Valerie Plame Leak Case Leaks Beyond Cheney Office to Department of State. Who is on Top of This?
Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee says he’s in the know, and he says it’s a fair assumption that when Richard Armitage was Deputy Secretary of State in the Bush administration, he leaked CIA covert operative Valerie Plame’s identity to journalist Bob Woodward. This is vitally important because it expands the scope of the leak outside of the office of Vice President Dick Cheney to the State Department, which has long been in a state of feud with Cheney and his underlings. The Vice President and the State Department do not cooperate unless forced to do so. That means that either the Office of the Vice President and the State Department were involved in leaking the identity of CIA operatives independently, or that someone else was coordinating both activities. Who is the someone else that coordinates political operations in the Bush administration? Well, it’s probably not the disconnected George W. Bush himself; he was most likely off on a bike ride. I’ll give you a hint: his name is not Barl Fove.