Friday, July 22, 2005


I really don't believe that a sincere letter (like the one below) to an
unprincipled, partisan, political animal such as Rove, could ever reach
his core of integrity (because his heart is void of honorableness and
virtue). Everything this man touches has deceit and craftiness written all
over it... "The means justifies the end" is the creed Rove lives by. But
maybe, by signing the petition on the site below ...
we can wake up
the Republican party to realize that such a criminality like Mr Rove,
representing them, makes all of them look like liars and double-dealing
lawbreakers. Let us hope so. Thinking Blue

PS: Also read this open letter from Larry C. Johnson, former Analyst, CIA

Dear Karl Rove,

The American people deserve an answer. The time is over for letting the White House cover for you. It's time to step up and accept responsibility. It's time to
stop the cover-up.

When the issue is playing fast and loose with national security in
order to smear a political opponent,
"no comment" is just not
an acceptable response
from the White House or you.

There is a special website dedicated to stopping the
It can be found at:
People from all across the country are using this website right now
to tell your boss George Bush that they've had enough. They want
answers to the two most important questions in this case:

  1. Did you or any other White House official leak the
    identity of an undercover CIA agent to reporters?

  2. Does George Bush stand by his promise to fire any member
    of his administration responsible for leaking the identity of an
    undercover CIA agent?

Not surprisingly, the White House refuses to answer either of those
questions. But you can end all that. You can call a press conference
today and explain exactly what you did. You can stop the cover-up

It's really very simple, Mr. Rove. Only when these questions are
fully answered can the American people be confident that you and the
Bush administration are not
playing politics with our national
. All you need to do is stop stonewalling,

stop the cover-up
, and come clean. We're waiting.

Sincerely, Anne Lewis

P.S. Please, for the sake of the American people, stand up and do
the right thing.

CIA Agents Letter to US Senate and House

18 July 2005


The Honorable Dennis Hastert, Speaker, U.S. House of

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of

The Honorable Dr. William Frist, Majority Leader of the Senate

The Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate

We, the undersigned former U.S. intelligence officers are concerned
with the tone and substance of the public debate over the ongoing
Department of Justice investigation into who leaked the name of
Valerie Plame, wife of former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, to
syndicated columnist Robert Novak and other members of the media,
which exposed her status as an undercover CIA officer. The disclosure
of Ms. Plame’s name was a shameful event in American history and, in
our professional judgment,
may have damaged U.S. national
security and poses a threat to the ability of U.S. intelligence
gathering using human sources.
Any breach of the code of
confidentiality and cover weakens the overall fabric of intelligence,
and, directly or indirectly, jeopardizes the work and safety of
intelligence workers and their sources.

The Republican National Committee has circulated talking
points to supporters to use as part of a coordinated strategy to
discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife. As part of this
campaign a common theme is the idea that Ambassador Wilson’s wife,
Valerie Plame was not undercover and deserved no protection. The
following are four recent examples of this "talking point":

Michael Medved stated on Larry King Live on July 12, 2005,
"And let's be honest about this. Mrs. Plame, Mrs. Wilson, had a
desk job at Langley. She went back and forth every single day."

Victoria Toensing stated on a Fox News program with John Gibson
on July 12, 2005 that,
"Well, they weren't taking
affirmative measures to protect that identity. They gave her a
desk job in Langley. You don't really have somebody deep
undercover going back and forth to Langley, where people can see

Ed Rodgers, Washington Lobbyist and former Republican official,
said on July 13, 2005 on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer,
also I think it is now a matter of established fact that Mrs.
Plame was not a protected covert agent, and I don't think there's
any meaningful investigation about that."

House majority whip Roy Blunt (R, Mo), on Face the Nation, July
17, 2005,
"It certainly wouldn't be the first time that the
CIA might have been overzealous in sort of maintaining the kind of
top-secret definition on things longer than they needed to. You
know, this was a job that the ambassador's wife had that she went
to every day. It was a desk job. I think many people in Washington
understood that her employment was at the CIA, and she went to
that office every day."

These comments reveal an astonishing
ignorance of the intelligence community and the role of cover
The fact is that there are thousands of U.S. intelligence officers who
"work at a desk" in the Washington, D.C. area every day who are
undercover. Some have official cover, and some have non-official
cover. Both classes of cover must and should be protected.

While we are pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice is
conducting an investigation and that the U.S. Attorney General has
recused himself,
we believe that the partisan attacks against
Valerie Plame are sending a deeply discouraging message to the men and
women who have agreed to work undercover for their nation’s security.

