07/12/2005: A Peculiar Silence…
...From the White House and bAdminstration on this issue of pledges to "fire anyone involved"in the leaking of the identity of the CIA agent, Valerie Plame. As the NY Times reports in this article Rove Comes Under New Scrutiny in C.I.A. Disclosure Case:
”… President Bush's chief spokesman, Scott McClellan, declined to repeat his earlier assertions that Mr. Rove, the deputy White House chief of staff, had nothing to do with leaking the name of the operative, Valerie Plame of the Central Intelligence Agency, to get back at her husband, a former United States ambassador who had publicly challenged Bush administration policy.
Nor would Mr. McClellan repeat his earlier statements that any White House staff person who had leaked the name should be fired.
"I agree with the president when he said he expects the people who work for him to adhere to the highest standards of conduct," Mr. Reid said. "The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration. I trust they will follow through on this pledge. If these allegations are true, this rises above politics and is about our national security."
Mr. McClellan declined repeatedly, in response to hostile questions, to go beyond his statements that he could not discuss the Plame affair while the investigation into the disclosure of her name was continuing. Mr. McClellan would not budge even as he was reminded of his, and the president's, previous expressions of confidence in Mr. Rove…”
The heat is on to call for Answers and more importantly: Accountability from this bAdministration, The President and All His Men.
Karen on 07.12.05 @ 04:21 AM CST