Now, Scooter seems uninterested in relitigating his conviction for lying to protect his boss, Dick Cheney. Interestingly, though, a key point of his appearance — given its focus on Iran’s purported nukes — was to suggest that back in 2003 more could have been done to prevent Iran from getting nukes. You know. 2003. The year he outed a CIA spy trying to prevent Iran from getting nukes?
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 8, 2010 6:05 am|
|By: emptywheel Monday August 2, 2010 12:35 pm|
In his op-ed, Dick Cheney apologist Marc Thiessen probably didn’t mean to endorse the kidnapping of all his buddies who leak highly sensitive national security information. On Thiessen’s pig farm, some leakers are more equal than others.
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 15, 2010 3:30 pm|
Aside from the fact that Karl Rove’s latest Wall Street Journal op-ed operates on the erroneous foundation that the Administration shared all the intelligence they juiced up with Congress (they didn’t), the entire op-ed is based on an absolutely delusional sense of timing.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday May 18, 2010 1:15 pm|
The eye-popping takeaway from documents related to CREW and National Security Archive’s recent settlement is that, for the 21 days of emails supposedly restored, 83% of the emails weren’t restored.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday May 12, 2010 3:15 pm|
Jason Leopold has a long article and videotape of an interview with John Kiriakou that you should check out in full. I’ll discuss their conversation about Abu Zubaydah’s torture (and, more interestingly, Kiriakou’s knowledge about who Abu Zubaydah is) later. But I wanted to look more closely at Kiriakou’s description of a June 10, 2003 meeting at which (Kiriakou says) Scooter Libby made it clear that he knew of Plame’s identity.
|By: Swopa Friday April 9, 2010 8:00 pm|
Somewhere, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and Karl Rove are probably gnashing their teeth that Valerie Wilson is continuing to work against their dream of a more militarized and antagonistic world.
|By: emptywheel Sunday January 24, 2010 8:30 am|
One of the things that happened in one of Ari Fleischer’s last briefings (trying to look for it now) is that he was informed by reporters that Tony Blair would be coming for a visit–Fleischer, apparently, had not been told about what was apparently a last minute trip. Which had the effect of–just days after Plame’s identity was leaked and on the day Kelly was suicided–having Blair and Bush having a last minute visit together.
|By: emptywheel Monday December 14, 2009 1:00 pm|
The National Security Archive has released a list of dates for which the White House will restore emails under its settlement agreement. That list includes almost all of the most suspect dates when email was missing, most notably the period (between September 29 and October 7, 2003) when Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby were working [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday December 3, 2009 6:05 am|
Erik Prince makes a show of coming clean on what he was doing with the CIA. But he reveals only what he was doing with the CIA.
|By: emptywheel Saturday November 14, 2009 4:00 pm|
I think Bob Bauer’s op-ed about Scooter Libby’s sentence had a few strong points, except that he was way too naive about how the Plame outing worked.