July 27, 2005

"Do we really want an adulterous scumbag who commits treason advising the president?"
- posted at dkos.

White House effort to discredit Joe Wilson is examined in detail
"Washington conservatives care less about genuine national security than they do about protecting their friends and maintaining their political dominance."

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has asked not only about how CIA operative Valerie Plame's name was leaked but also how the administration went about shifting responsibility from the White House to the CIA for having included 16 words in the 2003 State of the Union address about Iraqi efforts to acquire uranium from Africa, an assertion that was later disputed.

Court records show Fitzgerald is seeking information about the communications WH stenographer Judy Miller had with Bush officials between July 6 and July 13, 2003, when the White House was attempting to discredit Wilson and his allegations.