The Bush administration has tried to pull yet another one over our eyes. The Plamegate story, which had dropped out of view during the summer, is back due to the impending end of the assignment of prosecutor Fitzgerald. Suddenly Judith Miller decides she can actually discuss the source for her lies, and behold the name she tries to give us, is Scooter Libby???
Judy, I know you are used to people lapping up your lies, but this dog don 't hunt. For the uninformed, this story is one of many which could topple this administration of deceit. Before the war in Iraq, Judith Miller was the writer for the New York Times who printed lie after lie about Iraq, parroting the administration line at every turn. The fact that these lies were being published in the often liberal New York Times, loaned credibility to the administration war aspirations. During this time, at the behest of the Office of the Vice President, Joseph Wilson was sent to the Niger to investigate assertions that Saddam Hussein had recently tried to buy yellowcake from the Niger to use in potential nuclear weapons. Wilson reported back that there was no truth to the story but a few months later Bush mentioned the story as truth, during the State of the Union address. Eventually, Wilson published an op-ed article, refuting the assertions of the White House. Then as an act of retribution, the White House outed Wilson 's wife, a covert CIA operative, essentially undoing all of her years of service to this country and endangering anyone she ever worked with. Ironically, Wilson 's wife, Valerie Plame, worked on WMD issues.
The outing of an undercover agent is treasonous and felonious. What has transpired since then is an investigation of these doings, including many reporters, including Judith Miller. Rather than reveal her sources for her Iraq intel and the Plame matter specifically, Miller chose to go to jail. Many have tried to make her out to be a martyr, but the truth is Judith Miller is a traitor to this country who knows secrets damaging to this administration and has refused to reveal them. Her articles were part of the propaganda efforts to sell this country into a war we had no business being in. Her decision to sit in jail was not an act of bravery but one of self-protection. Revealing her true administration source could compromise the entire Bush machine. The fact is that people as high up as Karl Rove and Scooter Libby had already been uncovered. That is what led many to speculate that the source for Miller had to be even higher then those. There was even evidence pointing to the possibility that the source was John Bolton. Now after months in jail, Miller is free by simply telling us her source was someone everyone already knew was implicated?
This administration has lied about this from day one. They insisted that Rove and Libby had nothing to do with it, only to get caught red-handed. Bush insisted that anyone caught involved would be dismissed and then changed his tune when Rove got caught. As soon as Miller is released, we see the nomination of a political hack to the Supreme Court, so that all of the attention is diverted from this story, which could bring down this whole corrupt house of cards.
Judith Miller sat in jail for 85 days to protect someone much larger than Scooter Libby. Libby had provided a release a long long time ago. Miller expects us to believe that she was afraid that the release was "coerced " and she wanted assurance from Libby that it was not. She then expects us to believe that it took them 85 days to straighten it out, while she rotted. I know that Miller is in the business of publishing fiction as news, but I think by now we are on to you Judy.