Newberry
      Thu Jul 7th, 2005 at 03:39:54 PDT

      Plame's company would be in the best position to know if this was true.

      A little too much insight, indeed.  

      But we run such nice gulags!

      by HadEnough on Sun Jul 10, 2005 at 05:11:25 PM PDT

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