Delusional Bush: ‘Perhaps Somebody in the Administration’ Outed CIA Operative Valerie Plame

President Bush acknowledged in his press conference today that ‘perhaps somebody in the administration’ Outed CIA Operative Valerie Plame.

There’s no “perhaps” or “somebody” about it. It is established fact that four people leaked Plame’s identity to the press. They are:

Richard Armitage
Ari Fleischer
Scooter Libbey
Karl Rove

While the criminal standard for “intentionality” may be to difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, there can be little argument that these folks employer – the President – could have and should have fired every single one of them the minute he learned they leaked the identity of a covert CIA operative. Even negligence or recklessness with this kind of information is unacceptable. The fact Plame’s identity was outed for political reasons makes it worse.

Bush says we should just “move on.” Yet, with Scooter’s commutation, and Bush’s failure to impose any accountability as to any of these people shows that these weren’t mere missteps, but part of an approved method of operation from from the President himself.

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