Novak Finally Gets It

Belatedly, Robert Novak sees the key deception in the so-called outing of Valerie Plame and the phony Libby prosecution for perjury.  Novak tells us that former House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Peter Hoekstra had tried to confirm Plame's covert status from the CIA but that he "got only double talk from Langley."  Now that the Dems are running the show, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Henry Waxman apparently has the power to get the CIA to officially weigh-in on the matter when neither Hoekstra nor the judge in the Libby trial were able to do so.In his opening statement, Waxman asserted that Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA operative when her identity was revealed, and that this was cleared by CIA Director, Gen. Michael Hayden.  Flashback to May of last year during the Libby trial, and it was clear that Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald was unable or unwilling to comply with the request of Libby's defense team and Judge...(Read Full Post)