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July 18, 2005

I'm Out of Gas On Rove, But Barone and Steyn Are Still Racing

And Powerline has quotes and links.

Barone makes the point, which others have as well, that the Democrats and the New York Times (and? sorta implied) would be more credible on their outrage about outing Plame had they shown similar outrage, or, in the NYT's case, restraint in publishing extremely detailed information about the CIA's covert air wing-- not just outing an agent, but an entire program and dozens of planes and scores of pilots.

Steyn just makes a mockery of the whole attempted palace-coup by peaceniks in the CIA. Were hawkish rogue factions in the CIA attempting to undermine a lawfully elected dovish President, the Democrats and NYT would be singing a whole different tune, now wouldn't they?

But in fact a dovish faction in the CIA sought to arrogate to itself the power to make foreign policy -- a power given by the Constitution to our elected President -- and so of course this cadre of contrarians is celebrated for their bravery and enlightenment.


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