Latest GOP line on Valerie Plame:
Now that Joseph Wilson has endorsed Kerry for President, any crime that might have been committed by revealing his wife’s identity as a covert agent is retroactively made innocent.
Yeah, I know that logic is hard to follow, but see if you can extract anything else from Senator John Cronyn’s comments quoted — without, of course, any comment or response — in this Washington Times story.
The Times, pushing its theme that any discussion of possible national-security felonies committed by top White House officials must be just a Democratic plot, also conveniently omits mentioning that Cannistraro and two colleages had testified in a closed hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And of course it omits any mention of what the three CIA veterans actually said at the open meeting, including Cannistraro’s shocking accusation that Valerie Plame’s identity was leaked as a demonsration of the White House’s hostility and contempt for the CIA and the people who work there.