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  •  The Niger document forgeries? (4.00)
    Is there any evidence Fitz could be tying those in as well?

    nil admirari (Don't be surprised at anything)

    by lampwicke on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 08:23:11 PM PDT

    •  that's a big question (none)
      in my mind. Please place tin foil hat on head and read my post further down title "it's so big". I've yet to hear any reports that this investigation extends beyond the outing. But someone forged that document. I don't think a "broader conspiracy" would include this event, the 16 words controversy. I think that term is legalese for more people over a longer time frame.
    •  One way to look at the investigation (none)
      I've heard this proferred a few times:

      Most of us have been of the belief that Fitzgerald is investigating the outing of a CIA agent. That's what got the investigation rolling, yes; but, that might not be what the true focus has been all along. I've heard some say that the investigation is actually more akin to a whistleblower retalition investigation -- the whistleblower being Joe Wilson.

      Wilson had been sent to Niger on official government business; after he returned, his wife was outed due to what he had to report following his work for the government. When he saw that the administration was clearly lying about what he had found, he blew the whistle on them. And they retaliated. Looking at it this way seems to make more sense to me. They didn't out Plame to get even with her -- they outed her to get even with him. What they did to him is the focus of the investigation -- not what they did to her.

      If this is truly the case, then Fitzgerald's focus has been on what led to the retaliation to begin with: Niger. Everything flows from that.

      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

      by ilona on Wed Oct 12, 2005 at 02:43:08 AM PDT

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