Entries by emptywheel

The Solution to the Iran "Problem" Is in Pakistan

My question to Mark Warner has begun to attract more attention, though some of the treatment of the question seems to miss the point. But in the interest of clarification, I wanted to explain my thinking in more detail.

As a recap, at the blogger’s chat after Mark Warner spoke, I challenged the Governor’s assertion that Iran was the biggest WMD threat right now.

Comstock's New Gig

Via scribe and TPM’s Muck, I see Barbara Comstock is now taking on another legally challenged Republican, Jerry Lewis, as her client.

Barbara Comstock, an attorney with the firm Blank Rome GovernmentRelations and a former Justice Department official, will handle pressinquiries for Lewis’ legal team, the sources added.

I take that to mean Lewis is now regarded as seriously imperiled.

Rove Will Not Be Charged

The NYT announces today that Karl Rove will not be charged in the Valerie Plame case. I’m still looking for a copy of Luskin’s statement, but it includes the following:

On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advisedus that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove.


In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further publicstatements about the subject matter of the investigation.