Beer Monday Linkfest: Rove Not Indicted Next Week?

And a happy start to the work week. Time for a beer with the news. That is what was missing from that PJM vblog

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Sointenly, liberals, especially Jason Leopold and the other proggies at Truthout, will need some beer and a beautiful vista, though I suspect the vista would involve a protest march rather then what you saw in the video, because they were 100% wrong on the whole Affair d'Plame (h/t Blogs For Bush):

In the early morning of Oct. 1, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell received an urgent phone call from his No. 2 at the State Department. Richard Armitage was clearly agitated. As recounted in a new book, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War,"  Armitage had been at home reading the newspaper and had come across a column by journalist Robert Novak. Months earlier, Novak had caused a huge stir when he revealed that Valerie Plame, wife of Iraq-war critic Joseph Wilson, was a CIA officer. Ever since, Washington had been trying to find out who leaked the information to Novak. The columnist himself had kept quiet. But now, in a second column, Novak provided a tantalizing clue: his primary source, he wrote, was a "senior administration official" who was "not a partisan gunslinger." Armitage was shaken. After reading the column, he knew immediately who the leaker was. On the phone with Powell that morning, Armitage was "in deep distress," says a source directly familiar with the conversation who asked not to be identified because of legal sensitivities. "I'm sure he's talking about me."

It was Richard Armitage who was the leaker, to Bob Woodward, as well, the whole time. He was never in trouble, because Plame was never undercover, and also because Armitage had a bit of the ole Bush hatred going on.

So, sorry, but no Rove indictment a comin'. All Fitzgerald got was a Scooter Libby indictment, which will either be dismissed or lost at trial, and two years of fantasyland investigation. I think Fitz has some explaining to do.

So does Captain Ed, who you really need to check out.

This means that the Department of Justice knew the source of the Plame leak within four months of its occurrence. It also knew that the leak had no malicious intent. Patrick Fitzgerald, who almost certainly knew of it within the first days of his investigation, never attempted to indict the man whom he knew leaked the information. Why, then, has Fitzgerald's mandate continued after the first week of October?

Good question. It would be great if Fitz gave us an answer.

Sister Toldhjah has more.

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