Ten retired CIA officers, including two former station chiefs, have petitioned Congress to start its own investigation of the Valerie Plame affair, and Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey has filed a resolution of inquiry, according to a story by Douglas Jehl in Thursday’s New York Times.
It’s hard to tell from the outside whether this is good news or bad news. Do the ex-CIA folks know something you and I don’t about how the DoJ investigation is now going? If so, that sounds bad. But if all it means is that they’re angry, and think that their anger is sufficiently widely shared among their fellow CIA alumni to make speaking out in this way appropriate, that improves the chances that our President will achieve his stated objective of “getting to the bottom of this.”
I wonder what the people who have been describing the scandal as “bogus” and as a partisan stunt by Democrats think now?
Thanks to a reader for spotting this story the minute it hit the web.