60 Minutes is doing a big profile over the weekend. They are pushing the hell out of Valerie Plame’s book, all over the news media.
She’s number 509 on Amazon, number 509 and they’re still pushing it, and because this takes ’em back to Bush. It takes ’em back to the template that they really love.
It’s as surreal as what happened to Scooter Libby. She was not outed by Bush administration people.
Well, Richard Armitage is in the Bush administration, but he’s not sympathetic to the Bush administration when it came to the Iraq war.
Richard Armitage was the one that leaked to Novak. He knew throughout the investigation that he was the leaker, and yet he didn’t come forward, and Scooter Libby is convicted on a process crime.
The whole thing was surreal.
The whole thing was based on lies.
Joe Wilson is a liar!
Joe Wilson came back from Niger and told a story about what he found there, that the CIA and the Senate committee both said, “Hey, this kind of confirms what we thought about Iraq trying to get uranium from Niger.” The Senate intelligence committee labeled him… Well, they didn’t call him a liar. They just found that his report, his testimony was labeled in an op-ed piece that he wrote in the New York Times was just riddled with falsehoods.
It’s a harsh thing to say.
I understand that this is a harsh thing to say.
I don’t know how to say it any other way:
They have to have a monopoly in order to flourish because in a monopoly, the lies never get challenged.