Backgrounder on Plamegate

When Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald unseals his indictments regarding Plamegate, assuming there are any, we'll learn one thing for sure: whether the two—year investigation was a clever poker move insidiously initiated by President Bush to expose and discredit his enemies within the CIA while simultaneously and conveniently making the MSM look like a bunch of blathering idiots, OR, if the Administration is guilty of serious miscalculation by not publicly pounding the CIA regarding this matter as soon as the agency leaked the classified, that's right, classified information that it had referred the matter to Justice. Were the Bushies very clever? Or too clever by a half?

If you're not up—to—speed on this pending political detonation — assuming the whole thing doesn't die because of a lack of life—sustaining indictments —  here's a compilation of juicy readings for your greater edification and enlightenment.

Forget Miers. This is the issue the President had better not pass on without coming out swinging. And he needs to hit a home run. Here's what you need to read.

1. 2005.10.22 — Weekly Standard — Stephen F. Hayes — "One Good Leak Deserves Another" How the CIA got the ball rolling on the Plame investigation.

2. 2005.10.25 — Weekly Standard — Stephen F. Hayes — "The Incredibles" The only debate about Joseph Wilson's credibility is the one taking place at the Washington Post and the New York Times.

3. 2005.10.16 — AIM — Cliff Kincaid — "Judith Miller Exonerates Bush Officials" The true facts in the CIA—leak case are now becoming astonishingly clear. New York Times reporter Judith Miller's testimony, as she describes it in the Sunday edition of her paper, proves that the wrong people are under investigation.

4. 2005.10.21 — AIM — Cliff Kincaid — "Was the Wilson Affair a CIA Plot?" Former prosecutor Joseph E. diGenova says the real story is that the CIA "launched a covert operation" against the President when it sent Wilson on the mission to Africa to investigate the Iraq—uranium link.

5. 2005.10.24 — AIM — Cliff Kincaid — "The Untold Story: Joseph Wilson, Judith Miller and the CIA"  The savage left—wing attack on Judith Miller from inside and outside of the New York Times completely misses the point.

Dennis Sevakis   10 26 05

When Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald unseals his indictments regarding Plamegate, assuming there are any, we'll learn one thing for sure: whether the two—year investigation was a clever poker move insidiously initiated by President Bush to expose and discredit his enemies within the CIA while simultaneously and conveniently making the MSM look like a bunch of blathering idiots, OR, if the Administration is guilty of serious miscalculation by not publicly pounding the CIA regarding this matter as soon as the agency leaked the classified, that's right, classified information that it had referred the matter to Justice. Were the Bushies very clever? Or too clever by a half?

If you're not up—to—speed on this pending political detonation — assuming the whole thing doesn't die because of a lack of life—sustaining indictments —  here's a compilation of juicy readings for your greater edification and enlightenment.

Forget Miers. This is the issue the President had better not pass on without coming out swinging. And he needs to hit a home run. Here's what you need to read.

1. 2005.10.22 — Weekly Standard — Stephen F. Hayes — "One Good Leak Deserves Another" How the CIA got the ball rolling on the Plame investigation.

2. 2005.10.25 — Weekly Standard — Stephen F. Hayes — "The Incredibles" The only debate about Joseph Wilson's credibility is the one taking place at the Washington Post and the New York Times.

3. 2005.10.16 — AIM — Cliff Kincaid — "Judith Miller Exonerates Bush Officials" The true facts in the CIA—leak case are now becoming astonishingly clear. New York Times reporter Judith Miller's testimony, as she describes it in the Sunday edition of her paper, proves that the wrong people are under investigation.

4. 2005.10.21 — AIM — Cliff Kincaid — "Was the Wilson Affair a CIA Plot?" Former prosecutor Joseph E. diGenova says the real story is that the CIA "launched a covert operation" against the President when it sent Wilson on the mission to Africa to investigate the Iraq—uranium link.

5. 2005.10.24 — AIM — Cliff Kincaid — "The Untold Story: Joseph Wilson, Judith Miller and the CIA"  The savage left—wing attack on Judith Miller from inside and outside of the New York Times completely misses the point.

Dennis Sevakis   10 26 05