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  •  Reuters story about "new info" in leak (4.00)
    this just got posted, but I'm wondering what people's thoughts are on how this affects things. I haven't been following closely enough.

    Here's the link:

    http://nytimes.com/reuters/politics/politics-bush-leak.html

    and here's the most pertinent info:

    "Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff may have given New York Times reporter Judith Miller inaccurate information about where the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson worked at the CIA, a former intelligence official said on Monday.

    <snip>

    According to Miller's account of a meeting with Libby on July 8, she wrote in her notes that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA's Weapons Intelligence, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control, or Winpac, unit, which tracks unconventional arms.

    A former intelligence official said Plame did not work at Winpac but for the CIA's clandestine service. The former official, who is familiar with Plame's CIA activities, spoke on condition of anonymity because of the matter's sensitivity."

    •  This has been around all day (none)
      There have been lots of comments on it...this is just a newer version of an older article....

      I did not receive $ from Ketchum, U.S. Department of Ed or HHS to write this---though I wish I had.

      by Volvo Liberal on Mon Oct 17, 2005 at 10:38:33 PM PDT

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      •  well, can you point me to where it's discussed? (none)
        Because I am indeed curious as to how it affects the whole picture. I apologize that I didn't know it was around all day, I haven't had time to read everything just yet.

        I probably won't frankly. I know you are supposed to look around to make sure to not duplicate diaries, but I didn't know the same was required for a comment asking a question on a topic related to the current one being discussed.

        Thank you...

    •  Big Deal (none)
      I agree, this is potentially a big deal.  If Plame really was NOC, operations, actively invovled with sources, then her outing becomes that much more un-defendable.  I've heard several talking heads say that she was "just an analyst" and that there was no harm done and this is just politics, that she was "fair game" to discredit Ambasador Wilson.

      This could also account for some of the blacked out portions of Fitzgeralds court filings--describing her role, the nature of her contacts, and the blow-back that resulted from her outing.

      I say that if this is true, no side-step defense will work and we are in line for some interesting times.  

      Of course, this is all just speculation, and rests on what anonymous sources are saying.

      On a related note, I really hope in 2006 that  the "conventional wisdom" that Rebpublicans are stronger on national security is completly destroyed.  But, I'm not going to hold my breadth.

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