Monday, June 22, 2009

Revenge, Pure and Simple

American Scofflaw

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame will not get her day in court.

“The Supreme Court announced Monday it will not give further consideration to a lawsuit brought by a fired CIA agent and her husband against high ranking Bush administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney,” Lee Ross reports for Fox News.

Fox adds, “The decision is a victory for Cheney and his former chief of staff, I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. They and nine unnamed co-defendants were sued by Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Joseph after her CIA cover was leaked to reporters.”

Cheney and Libby never cared about the consequences of what they did to Plame, and the organization she worked for; they just wanted revenge against Wilson for having told the truth about Iraq, and this was how they got it.

This is a travesty; Plame should have had her day in court. The absolute, undeniable harm this action did to this country's intelligence will have repercussions for years to come.

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