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Karl Rove's possible involvement in CIA identity leak watch

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4674617.stm

    If it's established that Rove was responsible, what should happen to him?
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4674617.stm

    If it's established that Rove was responsible, what should happen to him?
    Well, it IS a crime, though I think it's one of those Cold War-era crimes that wouldn't really be socially acceptable to bring harsh punishment today. And, I don't think anyone could say that he's necessarily a security risk, since it's not as though he keeps a list of CIA operatives to dish out in emergencies. And, no matter what they try to do, there will always be a loophole for him to continue his current role, which is what most people are crying about.

    So, in summary, I have no idea.
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    If he IS found to be involved, it will be very interesting, as Bush went on the record when the investigation was starting, saying that he'd fire any member of his staff that was responsible for it.
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    If he IS found to be involved, it will be very interesting, as Bush went on the record when the investigation was starting, saying that he'd fire any member of his staff that was responsible for it.
    Well, he can be "fired" and still wind up being an off-the-books advisor, so it doesn't really matter what he does.
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    (Original post by psychic_satori)
    Well, it IS a crime, though I think it's one of those Cold War-era crimes that wouldn't really be socially acceptable to bring harsh punishment today. And, I don't think anyone could say that he's necessarily a security risk, since it's not as though he keeps a list of CIA operatives to dish out in emergencies. And, no matter what they try to do, there will always be a loophole for him to continue his current role, which is what most people are crying about.

    So, in summary, I have no idea.
    The irony is that we have a reporter in jail, who didn't publish a story about what is not crime. :confused:

    P.S. NHL's back.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    The irony is that we have a reporter in jail, who didn't publish a story about what is not crime. :confused:
    Well, you can't really appreciate politics if you don't love irony, now can you?

    P.S. NHL's back.
    I just found out about an hour ago--been too busy to find out myself. Very exciting! Any word on the details of the draft lottery? Are they going to base the drawing on the 03-04 rankings? Mario and the rest of the Yinzers would *really* like to have Crosby...
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    (Original post by psychic_satori)
    Well, you can't really appreciate politics if you don't love irony, now can you?
    It seems we have another Clintonesque investigation on our hands, where the investigation focuses almost entirely on what happened after an event that is determined not to be a crime.

    I just found out about an hour ago--been too busy to find out myself. Very exciting! Any word on the details of the draft lottery? Are they going to base the drawing on the 03-04 rankings? Mario and the rest of the Yinzers would *really* like to have Crosby...
    Supposedly we won't hear anything for about a week until the deal is finalized by both sides.
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    (Original post by psychic_satori)
    Well, it IS a crime, though I think it's one of those Cold War-era crimes that wouldn't really be socially acceptable to bring harsh punishment today. .
    It's only a crime if the CIA person is a covert operative, it's not clear that Valerie Plame was.

    The law is fairly recent (recent being subjective), it came about when some guy released the names of CIA operatives in several countries, which resulted in 2 or 3 of them being assasinated.
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4674617.stm

    If it's established that Rove was responsible, what should happen to him?
    There's a zero percent chance that he commited a crime, but he should resign for being imbecilic.
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    (Original post by psychic_satori)
    I just found out about an hour ago--been too busy to find out myself. Very exciting! Any word on the details of the draft lottery? Are they going to base the drawing on the 03-04 rankings? Mario and the rest of the Yinzers would *really* like to have Crosby...
    The league will reschedule its draft, with the consensus top pick expected to be Sidney Crosby, an 18-year-old center from Nova Scotia. Because last season was canceled, the N.H.L. has been said to be considering a weighted draft lottery that would favor the teams that have done poorly over the last few seasons, not only the 2003-4 season.
    It looks like we have a decent shot of getting Crosby.
 
 
 
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