Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Fitzmas case going down in flames

Neal Boortz observes thusly:
The media is all worked up because Robert Novak testified in the Libby trial that Karl Rove told him Valerie Plame worked at the CIA. What's missing in all of the media coverage is that none of this matters, because neither Karl Rove nor anyone else is on trial for disclosing Valerie Plame's name, which wasn't a secret. So once again Scooter Libby continues to be prosecuted for lying about something that he had no reason to lie about. Only in Washington.

Ignoring the truth, the mainstream media continues to advance the lie that Valerie Plame's identity was a secret that was passed around by Cheney, Armitage, Libby and Karl Rove. It wasn't a secret. And even if it was, it wasn't a secret that needed keeping by law...because Valerie Plame wasn't a covert agent. That would explain why Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor, brought no charges against anyone for leaking her name.

So now, Scooter Libby, who as far as the media is concerned is the most powerful government official in the history of the world, is on trial for no reason. If he's acquitted, perhaps the American taxpayers can get a refund of all the money wasted on his prosecution.
When one considers that Libby is basically on trial for misremembering an irrelevant conversation and not on trial for leaking the name of a non-covert desk jockey, and no one is on trial for leaking name of said non-covert desk jockey, this case has, for the left, got to be more disappointing than Bill Clinotn in a room full of women...at a convent.