ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Or Someone In His Organization

9:18 pm, July 6th, 2005:

and finally my speculation... This man [Colin Powell] (or someone in his organization) leaked that Plame was in the CIA, probably as part of background as to why Wilson was selected for the mission to Niger.
  1. Wilson attacks administration on yellowcake story
  2. reporters dig in to find out how someone who appears to be a critic of the administration gets such a critical assignment
  3. On background, they describe why he was selected.

From today's Washington Post (H/T ARC:Brian):
Magazine: Bradlee Knows Woodward's Source on Plame

By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 14, 2006; Page A02

Vanity Fair is reporting that former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee says it is reasonable to assume former State Department official Richard L. Armitage is likely the source who revealed CIA operative Valerie Plame's name to Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward.

In an article to be published in the magazine today, Bradlee is quoted as saying: "That Armitage is the likely source is a fair assumption." Armitage was deputy secretary of state in President Bush's first term.

Well, all I have to say is...

I was right. Although I probably wasn't the first to identify Powell (or someone in his organization) as the source.

First, I did call out "someone in his organization"... back in July 2005, when the MSM was still calling for Herr Gruepenfuerher Rove's head. When Libby was identified as Fitzy's target, I still held out that Powell ("or someone in his organization") was the source of the leak. Second, we all know that Armitage can't blow his nose without Colin Powell's permission. If the DUers can claim that Cheney/Bush/Rove knew about the Plame leak simply b/c Libby was involve, I can make the preceding assertion.

As always, check out Tom Maguire at Just One Minute for all your Plame coverage.

Good Night and Good Luck!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler