Saturday, March 17, 2007

Plame was covert

Crooks and Liars:
The favorite meme of the right-wing apologists has long been that there was no crime committed in exposing Valerie Plame's identity because she was not a covert agent at the time of Novak's article (see here, here, here, here, and here). Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD) devoted his entire first round of questioning today to clarifying whether or not Valerie Plame was indeed "covert" at the time of her outing. Let this be the video that sets the record straight once and for all. I don't anticipate an apology from the wingnuts anytime soon, however.
(You can see the video here).


Blogger Munsey said...

How many times can you say "I'm not a lawyer" in one interview? Plame based her title "covert agent" on the fact that some general said she was, not on the law. Then when they finally got an actual lawyer to testify, they cut her off, wouldn't let her speak, and ridiculed her.

2:06 PM, March 17, 2007  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

But it wasn't just "some general". That general was head of the CIA. If the head of the CIA says you're a covert CIA agent, that seems to carry some weight on whether you're a covert CIA agent, no?

Anyway, thanks for stopping by munsey. I didn't see the lawyer you mentioned testify.

7:32 PM, March 17, 2007  

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