You Know I Love You, Baby

When CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson's cover was blown, then-Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet "was furious," The Buffalo News reported Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as revealing on Friday. Following the public revelation of Plame's identity, Tenet called the Department of Justice and demanded an investigation.

That was two years ago.

A year-and-a-half later, President Bush awarded George "Slam Dunk" Tenet the medal of freedom. This following the pre-9/11 and pre-Iraq intelligence failures (which don't begin to account for the corruption of the entire intelligence apparatus by the Bush administration and the subsequent hyping of every unvetted claim about the Iraqi nuclear program).

Maybe I've missed something, but George Tenet seems awful quiet these days about the Plame affair. Did Bush give him the medal of freedom to buy him off? Sort of like beating your wife because she asks where you've been, and then telling her you love her and buying her jewelry.

It's important to remember that the CIA were the ones who didn't believe the neocons' darling, Chalabi, and his horde of liars. They knew the Niger story didn't pan out. They knew the Niger documents were forgeries. Most of them thought the aluminum tubes were for rockets, not centrifuges. And they didn't like being bullied and ignored.

That's why it's so important for Kansas kocksucker Pat Roberts to pleasure his President by opening an disinformation campaign investigation into the CIA's use of cover instead of into the, oh, I dunno, really fucking obvious area of how the administration used intelligence during the marketing blitzkrieg run-up to the war. Including, say, who forged the Niger documents. Considering that the current scandal began with the subject of those documents (the Italian intelligence claim of a purchase of yellowcake uranium by Iraq from Niger), it's worth noting the lack of interest that Bush™ and his many propagandists are showing in finding the culprit(s).

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