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MOVIE: FAIR GAME: a/k/a LEAKGATE
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12/29/08 MSNBC CHRIS MATTHEWS

audio:
http://www.apfn.net/CC34/L001I0812291001aa.MP3

Hardball documentary: 'The Decider'

BREAKING: 11/20/07 - CNN EXPOSE' "LEAKGATE"
AUDIO:

http://www.apfn.net/pogo44/L001I071120-232A.MP3

Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.)
(governing disclosures that could expose confidential Government agents)

Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982  /


George W. Bush Outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame
 


11/21/07: McClelland Fingers Bush, Cheney, Rove... by apfnorg 

 

Video: 11/06/07 KUCINICH: Takes House Floor, Moves for Cheney Impeachment


Ex-CIA Chief Blasts Bush Admin

 

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: BUYING THE WAR
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2007/04/preview_buying_the_war.html

AUDIO RECORDED 8/10/07 PART I
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: BUYING THE WAR
http://www.apfn.net/pogo25/L001I070810-moyer1.MP3

AUDIO RECORDED 8/10/07 PART II
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: BUYING THE WAR
http://www.apfn.net/pogo25/L002I070810-moyer2.MP3

AUDIO RECORDED 8/10/07 PART III
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: BUYING THE WAR
http://www.apfn.net/pogo25/L003I070810-moyer3.MP3


Sy Hersh on Taguba?s Abu Ghraib Investigation
 

VIDEO: Ex-CIA Chief Blasts Bush Admin.

4/3/07 CNN NEWS INFO ON GOING TO WAR! THE ITALIAN LETTER
AUDIO: 11 min aprox.

http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L001I070403SM1.MP3


THE ITALIAN LETTER Published by Rodale
Business Wire (press release), CA - 12 hours ago
The Italian Letter conveys “…the duplicity, subterfuge, propaganda, and outright lies that helped sell many
Americans on the need to invade Iraq. ...
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Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Letter-Bush-Administration-Build/dp/1594865736

WHITE HOUSE IRAQ GROUP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Iraq_Group


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How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq

By Peter Eisner and Knut Royce

“It’s the best account so far of one of the enduring mysteries of the Bush White House and its race to sell the Iraq war to the American public. It’s not just about the 16 words. Everything that would go wrong is telegraphed in this incident.”

- Seymour Hersh, author of Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib

The Italian Letter conveys “…the duplicity, subterfuge, propaganda, and outright lies that helped sell many Americans on the need to invade Iraq. Read the book and weep for our democracy.”

- Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2002-05
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a front page story reported in today's Washington Post author Peter Eisner says, "It was 3 a.m. in Italy on Jan. 29, 2003, when President Bush in Washington began reading his State of the Union address that included the now famous -- later retracted -- 16 words: "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." The uranium claim would become a crucial justification for the invasion of Iraq that began less than two months later. When occupying troops found no nuclear program, the 16 words and how they came to be in the speech became a focus for critics in Washington and foreign capitals to press the case that the White House manipulated facts to take the United States to war. Dozens of interviews with current and former intelligence officials and policymakers in the United States, Britain, France and Italy show that the Bush administration disregarded key information available at the time showing that the Iraq-Niger claim was highly questionable. In February 2002, the CIA received the verbatim text of one of the documents, filled with errors easily identifiable through a simple Internet search, the interviews show. Many low- and mid-level intelligence officials were already skeptical that Iraq was in pursuit of nuclear weapons." The excerpt is from THE ITALIAN LETTER by Peter Eisner and Knut Royce which Rodale Books published today.

Filled with headline-making discoveries and never-before told findings, THE ITALIAN LETTER: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for the War in Iraq (April 3, 2007, Rodale, $24.95) offers the definitive examination of the facts behind the forged intelligence document used by the Bush administration as a basis for going to war with Iraq. Award-winning investigative journalists Peter Eisner and Knut Royce now provide the first book to uncover the details of the intelligence corruption that altered the course of contemporary history and the role of the United States in world politics.

The Italian letter, a fraudulent intelligence document that provided evidence that the African country of Niger was prepared to supply Iraq with 500 tons of uranium for nuclear weapons, first surfaced in Rome in a dossier of forged documents in the fall of 2001. It made its way to the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the White House, including Vice President Cheney and President Bush, and eventually the American public via the President’s January 28, 2003 State of the Union address, where George Bush said “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” The Italian letter and the “16 words” derived from it became a critical vehicle that the Bush Administration used to convince Congress and America that Saddam Hussein was seeking materials to make a nuclear bomb.

Throughout their investigation, reporters Eisner and Royce sought out dozens of current and former intelligence officials, as well as policymakers in the United States, Britain, Italy and France, many of whom were willing to speak on the record about the conversations, documents and directives they witnessed or were privy to.

THE ITALIAN LETTER examines the following questions:

* Why did the CIA forgo a simple Google search of the initial Italian letter “verbatim text,”which would have automatically discredited the forged document upon arrival?
* How did knowingly false intelligence move so high up the political food chain?
* Did Bush, Cheney or their aides knowingly use false information to lead the nation into war?
* Why did the Bush administration order American intelligence to spy on U.N. inspectors who were unable to confirm U.S. claims that Iraq had a nuclear weapons program?
* Why did the Bush White House alter the CIA vetting process, leading to inclusion of the “16 words”in the State of the Union address?
* Why did a top CIA official, Alan Foley, promote the issue of Iraqi weapons, when he told friends in private that he doubted any would be found after the invasion?
* Why to this day does Cheney still believe there are Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?

Like Barbara Tuchman’s 1958 classic, The Zimmerman Telegram, about the decoded German wire that drew the United States into World War I, or Michael Gordon’s recent bestseller Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, THE ITALIAN LETTER traces the road to war by following the scandal surrounding the initial pieces of intelligence.

As frustration over the increasing death toll in Iraq continues to grow, with no successful exit strategy in sight, this timely, page-turning narrative looks to answer these questions while providing important insights for a nation hungry for greater understanding of the Iraq War and the manipulated intelligence document behind it.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

PETER EISNER is a veteran foreign correspondent, now an editor at the Washington Post. The Post’s coverage of the 2004 Asian tsunami, which he coordinated, won an award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He is also author of The Freedom Line, a winner of the 2004 Christopher Award. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

KNUT ROYCE was a major contributor to three Pulitzer Prize-winning stories in three different decades as national security correspondent for Newsday’s Washington bureau. He has won numerous journalism awards and was named by the Washingtonian as one of the two best investigative print reporters in the nation’s capital. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

THE ITALIAN LETTER: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to
Build the Case for War in Iraq
Peter Eisner and Knut Royce
Rodale, Inc.
Publication Date: April 3, 2007
288 pages
$24.95/ ISBN 1-59486-573-6

About Rodale Inc.

Rodale Inc., which was recognized by the trade publication Advertising Age as Publishing Company of the Year for 2006, is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching nearly 40 million people each month. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health, Runner's World, Best Life, Bicycling, Backpacker, Mountain Bike and Organic Gardening, and is also the largest independent book publisher in America with a collection of international titles, including The South Beach Diet and The Abs Diet franchises, and most recently Al Gore’s New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth. Rodale's broad range of media platforms includes magazines, books, videos and extensive Web sites. The company is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 26 million active customers in its database. www.rodale.com
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Wilson, Plame, Cooper... Don't Forget the Back Story!
* Listen to the MP3 Audio - Segment 3 (9.30 MB) 10/11/05

http://www.apfn.org/audio/2005-10-11-Charles-03.mp3


Exposing Bush?s Media Manipulation
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1/23/07: Libby Sacrificed to Save Rove?
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11/28/06 = "The Charles Goyette Show" 1100 AM Phx Az
INTERVIEW: Elizabeth de la Vega, Bringing Bush to Court
AUDIO:
http://www.apfn.net/pogo/A005I061128ee5.MP3

Tomgram: Elizabeth de la Vega, Bringing Bush to Court

Keep in mind, I've run Tomdispatch.com for only a few years, but I've been a book editor in mainstream publishing for over 30 years. Sometime last spring, I was on the phone with former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega talking about books she might someday write, when she suddenly said to me, "You know what I'd like to do?" When I asked what, she replied, "What I've done all my life."
 Tomgram: Elizabeth de la Vega, Bringing Bush to Court http://www.tomdispatch.com/

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Title 18 sec 371

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 19 > § 371

§ 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000371----000-.html
 

16 Words: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein
recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
-- From Bush's 2003 State of the Union Address

11/28/06 = "The Charles Goyette Show" 1100 AM Phx Az
INTERVIEW: Elizabeth de la Vega, Bringing Bush to Court
AUDIO:

http://www.apfn.net/pogo/A005I061128ee5.MP3

Tomgram: Elizabeth de la Vega, Bringing Bush to Court
http://www.tomdispatch.com/

This White House Scandal Finally Tips the Scale!

