Friday, November 04, 2005

The basis of Plamegate

Cryptome reprints a sensible commentary on Plamegate from the Wall Street Journal, marred only by the fact that the authors make the absurd statement that the CIA "got right the basics of the Soviet military threat", something we now know to be nonsense as it systematically exaggerated such threat. I continue to insist that, while it is fun to watch the Washington factions battle it out, it is unwise to let the CIA get away with its own set of lies. While the authors of the commentary have an obvious partisan agenda, and skip over the inconveniently bad motivations of the Bush Administration officials, no crime was committed.