Tuesday, November 01, 2005


How the Wilson/Scooter story breaks down

posted by Rob at 9:13 AM

Instapundit has arguably the best roundup of what really happened with what BOTW dubs the "Seinfeld" scandal - an investigation about nothing.

Here's the professor:
Consider: Assuming that Valerie Plame was some sort of genuinely covert operative -- something that's not actually quite clear from the indictment -- the chain of events looks pretty damning: Wilson was sent to Africa on an investigative mission regarding nuclear weapons, but never asked to sign any sort of secrecy agreement(!). Wilson returns, reports, then publishes an oped in the New York Times (!!) about his mission. This pretty much ensures that people will start asking why he was sent, which leads to the fact that his wife arranged it. Once Wilson's oped appeared, Plame's covert status was in serious danger. Yet nobody seemed to care.

Instaman also lays out why Dems and others are really, really, insanely mad about Friday's indictments - they undermine the drumbeat that BUSH LIED!!! about WMDs in Iraq and would smear anyone who said otherwise (though Wilson never did say otherwise. I know. It confuses me too).

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