Thursday, June 30, 2005

Shooting the messenger(s)

Reveal your sources or go to jail: judge:

A judge gave two journalists one more week before deciding their sentence for refusing to reveal confidential sources to a grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's name to the news media.

This is the last part of a series of events which demonstrated that the Bush Admin's posturing and statements on 'national security' is nothing but posing and rhetoric.

Plame was outed in retaliation and presumedly as a warning to others thinking of doing a similar thing as her husband, Joseph Wilson.

Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador, disputed President Bush's claim that Saddam Hussein had imported nuclear weapons materials from Niger. He did so after visiting the country (yeah, what would he know).

Unfortunately, Robert Novak isn't being questioned by the courts. He was the journalist who actually reported that Plame was CIA. Miller and Cooper reported on the Novak article.

I'm sure the prosecution have not received political pressure to avoid charging Novak, the man who is most likely to know the source. Sure.

So, who was it that committed an offence by divulging the name of a CIA asset, Rove?