Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Supreme Court Nomination Battle Obscures Plame Leak?

After all, if we're all paying attention to Scalia Lite, we're missing little gems like this:
Cheney's new security adviser linked to bogus information on Iraq

By Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel

Knight Ridder Newspapers (Oct.31,2005)

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney replaced I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby as his national security adviser on Monday with an aide identified by a former Iraqi exile group as the White House official to whom it fed information on Iraq that turned out to be erroneous.
The White House announced on Monday the elevation of John Hannah to replace Libby as Cheney's national security adviser. ...
On June 26, 2002, the INC wrote a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee staff identifying Hannah as the White House recipient of information gathered by the group through a U.S.-funded effort called the Information Collection Program. Knight Ridder obtained a copy of the letter and previously reported on it.

The letter, written by Entifadh Qanbar, then the director of the INC's Washington office, identified 108 articles in leading Western news media to which it said the INC had funneled the same information that it fed to Hannah, as well as a senior Pentagon official.
So much corruption, so little competence - Maybe voters would pay attention to it if Paris Hilton was involved.


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