I also hate to respond to political posts. However, when you justify outing a CIA agent on the grounds that the operative, "was not even involved in anyting covert lately...", you justify putting CIA agents lives at risk for political purposes. Perhaps the contacts of this agent, who was not even involved in anything covert lately, will be found dead floating down a river in some foriegn county. We wouldn't want to get rid of some political friend and helper of the President over something as minor as that, right? Of course the President didn't have any knowledge that the United States of America was torturing prisoners or that his little helper outed a CIA agent for political purposes, right? The buck stops at the lowest level at which there is plausable deniability, right?
The problem with this line of reasoning is that it undermines the very rule of law that has been a major reason why this is the greatest and most powerful country in the world!
ok, last post on this topic; not saying that is right to expose an agent if it was Rove or whomever; all I was saying was that maybe they thought she was a desk clerk and confirmed that she was there at the CIA, kinda like someone saying about me quite a few years back, "yeah he thinks he is a tough Jarhead."(being sarcastic)possibly out of jealously of course.
However, it is my opinion that it is our free press that bears alot of the bad decision making in reporting such possible infractions by our US Military such as that Abu Grahb prison abuse; again, it was not right, but what if after its release, that news got someone's son/daughter killed?
Just think that some things should be kept secret, even slick willy's sexual involvement with that yucky intern....lol. It kinda makes our country look bad to have that out in the open, no matter who the president is...imo.
"However, it is my opinion that it is our free press that bears alot of the bad decision making in reporting such possible infractions by our US Military such as that Abu Grahb prison abuse; again, it was not right, but what if after its release, that news got someone's son/daughter killed?"
The damage to the US image in Iraq, and the middle east is due to the conduct of military and civilian personnel there.
Shutting up the American press would serve no purpose beyond keeping a fraction of the US public in the dark.