Friday, November 18, 2005

Fanning the Plames.

The Mainstream Mastodons continue to fan the plames, in the hopes they can torch the Bush Administration.

Al Pazeera via Yahoo News reports:
Referring to news accounts about the case, [the National Security Adviser Stephen] Hadley said with a smile, "I've also seen press reports from White House officials saying that I am not one of his sources." He said he would not comment further because the CIA leak case remains under investigation.

Leaving the room, Hadley was asked if his answer amounted to a yes or a no. "It is what it is," he said.

Controversy surrounding the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity showed no signs of abating Thursday, dashing any hopes White House officials had that the investigation was nearing an end.

A group of former intelligence officers urged Bush not to pardon anyone convicted of leaking Plame's name to reporters and to pull security clearances of any White House officials implicated in the investigation.
Source: The AP via Yahoo News -
Hadley Coy on Whether He's Woodward Source
I like that last bit about urging the President not to pardon anyone in this matter.

I tell you, I have a suspicion President Bush will not issue such pardons and these former intelligence officials have nothing at all to do with it. Quite refreshing after the last President's outgoing pardons. Marc Rich being pardoned.

Other than the fact the left and the MSM insist this is a problem I don't see how it is.