Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Christopher Hitchens in Slate on "Plame Out"

The ridiculous end to the scandal that distracted Washington.

"What does emerge from Hubris is further confirmation of what we knew all along: the extraordinary venom of the interdepartmental rivalry that has characterized this administration. In particular, the bureaucracy at the State Department and the CIA appear to have used the indiscretion of Armitage to revenge themselves on the "neoconservatives" who had been advocating the removal of Saddam Hussein."

To read the entire column click on the title above.

(Pictures from left to right: Richard Armitage the 'big mouth" at State Department... ; Valerie Plame the CIA bureaucrat; Joe Wilson her Democratic partisan husband, and the George Tenent ... the incompetent CIA Director.)