So what is the message here? Neo-Cons are not above trying to get you killed, literally, if you don’t fall in line?
That is what Turd Blossom Karl Rove did.
When you out a CIA operative you not only put their lives in jeopardy but you also put the lives in jeopardy of everyone that they have been in contact with in whatever country they were operating.
Imagine if you found out that nice, quite Chinese exchange student that you rented the basement out to for a semester back in 2003 while he was attending the local University turned out to be an operative for the Chinese government.
You don’t think you are going get paid a little visit by the U.S. government?
Now imagine if instead of the U.S. government showing up at your doorstep you were living in North Korea and it was Kim Jong Il and his boys standing on the other side of your screen door?
There is no amount of Tai Kwon Doe that is going to get you out of that one...
What is the sickest part about all of this is not just that Karl Rove outed a CIA agent but why he outed Valerie Plame to the news media.
Evidently Turd Blossom, who is known for holding a grudge and seeking retribution against anyone he perceives as standing up to him leaked the name of a CIA operative to Time Magazine reporter Mathew Cooper because her husband, Joe Wilson, a former American Ambassador and particularly vocal critic of the Bush administration was exposing the lies that the Bush administration was trumping up in order to justify this bullshit war with Iraq.
Come on now. You are the chief advisor to the president of the United States and you want to get someone killed for criticizing what you are doing?
Who likes to be criticized? No one does, but doesn’t that come with the job?
You are in the business of politics.
And Turd Blossom, of all people should know criticism is part of the job. He is the puppeteer. He is brain trust. He is the one that is forging the policy, coming up with the excuses and crafting the explanations and the justifications.
Turd Blossom is the architect.
And when he isn’t putting the lipstick and the wig on the pig, he accusing someone else of doing it.
Bush doesn’t walk across the white house lawn without consulting Rove on what he is going to say when he gets out there first.
Turd Blossom would do it himself except technically he wasn’t elected president.
My question is why was criticizing this particular war so damn critical?
What was at stake here?
They were obviously lying about the weapons of mass destruction because there was never any evidence of it.
People had been telling them that since day one but they ignored it.
So it’s not like by invading Iraq we all narrowly avoided this world wide catastrophe.
So what was the big deal? Why was invading Iraq so important to this administration?
Saying that Bush wanted to get revenge for Saddam trying to kill his father might explain his motivation, getting Vice President Cheney and his Haliburton buddies rich might explain his motivation but it sure doesn’t explain everyone else's.
And let’s just be honest, Bush doesn’t call the shots in this administration anyway.
So why was Bush asking his cabinet to find a way for him to do this only days after he took office?
Now Turd Blossom is trying to get out of trouble by claiming that he didn’t reveal her name per se, he just told the reporter that the spy was Wilson’s wife.
Oh ok. How many wives does Joe Wilson have again?
Nice try asshole.
This administration is ruthless. Turd Blossom is ruthless. He even has enemies within his own party that won’t cross him.
Now I know why.
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan who unhesitantly defended Karl Rove’s innocence before Rove’s e-mail got into the hands of federal prosecutors now insists that he can’t offer comment because the matter is under investigation.
This matter was under criminal investigation when he was insisting Rove’s innocence.
September 29, 2003:
Q: You said this morning, quote, "The president knows that Karl Rove wasn't involved." How does he know that?
Scott McClellan: Well, I've made it very clear that it was a ridiculous suggestion in the first place. ... I've said that it's not true. ... And I have spoken with Karl Rove.
July 11, 2005:
Q: Do you want to retract your statement that Rove, Karl Rove, was not involved in the Valerie Plame expose?
Scott McClellan: I appreciate the question. This is an ongoing investigation at this point. The president directed the White House to cooperate fully with the investigation, and as part of cooperating fully with the investigation, that means we're not going to be commenting on it while it is ongoing.