Am I the only liberal blogger in this country who doesn’t give a damn about Plamegate? Someone played a political trick here; sources disagree on who, but the important thing is that no civilians were hurt, and in fact the worst thing that happened is that a NOC agent got her cover blown.
The same stupidity happened about 8 years ago with Clinton. Clinton instituted welfare reform, definitively proving he didn’t care about poor people except when they could vote for him. When Wes Clark suggested invading Serbia with ground troops to minimize civilian casualties, he rebuffed him and aerially bombed elementary schools. He bombed Iraq for no good reason, and had a Secretary of State who said it was okay to starve hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to death via sanctions. He signed off on DOMA.
And what did the media care about? An intern who gave him a blowjob.
Look, Bush is a horrendous President. The tonnage of the things he screwed up or deliberately did wrong could ignite a star by its sheer gravity. But having some connection to a CIA agent who got her cover blown is a non-issue. As far as I’m concerned, anything that’s bad for the CIA is good for the world unless proven otherwise, anyway. If it caused material harm to the Agency, then all the better.