Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Frogmarch watch

Dick Cheney doesn't go huntingWhite House 'Discovers' Emails Related to Plame Leak:
The White House turned over last week 250 pages of emails from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. Senior aides had sent the emails in the spring of 2003 related to the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald revealed during a federal court hearing Friday.

The emails are said to be explosive, and may prove that Cheney played an active role in the effort to discredit Plame Wilson’s husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a vocal critic of the Bush administration’s prewar Iraq intelligence, sources close to the investigation said.
The grand jury is still cranking away while Scooter Libby's defense verges further and further into the bizarre. It's hard to decide whether the exposure of a secret agent and her network of sources is a greater offense or the massive warrantless spying on American citizens. These are the sorts of questions I wish I didn't have to worry about.