We are not lawyers and are not qualified to determine whether the
leakers technically violated the 1982 Intelligence Identities
Protection Act. However, we are confident that Valerie Plame was
working in a cover status and that our nation’s leaders, regardless of
political party, have a duty to protect all intelligence officers.
We believe it is appropriate for the President to move
proactively to dismiss from office or administratively punish any
official who participated in any way in revealing Valerie Plame's
status. Such an act by the President would send an unambiguous message
that leaks of this nature will not be tolerated and would be
consistent with his duties as the Commander-in-Chief.

We also believe it is important that Congress speak with one
non-partisan voice on this issue. Intelligence officers should not be
used as political footballs. In the case of Valerie Plame, she still
works for the CIA and is not in a position to publicly defend her
reputation and honor. We stand in her stead and ask that Republicans
and Democrats honor her service to her country and stop the campaign
of disparagement and innuendo aimed at discrediting Mrs. Wilson and
her husband.

Our friends and colleagues have difficult jobs gathering the
which helps, for example, to prevent terrorist
attacks against Americans at home and abroad.
They sometimes
face great personal risk and must spend long hours away from family
and friends. They serve because they love this country and are
committed to protecting it from threats from abroad and to defending
the principles of liberty and freedom. They do not expect public
acknowledgement for their work,
but they do expect and deserve
their government’s protection of their covert status.

For the good of our country, we ask you to please stand up for
every man and woman who works for the U.S. intelligence community and
help protect their ability to live their cover.

Sincerely yours,Larry C. Johnson, former Analyst, CIA


Mr. Brent Cavan, former Analyst, CIA

Mr. Vince Cannistraro, former Case Officer, CIA

Mr. Michael Grimaldi, former Analyst, CIA

Mr. Mel Goodman, former senior Analyst, CIA

Col. W. Patrick Lang (US Army retired), former Director, Defense
Humint Services, DIA

Mr. David MacMichael, former senior estimates officer, National
Intelligence Council, CIA

Mr. James Marcinkowski, former Case Officer, CIA

Mr. Ray McGovern, former senior Analyst and PDB Briefer, CIA

Mr. Jim Smith, former Case Officer, CIA

Mr. William C. Wagner, former Case Officer, CIA

Very interesting article!
Here is an excerpt:

A security issue"The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "I trust they will follow through on this pledge. If these allegations are true, this rises above politics and is about our national security."
The investigation into the 2003 leak had largely faded into the background until last week, when New York Times reporter Judith Miller went to jail rather than reveal who in the administration talked to her about Plame.
Cooper also had planned to go to jail rather than reveal his source but at the last minute agreed to cooperate with investigators when a source, Rove, gave him permission to do so. Cooper's employer, Time Inc., also turned over Cooper's e-mail and notes. One of the e-mails was a note from Cooper to his boss in which he said he had spoken to Rove, who described the wife of former U.S. Ambassador and Bush administration critic Joe Wilson as someone who "apparently works" at the CIA, Newsweek magazine reported.
Within days of the July 11, 2003, e-mail, Cooper's byline was on a Time article identifying Wilson's wife by name — Valerie Plame. Her identity was first disclosed by columnist Robert Novak.
Rove discussed CIA agent, according to e-mailThe e-mail did not say Rove had disclosed the name. But it made clear that Rove had discussed the issue.
That ran counter to what McClellan has been saying. For example, in September and October 2003, McClellan's comments about Rove included the following: "The President knows that Karl Rove wasn't involved," "It was a ridiculous suggestion," and, "It's not true."
Reporters seized on the subject Monday, pressing McClellan to either repeat the denials or explain why he can't now.
"I have said for quite some time that this is an ongoing investigation and we're not going to get into discussing it," McClellan replied.

For the rest of the story click on the link and read.
I think this is pretty telling of what liars are capable of
and how easily they can be caught with their pants down.

Virginia Glasser



"Soon you will have to decide between what is
right and what is easy." Albus Dumbledore
Headmaster of Hogwarts

Also view the page I made for this post: Rove and Bush STOP THE COVER-UP


Nothing Past the Post
(From "Poets Against the War")

"Nothing past the post," he said,

"That land is for my son."

We planted and the crops grew full and heavy,

But only to the post, not past.

The ground beyond lay fallow.

"Where is your son?", I said,

"His land's in need of planting."

He paused and then replied,

"My son is in a killing field,

He'll be back and then we'll plant."

We worked and waited, the old man and I,

And when the son came back,

I helped to put him in the fallow earth.

Hearing once again,

"There'll be nothing past the post,

That land is for my son."

- Owen Klein - 57 years old - Theatre
practitioner and University prof., born in NYC, educated in New
England and Philly. Wife, 3 grown children, currently living and
teaching in Canada.

CAROLYNCONNETION - I've got a mind and I'm going to use it!

Thinking Blue



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