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  •  I have a different opinion (none)
    I believe the retribution angle for Wilson's Op-Ed was the icing on the cake. I think the real reason Valerie Plame was outted was to distract attention away from the unraveling ball of lies that got us into Iraq.

    I also think Rove was intentionally setting himself up as the fall guy for "Plame" by telling anyone who'd listen that Wilson's wife was "fair game." Rove isn't stupid, just repugnant.

    He's been set up to take the fall because he probably was mostly a "confirming source" and could fall back on that if he had to. The real leakers were Powell, Rice, and Fleischer during the African trip.

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    by Todd Johnston on Fri Aug 26, 2005 at 11:52:29 AM PDT

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    •  If Powell were a leaker (none)
      we would be seeing other sources seeking to place him under the shadow of suspicion. The absence of such "anonymous sourcing" in the last 8-10 weeks suggests to me that Powell is pretty clean insofar as naming "Wilson's wife" to journalists.

      Plus, Powell's a military guy. When he sees a big "S" for "secret" in the margins, he shuts his yap. It's always the political types who tend to disregard that stuff, and then pay for it in the end.

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