8/31/06 LEAKGATE: Armitage is being used as a “patsy”?
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/Leakgate_Armitage.htm

 

Ex-CIA officer in leak case sues Cheney, Libby, Rove
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/leakgate_complaint.htm
Complaint filed: http://www.apfn.org/pdf/File_Stamped_Complaint.pdf  

 

Former Admin. Official Needs Only Three Words To Explain Manipulation of Intel: ‘The Vice President’

 

The Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing this afternoon to examine the manipulation of pre-war Iraq intelligence. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who previously disavowed his vote for the war, attended the hearing and asked the panelists why a small number of individuals in the administration “had more influence…than the professionals.” Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, said he only needed three words. Watch it.:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-6ibicKl50

AUDIOS: SENATE CMTE HEARING ON IRAQ PRE-WAR INTELLIGENCE 6/26/06

#1 http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L001I060626-senate-pre-war-intel1.MP3 #9   http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L009I060627-senate-pre-war-intel9.MP3
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#6 http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L006I060626-senate-pre-war-intel6.MP3 #15 http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L015I060627-senate-pre-war-intel15.MP3
#7 http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L007I060627-senate-pre-war-intel7.MP3 RECENT VIDEO 06/26/06 http://www.c-span.org/
#8 http://www.apfn.net/pogo/L008I060627-senate-pre-war-intel8.MP3 http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/6-26-06-hearing.html


The War They Wanted, The Lies They Needed
By CRAIG UNGER

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/07/yellowcake200607

06/20/06 PBS FRONTLINE: The Dark Side
On 9/11, deep inside a White House bunker, Vice President Dick Cheney was ordering U.S. fighter planes to shoot down any commercial airliner above America. At that moment, CIA Director George Tenet was meeting with his counterterrorism team in Langley, Va. Both leaders acted fast to prepare their country for a new kind of war. But soon a debate would grow over the goals of the war on terror, and the decision to go to war in Iraq.
After 9/11, Vice President Richard Cheney seized the initiative. He pushed to expand executive power, transform America's intelligence agencies and bring the war on terror to Iraq. But first he had to take on George Tenet's CIA for control over intelligence.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/
 FRONTLINE: the dark side: watch online | PBS
Watch the Video: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/view/
  

GOOGLE NEWS UPDATES: CIA LEAK

A former top CIA official Tyler Drumheller (CBS)

A Spy Speaks Out
When no weapons of mass destruction surfaced in Iraq, President Bush insisted WMD claims were the result of faulty intelligence. A former top CIA official tells CBS the White House only used intelligence it liked, ignoring other information.  More...
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60minutes/main3415.shtml  
04/23/06 Audio: 60 Minutes re: Intelligence on the Iraq War
http://www.apfn.net/pogo/M002I060423182100-60MINUTES-Iraq-War.MP3 (5.09MB)22Min 14Sec

4/05/06 PDF of entire 39-page Fitzgerald filing
http://www.apfn.org/pdf/libbyplame.pdf

Woodward-gate?

http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/woodward.htm

First Day of Fitzmas is here : Lewis "Scooter" Libby resigns after indictment

10/28/05 Indictment of  I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/libby.htm

Indictment doesn't clear up mystery at heart of CIA leak probe
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2005/10/28/12903/indictment-doesnt-clear-up-mystery.html

http://www.house.gov/harman/
http://www.house.gov/harman/
CONTACT: http://www.house.gov/harman/district/

The indictment sheds little light on Cheney's activities, other than the fact
that he imparted information about Wilson to Libby. "The full facts of the case,
including the role of Vice President Cheney, will come out at Libby's trial,"
said Rep. Jame Harmon, D-Calif., ranking Democrat on the House Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence." "But one thing is beyond dispute - senior
officials at the White House set out to discredit Ambassador Wilson, who
contradicted the administration's claim that Iraq was acquiring nuclear material.
They did this in an insidious way, by exposing the identity of his wife, who
served courageously overseas and took enormous risks for the security of the
United States."
http://web.archive.org/web/20070416001432/http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=LIBBY-CHENEY-10-28-05&cat=II

Friday, October 21st, 2005
Scott Ritter on the Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/21/144258

U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/hogan.htm

Patrick J. Fitzgerald Investigating Bush Administration

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/Fitzgerald.htm 

11/17/06 "The Charles Goyette Show"
Interview: Peter Lance.... Author: 9/11 Cover Up, New: Triple Cross
Patrick Fitzgerald is a doublecrosser.....etc. WOW!

