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Subject: Re: Diplomats Died, The prez Lied Date: 11/18/2012 4:31 PM
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Actually, it's an example of blatant hypocrisy by every leftist who bleated about Valerie Plame but doesn't care about this.

Okay, I've become convinced that it is important to point out really stupid arguments from the right when they appear. Of course it would take a large team of people to keep up with all the lunacy the wingnuts spew, but I will take a more active role in pointing out stupidity when it is directed at my own posts.

One has to wonder whether the poster in this case is not really familiar with the Valerie Plame case, is not familiar with the current case, is not familiar with the meaning of the word hypocrisy, or some combination of more than one of the above.

Let's review the Plame case first: Washington Post journalist Robert Novak effectively ended Valerie Plame's career with the CIA by revealing in his column her identity as a CIA operative. Court documents reveal that Libby testified that "he was specifically authorized in advance" of his meeting with a New York Times reporter to disclose classified National Intelligence. According to Libby's testimony, the Vice President advised him that the President had authorized defendant to disclose the information in order to rebut the allegations of an administration critic, former ambassador Joseph Wilson.

So in this case a lie was told for the express purpose of silencing a political enemy by destroying the career of that enemy's spouse. We know a lot about what happened in this case because it was revealed in testimony over months in a court of law.

Now let's review the current case: We know a memo was produced for public release about an event soon after it happened that did not reflect all the facts as we know them now.

I just don't see any relevant parallels.

hypocrisy: The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

There just aren't any dots to connect to make the case of your claims.
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