July 22, 2005


WASHINGTON — Former U.S. intelligence officers criticized President Bush on Friday for not disciplining Karl Rove in connection with the leak of the name of a CIA officer, saying Bush's lack of action has jeopardized national security...

...I wouldn't be here this morning if President Bush had done the one thing required of him as commander in chief — protect and defend the Constitution," said Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst. "The minute that Valerie Plame's identity was outed, he should have delivered a strict and strong message to his employees."...

His employees? HIS EMPLOYEES???? Who the hell do they imagine the CIA works for? Valerie Plame Wilson works for George W Bush. Who just happens to be the elected leader of the United States of America.

These jerks are prating about the Constitution, but somebody needs to tell them that they are supposed to be defending the Constitution by obeying their country's elected leaders with loyalty. And alacrity. It was Plame who was jeopardizing national security.

The moment it became clear (and it has become abundantly clear) that Plame and her faction were undercutting our intelligence-gathering efforts for partisan political ends, the whole bunch should have been fired. Or better yet put in jail.

In fact, we should discharge at least half of those sneaking sneering utterly useless elitists of the CIA. And then tell the rest of them they have six weeks to pull up their socks and start working for AMERICA, or it's hit the road, Jack. There are other options. Open-Source intelligence aggregation would probably work a hell of a lot better.

This is all so crazy. "Rogue CIA agents" are the hoariest cliché of trashy fiction and Hollywood. And now we actually have some, clearly running a disinformation campaign to wound America, and our lefties, who have been demonizing the CIA since as long as I can remember, think it's just ducky. Anything is OK if it hurts Republicans. What frauds they are. What utter pompous shams.

Posted by John Weidner at July 22, 2005 11:38 PM
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