Audio: http://www.apfn.net/pogo/A002I061127-goyette2.MP3
 

Fitzgerald Launches Web Site
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/04/11/LI2005041100879.html
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/Fitzgerald.htm

Leak of Identity of CIA Operative Valerie Plame:
http://news.findlaw.com/legalnews/lit/iraq/documents.html

Vanity Fair's profile on Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame

21 Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak

The cast of administration characters with known connections to the outing of an undercover CIA agent: http://www.thinkprogress.org/leak-scandal

Karl Rove
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby
Condoleezza Rice
Stephen Hadley
Andrew Card
Alberto Gonzales
Mary Matalin
Ari Fleischer
Susan Ralston
Israel Hernandez
John Hannah
Scott McClellan
Dan Bartlett
Claire Buchan
Catherine Martin
Colin Powell
Karen Hughes
Adam Levine
Bob Joseph
Vice President Dick Cheney
President George W. Bush

http://www.thinkprogress.org/leak-scandal

America's Hero's!
A fallen soldier who died for our country, on lies and an illegal war. And a mother who knows, her son's life was taken in vain by the Bush Administration. She has every right of a citizen to complain and/or have her questions answered!
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/sheehan.htm

7/20/05 Memo Gets Attention in Probe of CIA Leak

In this photograph taken in June 2003, Karl Rove, senior advisor to President Bush and Robert Novak are pictured together at a party marking the 40th anniversary of Novak's newspaper column at the Army Navy Club in Washington DC. At the event a number of people wore buttons reading, 'I'm a source, not a target.' Rove is at the center of a controversy about the leaking of a CIA operative's identity which originally appeared in Novak's newspaper column. (AP Photo/Lauren Shay)

Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/rove.htm

Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.)
(governing disclosures that could expose confidential Government agents)
Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 

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The Smoking Gun: The Downing Street Memo (Minutes)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1593607,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/6lswhv
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/

Downing Street Memos show U.S. push for war
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/memo.htm

The (8) Downing Street Memos
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/8memos.htm

Meet the Press, online at MSNBC - Transcript for April 10 2005

... And the WMD Commission has found out things that we ... is that the CIA's intelligence on Iraq was faulty almost from start to finish, never mind Curveball. ...

Doctor who exposed Blair found murdered
The Death of Dr. David Kelly

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/dkelly.htm


George Galloway vs. The US Senate
movie clip & transcript

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/Galloway.htm

IMPEACHMENT TIME: "FACTS WERE FIXED."
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/leakgate_impeachment.htm
 

OUTSTANDING VIDEO....
 
Hijacking Catastrophe
9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire. 
 
Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and educational. In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush administration.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

"A powerful little film ... Drives home even deeper the message that Fahrenheit and its ilk attempted to deliver ... More sober, yet no less sobering, than Moore's alternately clownish and gut-wrenching diatribe, Hijacking Catastrophe presents the facts without any funny business. Which is not to say it's dull. This film presents its argument in a way that is cogent, concise and engaging."
Michael O'Sullivan | Washington Post

http://www.mediaed.org/videos/CommercialismPoliticsAndMedia/Hijacking_Catastrophe

 

The Full, Official Casualty list, Alphabetized

US Military Report: The High Death Rates exposed by Brian Harring
http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a1654.htm#001

http://tinyurl.com/5auyru  

This White House Scandal Finally Tips the Scale
Archived :  http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/11-11-03/discussion.cgi.8.html

 

THE WAR OVER THE LEAK....
http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/05-23-05/discussion.cgi.1.html

CIA Director George J. Tenet wants
to know whether officials in the
White House broke federal law.

The dam has burst, and the flood waters are pouring down on Fort Bush.

