Tuesday, June 13, 2006

No Fitzmas! - This has to be kind of embarrassing for Jason Leopold

No Fitzmas! - This has to be kind of embarrassing for Jason Leopold

Sealed vs. Sealed

Fitzmas is the term that the left side of the blogosphere has given to the day Karl Rove will be indicted for his role in the Valerie Plame case. Jason Leopold at Truthout.org has predicted his impending indictment many times, most recently yesterday.

Today Patrick Fitzgerald informed Rove he won't be indicted.

Meanwhile ABC News reports more pretrial hearings in the "Scooter" Libby will occur today. One thing that still bothers me is the media's portrayal of this episode as a plot:

The investigation centered on a plot to discredit Wilson, who disputed claims made by President Bush in his 2003 State of the Union Address that Iraq had tried to purchase uranium from Niger. Government investigators and Fitzgerald have looked closely at discussions among administration officials after Wilson wrote a July 6, 2003, New York Times op-ed that disputed the administration's intelligence claims about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

While I think that Libby should go to jail if a crime occurred, which has not been proven why is it a plot to vigorously defend a policy decision? Including calling into question the credibility of the critic if he has a conflict of interest, as it appears Ambassador Wilson did. (He was a consultant to the Kerry campaign at the time he wrote his Op-Ed).

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