Plame Update: Cheney Knew
The latest update on the Plame scandal is that Dickity Cheney was, as suspected, most likely involved in the illegal namedropping that started this all. Not only that but he may have been the very one to have ordered the leak in the first place, though for now his underling Scooter Libby is the one facing the charges.
New evidence suggests that from the day Ambassador Wilson's NYT op-ed came out in July 2003 till the day, a week later, when his wife's name was publicly leaked as a CIA agent, the Chainsaw's angry little brain was working overtime calculating moves to discredit Wilson (and his claim that the US government was exaggerating the wmd claim). Apparently, he made the following handwritten notes on the periphery of the op-ed on his copy of the NYT:
"Have they [the CIA] done this sort of thing before? Send an Amb. to assess a question? Do we ordinarily send people out pro bono to work for us? Or did his wife send him on a junket?"
The key word here being WIFE -- proving, in his own words and his own handwriting that Chainsaw knew that Plame is Wilson's wife. And now Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor in the case, also knows and is using this in the case against Libby and his former boss. Boggles the mind how much these people get away with yet when a poor black man steals a television, he loses his life to the criminal justice system. The US system needs a heck of a lot more checks and balances or else it needs to start from scratch with a better system.