OK - there has been much said in recent days about Karl Rove's supposed "outing" of Valerie Plame (as an undercover CIA operative). However as the USA Today reports, according to Joseph Wilson (the aggreived husband) Ms. Plame had not been working as a covery operative for quite some time. From the article:
"In The Politics of Truth, former ambassador Joseph Wilson writes that he and his future wife both returned from overseas assignments in June 1997. Neither spouse, a reading of the book indicates, was again stationed overseas. They appear to have remained in Washington, D.C., where they married and became parents of twins. "
Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, grudgingly admitted on one of the Sunday shows that it was well known (in DC cocktail circles) that Ms. Plame was CIA and that she and Mr. Wilson were married. Mr. Wilson, himself, admitted today (in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN) that it was no secret that his wife was CIA.
All of which leads a reasonable person to ask, why all the fuss over what Karl Rove supposedly told Matt Cooper of Time Magazine. If it was "well known in DC circles" that Mrs Wilson was CIA and Mr. Wilson admits that she was not covert (how covert can you be working at CIA headquarters in Langley VA?) what harm was really done? Or could this possibly not be about Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson. Could it possibly be yet another attempt, by our friends on the far left, to "get" President Bush?