John Kerry may have exposed the identity of an undercover CIA agent during open testimony in Congress. Ace of Spades says “This will be the first and last time you ever hear about this. If it can’t be used against Bush, then revealing the name of a covert CIA agent just doesn’t matter.”
I’d like to think he’s wrong, but I don’t have much faith in either party these days, so unfortunately, I doubt he is. I’d love to be wrong.
I’d like to challenge my fellow members of the Indy 500 weblogs
to cover this with the same sound and fury that you covered the Valerie
Plame affair. This is a great opportunity to gain credibility by
showing we care about principles, not parties, and that we’re just as
willing to hold “our” guys accountable as we are the “opposition.”
This post from Michelle Malkin links to sources that show four previous media citations of the agent’s name. Sloppy reporting on the AP’s part, and we need to turn up the heat on them for once again mis-representing the facts. But this doesn’t change the fact that Senators Kerry and Lugar were not paying attention and need to be held accountable for their mistake, in light of the incredible shit-storm that was raised previously.
Fair is fair.