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Matt Cooper on Rove's leaking Plame's name

  1. Aug 20, 2007 #1

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    On Meet the Press yesterday, Matt Cooper flatly stated that Rove outed Valerie Plame to him as a CIA agent that "worked on WMDs." What is not made clear and needs to be is that she was a NOC. She had no official cover and no diplomatic immunity that could prevent her for being arrested and prosecuted as a spy. Her job was preventing the proliferation of WMDs, and the Bush administration willingly ruined her career as revenge for Joe Wilson's unmasking the Niger yellowcake story as a fabrication. Why aren't these treasonous crooks in prison?

    http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/...rove-did-leak-valerie-plames-identity-to-him/
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2007 #2

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    It surely wasn't deliberate, it was just an example of the open and free flow of information at the heart of goverment.
    It's like saying 'who would rid me of this troublesome priest' it was just a rhetorical question and certainly not an order to the two heavily armed knights standing in front of him to go and kill the archbishop of canterbury.
     
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  4. Aug 20, 2007 #3

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    It's too bad that this free flow of information doesn't pertain to the Congressional investigations. This has been the most secretive admin in history!

    Excuse me while I get sick now.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2007 #4

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    Yep! Carefully selected and dangerous information flows freely to Matt Cooper and Judith Miller and Bob Novak when it serves the administration's plans, but our Representatives and Senators can't get a straight answer out of these jerks. I wonder how many of Plame's foreign contacts were lost (tortured, imprisoned, killed, "disappeared") when foreign intelligence agencies found out that she was a CIA NOC? For this administration, it was apparently a small price to pay for the chance of getting revenge on Joe Wilson.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2007 #5

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    To be fair to the poor guy, he never managed to graduate from any of the multiple colleges he attended and has only ever had a variety of unspecified and miscellanous political jobs for one party.
    From this and the number of other apparently illegal things he seems to have accidentally done throughout his career we can assume he is basically an idiot who doesn't know better.
     
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  7. Aug 21, 2007 #6

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    Did Matt Cooper say something like this?

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1083899-1,00.html

    Apparently the dropout told the truth to Fitzgerald (gasp!) and the magna cum laude Yale graduate perjured, lied and obstructed justice.

    Nobody was convicted of outing Valerie Plame because she wasn't covert and even if she was, no one knowingly outed a covert agent. If that were indeed the case, Fitzgerald would have sunk his fangs in a little deeper on both of these guys.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2007 #7

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    She WAS covert! Not only was she covert - she was covert without official cover, (NOC to the Republican apologists that seem to want to hoe the party line). She, and every foreign operative that cooperated with her and her team (her mission was to prevent the spread of WMDs) was ratted out by Rove, Bush, and Cheney. These treasonous creeps ruined the life of a career CIA agent to exact revenge against her husband. The Bush administration is the most corrupt bunch of creeps that have ever squatted in our seat of government.
     
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  9. Aug 22, 2007 #8

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    She was ONCE covert. Not at the time of the articles and not within the 5yr timeframe stipulated by law. The Law:

    The term 'covert' means:

    By this definition, Valerie Plame is not covert. Some have argued that since she travelled abroad in the course of her duties at the CIA within the last five years, she is covert. That is arguable but has not been defined to be the case in any court. In fact, Victoria Toensing and Bruce Sanford, two lawyers who "drafted and negotiated the scope of the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act" have written in the Washington Post,
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A2305-2005Jan11?language=printer

    It is very telling that although Fitzgerald knew the disclosure of Plame's employer to the press was admitted to by several individuals, no prosecution of that 'crime' did or ever will occur. It isn't a crime.
     
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