A Discussion of How Stupid the AP and WSJ Are

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emptywheel
Apologies for the all-Plame all-the-time posting. I'm working on a big post, but meanwhile pow wow has alerted me to late-game stupidity--or complicity--on the part of the AP and the WSJ. In last-ditch effort to discredit the investigation forestall the civil trial make waves, they are asking a judge to unseal the subpoenas and the appeals court decision that forced Cooper and Judy to testify.

A Really Good Reason to Call Dick

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emptywheel
Folks, I think we've been missing a really obvious reason why Libby's team would want to call Dick (in addition to the wildarsed speculation I made here). One of the most important witnesses against Libby will be Cathie Martin. She will testify:Sometime not long before July 8, she told Libby that Plame worked at the CIAShe witnessed Libby's conversation with Matt Cooper on July 12 and (presumably) heard him make none of

"We See No Need for Action"

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emptywheel
Since the alleged abductions did not take place on Austrian soil, in anAustrian airplane or on an Austrian ship, we see no need for action. We see no need for action. That's what a spokesperson for the Austrian Interior Ministry said in response to learning that long-time Austrian resident and Sudanese citizen Masaad Omer Behari was held for three months without cause in Jordan.

Googling Laptops of Death

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Remember that story the other day, about some State Department analyst googling Iranians so John Bolton and Robert "16 Words" Joseph would have someone to sanction? Well, I just saw atArms Control Wonk that the program they want to sanction…
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