Controversy surrounds the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/leak.htm

White House staff put on notice
Democrats maintain pressure for special prosecutor
Friday, October 3, 2003 Posted: 6:16 PM EDT (2216 GMT)
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/10/03/leak.main/


 CIA LEAK: JUDITH MILLER
OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD ASSET!

The leak of a CIA operative's name has also exposed the identity of a CIA front company,
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/CIA_firm.htm

Wilson sees wife's `outing' as retaliation
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/retaliation.htm

Title The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
by Joseph Wilson (Author)

White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales sent a notice Friday to all White House employees instructing them to turn in copies of numerous documents for the ongoing probe into who leaked the name of a CIA operative to a newspaper columnist.
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/notice.htm

From top advisers to junior staff, nearly 2,000 White House employees were ordered to come forward by Tuesday with any documents that might help the criminal investigation into the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity.
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/clues.htm 


"Rosebud" DID IT! Vice President Cheney's code
Sun Jul 24, 2005 00:29
64.140.158.104

Last update: July 23, 2005 at 7:25 PM
Garrison Keillor:
This plot calls for big-name cast of characters
July 24, 2005
SOURCE:


I feel it's time for me to step forward and tell what I know about Karl Rove's conversation with columnist Robert Novak in which Mr. Novak reportedly told Mr. Rove that CIA operative Valerie Plame had been responsible for her husband Joseph Wilson going to Niger to debunk the White House's claim that Saddam Hussein was shopping for uranium in Africa to make nuclear weapons and that's why we invaded Iraq, and Mr. Rove said, "Yes, I've heard that, too." Mr. Rove has been accused of revealing the identity of a covert intelligence officer. This simply isn't true.

I happened to be in Mr. Rove's office when the phone rang. I was there on behalf of my publisher, to see if Mr. Rove knows enough to make him worth a $6 million advance on his memoirs. (Answer: Not really.) He picked up the phone and the voice at the other end sounded like a rat trapped in a coffee can. "Novak," whispered Mr. Rove and he pretended to stick a finger down his throat. He listened for several minutes. "Yes, I've heard that, too," he said.

As he spoke to Novak, Mr. Rove wrote on a notepad, "Rosebud knows" -- "Rosebud" being Vice President Cheney's code name -- and winked at me.

This raised a question in my mind: Did Rove know Ms. Plame had taken the identity of Mr. Cheney during an arrhythmia episode at Walter Reed and that a heavily sedated vice president had been flown by the CIA to Riyadh as Ms. Plame donned a latex-padded suit and took his place? She quickly discovered that the uranium was stored at the Whitewater property once owned by the Clintons and then deeded to Kofi Annan and used as a supply depot for black helicopters. She tried to warn Mr. Clinton and the next day he had that mysterious "bypass" operation after which he suddenly got chummy with ex-CIA chief George H.W. Bush and the two flew off to Southeast Asia like in an old Crosby/Hope "Road" picture.

New York Times columnist William Safire was the first to spot the womanly tenderness in the vice president's eyes, and he called Mrs. Cheney to ask if Rosebud had been infiltrated. She denied everything. She also said she had "never been happier."

Safire's discovery of the Cheney gambit made it necessary for the CIA to "retire" him from the Times. But not before he passed the word to me. I called Sen. Kerry to alert him and he said he had heard that, too, and then switched over to French and said, "My wife is a suitcase," or words to that effect.

Could Teresa Heinz Kerry be carrying uranium in a suitcase? Ms. Plame mentioned the possibility to the president and found Mr. Bush oddly detached. "Yes, I heard that," he said, vaguely. The radio receiver was still on his back but the earpiece had fallen out. As a young man, under cover of the National Guard, Mr. Bush had masterminded a clandestine CIA operation that infiltrated a ring of draft-dodgers and gathered important information about them, such as which bars they frequented and how much they drank. He is comfortable in an undercover role. He has cut many trails through the brush at his Crawford ranch and can slip undetected over the Mexican border while his double, an El Paso Realtor named Craig Selin, stands in for him at press conferences and other ceremonial events.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor knew that the vice president's gender wasn't right and so did Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush has read Dostoevsky and isn't easily fooled. They told Rove, who said, "Yes, I've heard that, too." But did he know? I doubt it.

