Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Hubris of an all-powerful administration comes to naught

At a key moment in the movie All the President's Men, the famous character Deep Throat/Hal Holbrook says to Bob Woodward/Robert Redford/, "Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." This week, the week of October 24, 2005, it looks like we will see history come around the spiral again. In a case more serious than the Clinton impeachment, and more serious even than Watergate, all the President's men face the prospect of charges that they revealed the secret name of an undercover CIA agent. But evidence now seems to indicate that the real target was the front company that she worked for, Brewster Jennings and Associates, which needed to be destroyed because it could reveal the greater secret, that the evidence for going to war with Iraq had been fabricated.

See sources like these:
VP Cheney revealed name of secret agent: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/24/politics/24cnd-leak.html?pagewanted=1

The most important criminal case in American history, by James Moore: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/the-most-important-crimin_b_9183.htm

Was Plame Outed by a Foreign Spy: http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=7717

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