Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Discrediting and Lies

Arianna Huffington says that Plamegate is worse than Watergate. Nobody died in Watergate but thousands have died in Iraq.

Huffington's piece is about all the lies. What I'm interested in, though, is how does letting it be known that Mr. Wilson's wife is a covert CIA operative discredit Mr. Wilson? Plame was supposedly outed to discredit her husband, right? How exactly is Mr. Wilson supposed to be discredited by this news about his wife? I have a hard time believing Mr. Cheney is that stupid, especially given that Cheney is the smartest man besides Bill Gates that John Perry Barlow had ever met.

Maybe the question of how Mrs. Wilson's outing discredits Mr. Wilson has to be considered in light of among whom was Mr. Wilson to be discredited?

I can see where Mr. Wilson might be discredited among a certain type of cretin who would have preferred Wilson to keep the li'l woman at home, barefoot and pregnant rather than be an anti-war pussy. What I didn't realize was that there might have been enough of this type of person among the pro-war crowd to make it worth the trouble.

No, I don't think so. Everything about this story reeks, and not all of the stench is from the White House.

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