Sunday, July 17

Karl Rove Tricks the Democrats, Again and Joe Wilson Needs to be Investigated, Still.

The left-leaning media has been attacking Karl Rove like there is no tommorrow lately, convinced that they have him by the balls this time, and by assosiation, President Bush. This is all about who leaked the 'Secret' that Ambassador Wilson's wife was (possibly) a covert CIA Agent.

I had first talked about Ambassador Wilson in my Signs of a Real Conspiracy post. I also identified the real leaker of the Ambassador's wife's profession; the Press. At least the investigation realizes that to an extent, as NY Times reporter Judith Miller is currently sitting in jail for refusing to disclose her source. this leads me to believe that it must be a Democrat, perhaps the Ambassador Himself. After all, he was talking to any member of the press who would listen, and lets not forget it was the NY Times that Wilson's Op-Ed was published a couple of days before. That would tell me that there was a good chance that Ms. Miller had access to Ambassador Wilson. It is only assumed that a Bush Administration official leaked the identity of his wife. My guess is that Ms. Miller is going to sit out her time in jail because revealing her source will be embarrassing to the Democratic Party. Would the press really go to jail to protect a member of the Bush Administration? Back to the issue at hand, Karl Rove.

The other reporter in the middle of this story is Times reporter Matt Cooper. Mr. Cooper's boss had no problem disclosing that Cooper talked to Rove mentioning the Ambassador's wife. The press has gone bananas over this revolation. Too bad none of these expert reporters noticed that Cooper already knew that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA by the time he called and talked with Rove. Of course that does not matter, because the press has proof that Rove was involved in this, so he must be the source. And for a while, the press coverage seemed to be working, as even conservative sites were suggesting that Rove should go, if for no other reason that to make the distraction go away.

Now we have a revelation made public this weekend that Rove immediately reported his conversations with the press concerning Wilson's wife:

"Matt Cooper called to give me a heads-up that he's got a welfare reform story coming," Rove wrote in the e-mail to Hadley.

"When he finished his brief heads-up he immediately launched into Niger. Isn't this damaging? Hasn't the president been hurt? I didn't take the bait, but I said if I were him I wouldn't get Time far out in front on this." - My Way News

So where do we go from here? Rove has mentioned that he learned that Valarie Plame, Wilson's wife, was a CIA operative from Robert Novak, the reported who actually published her identity.

The AP reported Thursday that Rove acknowledged to the grand jury that he talked about Plame with both Cooper and Novak before they published their stories but that he originally learned about the operative's identity from the news media, not government sources.

Republicans cheered the latest revelations Friday, saying they showed Rove wasn't trying to hurt Plame but instead was trying to informally warn reporters to be cautious about some of Wilson's claims.

"What it says is, Karl Rove wasn't the leaker, he was actually the recipient of the information not the provider," Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman said on Fox News. "So there are probably a lot of folks in Washington who have prejudged this, who have rushed to judgment who are trying to smear Karl Rove."

So, we have the following questions that the press has yet to ask/investigate:

Who told Novak?

Who told Miller?

Why has there been no investigation of the CIA, Wilson, and Plame concerning their own investigation to disprove the Bush Administration about Iraq's attempts to buy Uranium from Niger, especially after two investigations (US and UK) determined that Wilson's investigation gave support to the theory, not disproved it, as Wilson claimed?

Instead of the press taking a serious look at the story, they will instead opt to sit in the air conditioned White House, and continue to take pot-shots and White House Spokesman Scott McClellan. That's Ok. Let them have their day. As Karl Rove warned Cooper, "if I were him (them) I wouldn't get Time far out in front on this."
Eventually, the full story will come out.
John Tierney: Why all the fuss? - International Herald Tribune
Plame security breach? It just ain't so, Joe - BY MARK STEYN, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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