Monday, October 24, 2005

PLAME WATCH Everyone will be talking about this New York Times story on Tuesday.

Important questions include: What was gained--and by whom--from this story's publication? Does the piece itself offer any clues?

More to come.

UPDATE: Steve Clemons is right to suggest that, whatever else this story does, it shatters the President's credibility on the Plame issue:

This means that Vice President Cheney has known all along that he was Scooter Libby's source--and whether Libby had license from him or not to try and slaughter the reputation of Joe Wilson--CHENEY KNEW.

The entire charade of President Bush stating that he wanted to get to the bottom of who leaked Plame's name--and who was involved--is no longer believable at any level. Cheney would not have failed to disclose this to Bush, and Bush played along as if none of his staff were involved.

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