Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Rove v MSM v Rove v Left

Today there is a story about Karl Rove which undoubtedly you have heard. What you may not have heard is the fact that Karl was trying to discourage a reporter from printing a false story. He never said Ms. Plame's name.

The MSM is having such a field day, I don't know if they can see the damage they may possibly be doing to themselves. Let's look at this logically, can we?

1. Reporter comes to Rove with questions.
2. The memo:
"One of the e-mails was a note from Cooper to his boss in which he said he had spoken to Rove, who described the wife of former U.S. Ambassador and Bush administration critic Joe Wilson as someone who “apparently works” at the CIA, Newsweek magazine reported.

It said “Wilson’s wife” — not CIA Director George Tenet or Vice President Dick Cheney — authorized a trip by Wilson to Africa. The purpose was to check out reports that Iraq had tried to obtain yellowcake uranium for use in nuclear weapons.

Rove’s conversation with Cooper took place five days after Plame's husband suggested in a New York Times op-ed piece that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Wilson’s trip to Africa provided the basis for his criticism. [read more]
3. There is a grand jury in progress, so no one is able to legally defend themselves.
4. One jounalist, Matthew Cooper of Time Magazine, was allowed to give his source with Rove's approval.
5. Cooper is not in jail.
6. New York Times Judith Miller is in jail.
7. Rove signed a waiver freeing the reporter in Dec. 2003 or Jan. 2004.
8. Cooper could have testified over one year ago.
9. Waiver declared EVERYONE was free to give his name.
10. If Rove gave permission to say who the source was, then doesn't it go to prove that Miller has another source?

For whom is she covering up? Is it possible that the NYTimes gave the information? Rove did not know Ms. Plame's name nor her occupation.

To be guilty of the crime of disclosing a CIA Agent, you have to know that person is a spy, you have to know the government is protecting that person, and you have to know that person is undercover. Well, she hasn't been undercover for 9 years. (Source: The Tony Snow radio program and Hugh Hewitt's guest Byron York.)

The moral of the story: Do not try to help reporters get the story right, or else you will pay for it if they do not like your policies.

In other words, treat them the way Bush does. Like crap. I can go for that!

Now I want everyone to write on their own blog a story to get the people to go to this site and scroll down to the bottom. There is a vote that is being taken. Right now, Karl Rove only has 11% of our support. Let us support him until and/or unless we find the truth to be otherwise. Get voting! lol.

Update: Uncle Jimbo has written a very worthwhile article. Here is a part of it:
He [Rove] didn't call Cooper, Cooper called him. He told Cooper he should be skeptical of Wilson's report because he knew George Tenet was about to discredit much of what Wilson falsely claimed. <...> John Podhoretz does so quite well at the National Review:
"First off, Wilson long denied he was recommended for the job by his wife: "Valerie had nothing to do with the matter," he writes in his book. "She definitely had not proposed that I make the trip."

But the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence actually found the memo in which Valerie Plame recommended her husband for the job.

There were other lies as well. Wilson's own report was far from definitive in any way on the question of whether Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger, thus giving the lie to his later bald claim that he came back insisting there was no link.

"The report on the former ambassador's [Wilson's] trip to Niger, disseminated in March 2002," said the Senate Select Committee, "did not change any analysts' assessments of the Iraq-Niger uranium deal. For most analysts, the information in the report lent more credibility to the original Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports on the uranium deal, but the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) analysts believed that the report supported their assessment that Niger was unlikely to be willing or able to sell uranium to Iraq."

Thus, Rove was telling Cooper the truth. According to one of Cooper's e-mails, "not only the genesis of the trip is flawed an[d] suspect but so is the report. He [Rove] implied strongly there's still plenty to implicate Iraqi interest in acquiring uranium fro[m] Niger." [read more]
This is very interesting. Yes indeed.