Lies, Lies and More Lies from Plame to Iran
According to David Corn of The Nation Magazine, Richard Armitage has admitted to being the original source for the leak of CIA officer, Valerie Plame Wilson, changing the “contours of the leak. The initial leaker was not plotting vengeance”. Corn’s article, The Meaning of the Armitage Leak in the Plame Case, can be found at: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/capitalgames?pid=116511)
Corn lays out the details of the original leak by Armitage, saying it was simply a case of gossip rather than a planned attack on Wilson. This does not excuse the fact that Cheney and his buddies fueled the fire in an attempt to discredit anyone who dares to dissent and send a warning to others who disagree with their whacked out agenda.
The biggest crime here is not the horrendous outing of Plame but the crime of deliberately misleading the country into an unprovoked war. This is inexcusable under any circumstances. The fact that Armitage did not give the information to Novak for sinister reasons does not excuse the fact that the White House would go to any lengths to cover up the lies they told and continue to tell the American people.
Toward the end of the article Corn did attempt to put blame back on the evildoers by writing, “It remains a story of ugly and unethical politics, stonewalling, and lies.”
Let this be a reminder to all who are tempted to believe the White House lies being fed to us about Iran. Knowing the history of deceit by this administration, how could anyone believe a single word they say? It is important for anyone who sees the deception to help bring light to all who are still in the dark.