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Intel Officers: Bush Needs to Punish Rove for Plame Outing
AP ^ | 22 July 05 | Unkown

Posted on 07/22/2005 5:33:43 PM PDT by LSUfan

Former U.S. intelligence officers criticized President Bush on Friday for not disciplining Karl Rove in connection with the leak of the name of a CIA officer, saying Bush's lack of action has jeopardized national security.

In a hearing held by Senate and House Democrats examining the implications of exposing Valerie Plame's identity, the former intelligence officers said Bush's silence has hampered efforts to recruit informants to help the United States fight the War on Terror. Federal law forbids government officials from revealing the identity of an undercover intelligence officer.

"I wouldn't be here this morning if President Bush had done the one thing required of him as commander in chief — protect and defend the Constitution," said Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst. "The minute that Valerie Plame's identity was outed, he should have delivered a strict and strong message to his employees."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushhaters; cia; cialeak; fmf; fouadmakhzoumi; johnson; lang; larryjohnson; makhzoumi; patricklang; plame; ratspooks; rove; sorelosers; state; statedept; wannaberepublican
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The "intel" officer is Larry Johnson. He headed the STATE DEPARTMENT'S counterterrorism office under Bush 41. He had a falling out with the administration when in the SUMMER OF 2001, he published an op ed in the NY Slimes declaring the terrorism threat overblown. I shi+ you not. When this guy says the coast is clear, head for the bunker...
1 posted on 07/22/2005 5:33:43 PM PDT by LSUfan
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I love this. Rove outed a CIA undercover agent even though she never served as an undercover agent!


2 posted on 07/22/2005 5:36:13 PM PDT by rocksblues (I support the war on terror)
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Indeed. If he were even a half assed intel guy, he'd already know that Rove did NOT out Plame!


3 posted on 07/22/2005 5:37:08 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the"and Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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Former U.S. intelligence officers criticized President Bush

Headline should read "Clinton Cronies"

4 posted on 07/22/2005 5:37:35 PM PDT by Always Right
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Actually, I think she did serve as an undercover agent in Europe prior to being moved back to the U.S. in 1994. She has been under very light cover since then, and that is probably only to protect the integrity of her former missions.


5 posted on 07/22/2005 5:38:18 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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>>>I love this. Rove outed a CIA undercover agent even though she never served as an undercover agent!

Actually, she was undercover in the past, but became worthless as a covert agent when she hooked up with Joe Willy-Lose Lips Wilson. Her boss at the agency at the time said as much.


6 posted on 07/22/2005 5:38:42 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Talk Nerdy To Me)
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The "intel" officer is Larry Johnson. He headed the STATE DEPARTMENT'S counterterrorism office under Bush 41. He had a falling out with the administration when in the SUMMER OF 2001, he published an op ed in the NY Slimes declaring the terrorism threat overblown. I shi+ you not.

I know I posted the article before. I believe this genuis article discounting the threat of Terrorism was published August 10, 2001....

7 posted on 07/22/2005 5:38:57 PM PDT by Always Right
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Rove didn't out her! That tells me that these "intel" officers have an ulterior motive. IMO the CIA has has elements of subversion that threaten the integrity of this country. Democrat agents or worse, maybe the same?


8 posted on 07/22/2005 5:40:37 PM PDT by Archon of the East ("universal executive power of the law of nature")
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Oh BS. Ms Plame told her NEIGHBORS that she worked for the CIA, and apparently told lots of reporters too. Such a big friggin' secret. She drives a desk at Langley. Ooh, the whole world is in the balance now, Valerie! And note that the accusers are EX-intelligence, probably with an axe to grind. I am so tired of this meaningless crap.


9 posted on 07/22/2005 5:42:30 PM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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--Larry C. Johnson, "The Declining Terrorist Threat," New York Times, July 10, 2001. Johnson, a former CIA officer, was deputy director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Counterterrorism from 1989 to 1993.

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"Judging from news reports and the portrayal of villains in our popular entertainment, Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism. They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal. They are likely to think that the United States is the most popular target of terrorists. And they almost certainly have the impression that extremist Islamic groups cause most terrorism.

"None of these beliefs are based in fact. ... While terrorism is not vanquished, in a world where thousands of nuclear warheads are still aimed across the continents, terrorism is not the biggest security challenge confronting the United States, and it should not be portrayed that way."

10 posted on 07/22/2005 5:42:33 PM PDT by Always Right
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Larry Johnson is a political hack. He stopped being taken seriously long ago. These FORMER CIA officials must be putting this "news" out every other day. I have seen it in several other "news" sources.


11 posted on 07/22/2005 5:43:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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Wow! If you google this guys name the response is amazing. It's almost like google has a group of people pushing one side of this guy only.

Hey, has it been proved for sure that Rove "outed" this chick?

I bet this gal has been hunkered down somewhere being taught what to do once her 15 minutes of fame claims check gets cashed.

12 posted on 07/22/2005 5:46:05 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Get all the incumbents out of politics!)
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When this guy says the coast is clear, head for the bunker.

I couldn't have said it better. And I can't imagine why AP would run with this story authored by such a questionable sourcce. < /sarc >

13 posted on 07/22/2005 5:47:13 PM PDT by Minuteman23
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In a hearing held by Senate and House Democrats examining the implications of exposing Valerie Plame's identity,

No bias there. Republicans had work to do instead of goofing off. They couldn't join the hate fest.

"I wouldn't be here this morning if President Bush had done the one thing required of him as commander in chief — protect and defend the Constitution," said Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst. "The minute that Valerie Plame's identity was outed, he should have delivered a strict and strong message to his employees."

He did. He said if anyone is found guilty of committing a crime, he'd fire them. Geese! What more does this guy want? Torture?

14 posted on 07/22/2005 5:47:29 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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Former U.S. intelligence officers criticized President Bush on Friday for not disciplining Karl Rove

Why? What has he done? Did I miss something?

15 posted on 07/22/2005 5:48:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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This sounds a lot like the Vietnam Vets for Kerry group.


16 posted on 07/22/2005 5:50:39 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Minuteman23

They never think that people on the internet have either half a brain or a long memory.

Without the net, could you image going through a decade of microfilch trying to find that article?


17 posted on 07/22/2005 5:53:47 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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And note that the accusers are EX-intelligence, probably with an axe to grind

The CIA screwed up WMD intelligence. Bush sent Goss in to do an over haul. (Oh no. This guy isn't bitter).

18 posted on 07/22/2005 5:54:09 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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Exactly right. It's impossible for anyone to "leak" common knowledge. The whole thing is bogus.


19 posted on 07/22/2005 5:54:54 PM PDT by foofoopowder
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Karl Rove.

Name spelled with a

K

You know, like the KKK

Coincedence? I don't think so.

20 posted on 07/22/2005 5:55:48 PM PDT by lormand (...wishing the posting of polls were banned from FR)
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