He was as surprised as the others when Vice President Cheney returned to Washington in a small civilian aircraft, which was intercepted by F-16s as it entered restricted air space and was forced to land at Andrews Air Force Base where Rosebud was recognized and became vice president again and Ms. Plame was sent to an undisclosed location. That night, Karl Rove spoke on the phone with columnist Dave Barry who told him that the uranium was actually urine samples, and Mr. Rove said, "That's old news, Dave. We've moved on." A typical Rove gambit.

But that is neither here nor there. The question is: Did Karl Rove reveal Valerie Plame's identity? He did not. His "I've heard that, too" was an attempt to seem cool and informed whereas he was as bewildered as anybody else.

The urine samples turned up, not in Iraq but at Plymouth Rock, the urine of a white male between 50 and 65 with thinning hair and a cherubic smile. Don't ask me how I know -- wild horses couldn't drag that out of me.

Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" can be heard Saturday nights on public radio stations across the country.

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Former CIA Agent Criticizes Bush Handling of Plame Affair
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1 [Fwd: Yahoo! Group LEAK-GATE created] APFN klvnetacom Fri  10/3/2003
2 [Fwd: Wilson sees wife's `outing' as retaliation] APFN klvnetacom Fri  10/3/2003
3 Suspicion centers on Lewis Libby MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
4 Unfolding case brings range of theories MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
5.White House staff put on notice (3 hrs ago) MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
6 Hunt for CIA-leak clues intensifies MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
7 LEAK-GATE 10/03/03 News Updates MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
8 Novak at the center of the storm                              MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003  
9 Former ambassador blames White House for leak MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
10 Text of White House counsel's message to staffers MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
11 2ND WHITE HOUSE MEMO: White House counsel memo outlines pertinent ma MCAC   Fri 
12 UPDATE: 06:40 pm 10/03/03 Fri. MCAC
13 BUSH, "F**K LEAKGATE" APFN klvnetacom Fri  10/3/2003
14 Ashcroft under pressure to quit CIA leak probe MCAC   Fri  10/3/2003
15 Leak of Agent's Name Causes Exposure of CIA Front Firm ENVAX   Sat  10/4/2003
16 Were Judith Miller and Robert Novack expendable MIC assets? celestial_shamanka celestial_shamanka Sat  10/4/2003
17 Bush staff gets CIA leak deadline APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
19 focusing on libby takes the heat off rove APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
20 Rove is so notorious for his vindictive streak. APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
21 A History Of Lies: WMD, Who Said What and When APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
22 Chicago City Council Passes Resolution Condemning PATRIOT Act APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
23 The war between the White House and the CIA APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
24 Karl Rove - The Most Insidious of Traitors APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
25 This White House Scandal Finally Tips the Scale APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
26 Saddam's Niger Point-man Speaks APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
27 FBI questions Bush officials over 'outing' of CIA agent Ranger Rick thefifthhorsemanrides Sat  10/4/2003
28 Customs Corruption & No Fear Act APFN klvnetacom Sat  10/4/2003
29 Redress of Grievances Alan Bacon (sui Juris) absuijuris Sat  10/4/2003
30 The CIA creates a purposeful problem APFN klvnetacom 4:06 am
31 Leak of Agent's Name Causes Exposure of CIA Front Firm APFN klvnetacom 4:26 am
32 The already enormous powers of our FBI have been greatly expanded APFN klvnetacom 10:31 am
33 WHAT'S THE CONNECTION & PAYOFF? APFN klvnetacom 11:44 am
34 Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 APFN klvnetacom 11:47 am
35 AMB. WILSON AND THE INTEL IDENTITIES PROTECTION ACT APFN klvnetacom 12:12 pm
36 KARL ROVE'S GREATEST POLITICAL HITS APFN klvnetacom 12:15 pm
37 Bushgate - Impeachment Warning System APFN klvnetacom 1:46 pm
38 More vicious than Tricky Dick (Remember John Dean} APFN klvnetacom 1:54 pm
39 LEAK-GATE: The White House Scandal APFN klvnetacom 4:57 pm
40 CIA enraged by cynical White House end-run around its sources(Eric APFN klvnetacom 5:16 pm
41 John Ashcroft The zealot who holds Bush's future in his hands APFN klvnetacom 5:55 pm

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