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Plamegate’s Final Fizzle

John on August 27, 2006 at 2:57 pm

Just yesterday I wrote about the Plame civil case. I’d say that’s about to fizzle completely now that Richard Armitage has been identifed as the man who leaked Valerie Plame’s name. This story in Newsweek notes:

The disclosures about Armitage, gleaned from interviews with colleagues, friends and lawyers directly involved in the case, underscore one of the ironies of the Plame investigation: that the initial leak, seized on by administration critics as evidence of how far the White House was willing to go to smear an opponent, came from a man who had no apparent intention of harming anyone.

Armitage was number two in the State Dept., but as the article notes:

Armitage was a member of the administration’s small moderate wing. Along with his boss and good friend, Powell, he had deep misgivings about President George W. Bush’s march to war. A barrel-chested Vietnam vet who had volunteered for combat, Armitage at times expressed disdain for Dick Cheney and other administration war hawks who had never served in the military.

So that’s it. The guy who leaked the name probably has more in common with Kos and his crew (chicken-hawk anyone?) than with President Bush. Rove later confirmed the information, but was not the source of the leak.

Chances of the long-awaited frog march happening now: 0%

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