Thursday, November 10, 2005

Valerie Plame Outed... By Herself and Husband

It's looking more and more like the special counsel investigating the outing of Valerie Plame's CIA employment is unnecessary. Seems more people are coming forward with the knowledge that they knew Plame was a CIA employee long before the supposed outing by Robert Novak. And just how did they know it? They were informed by Plame and her husband, Joseph Wilson. And those who have come forward, including Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, say that many others were aware of Plame's secret identity.

Wayne Simmons, a 27-year veteran at the CIA, told Fox News Radio: "As most people now know, [Plame] was traipsed all over Washington many years ago by Joe Wilson and introduced at embassies and other parties as 'my CIA wife.'"

Andrea Mitchell told CNBC that Plame's occupation "was widely known among those of us who cover the intelligence community."
Of course, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has never interviewed these people. None of them have even been contacted by his office. That makes sense. His goal through all this seems simply to have been to hang some charges on some high-ranking members of the Bush Administration. Never let the facts get in the way of a good witchhunt.