Originally Posted by consumercity
Boy do I feel stupid. I haven't heard about this situation. Would you give some background info?
Here it is, to my knowledge, if anyone know where I am wrong etc feel free to fill in:
(also excuse any spelling errors)
In 2003 a man named Joe Wilson, who worked for both Dem and repub adminstrations as ambassadors, investigated reports that Iraq was trying to buy uranium from Niger. Even though he concluded that there isn't wasn't true, Bush said it was in the famous speech. in 2003 Wilson wrote an op-ed piece making his findings public, thus putting the veracity of Bush' quote into question. Karl Rove then told Chris Mathews something to the effect that "Wilsons Wife was not longer safe", within a short amount of time, Robert Novack outted Wilson's wife as a CIA operative, who worked in WMD detection (she does or did). Rove has denied he was the one who actually outted her (a felony if he did-ouitting a secret operative is just that) Two journalists have been supeoned in the case, one Rove apparently let go of his confidentiality agreement, Time reporter Mike Cooper. Time complied with a court order to turn over the notes and emails. In some emails it was learned that Rove did speak to Cooper just prior to the outting. And now Rove's attorney is admitting Rove did say she worked for CIA but did not say her name, which is a legal loophole (I guess said somethign like "his wife" meaning Wilson's)
The White House is now in a muddle cause they have been saying "Anyone" involved with the outting will be fired. Now would Bush fire Rove, who could probably crush him with one blow? No, but they have egg on their face now.
It's hard to tell how this will pan out, conventional wisdom says not much will come of it. But then again, don't all men of excessive hubris shoot themselves in the foot?