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Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Plamegate: the "underlying crime"

Dave Lindorff does a good job today reminding us that the "underlying crime" of "Plamegate" was not the exposure of a covert CIA agent, but forging documents and knowingly using forged documents and other bogus data to help furnish a motivation to launch an illegal war (and then of course launching that illegal war and committing countless other war crimes in the process of conducting it). Those are the crimes, crimes which have led to the deaths of three-quarters of a million people (and other costs as well, obviously) that need to be exposed and prosecuted, not "who leaked Valerie Plame's name."

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