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October 03, 2003

"Slime and Defend"

Please read Paul Krugman's column about the leaking of a CIA operative's identity by unnamed sources in the current administration. Robert Novak, long-time journalist/conservative stooge, seems "surprised" that all this fuss has come about from his July 14 column in which he revealed the damaging information. Whatever, old man.

If you haven't read Krugman before, you should. He writes clear, analytical pieces that consistently pierce the smokescreens thrown about by this administration and their aides and abettors. Somebody, or several somebodies, is guilty of a felony. Who knows how many information lines have been severed, either because sources have been scared off, or perhaps even killed off, all in the name of political revenge against Joseph C. Wilson IV, the operative's husband and the former ambassador who criticized the President's bogus claim of Iraq's attempted buying of nuclear materials from Niger.

I wonder if the pinheads who burned Dixie Chicks records can wrap their brains around this one. Who is less patriotic, a musician who said she was ashamed of being from the same state as our Chief Executive, or the people in the Chief Executive's employ who broke the law by leaking a CIA operative's identity? Who is actually the traitor to this country?

Addendum: Buzzflash interview with Paul Krugman, dated 9/11/03.

Yours, &c., LC | 01:52 PM | Politics | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

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I saw Krugman on Charlie Rose (I think?) last week and was very impressed. I want to get his new book...

Posted by: zeebah at October 3, 2003 04:36 PM

I love Krugman. I highly recommend this compilation even if you aren't interested in economics. As Lady Crumpet says, he really has a no-nonsense approach to explaining matters that I find to be both informative and refreshing.

Posted by: mrw at October 4, 2003 01:32 AM