Wesley Pruden, editor in chief (Washington Times) sums up the Plame-gate fiasco and points the "shame" on the two most biased(get the Bush Administration at any cost) "rag-tabloids" in this country, the NY Times, and the Washington Post.
"The irony is that this investigation into the fluff from an airhead's navel came about because first the New York Times and then The Post demanded it, nurtured it and gave the story mouth-to-mouth resuscitation every time it began to fade into the mist along the Potomac."
Pruden also describes the "now outed" and infamous "source writer"from the WP, Bob Woodward as "Mortuary Bob"
"It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. Mortuary Bob Woodward made his career by establishing that as an article of capital faith. You could ask the ghost of Richard Nixon."
Read the full story: http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/pruden.htm
Greg Pierce, also from the Washington Times pulls enough quotes from Louis Freeh's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on ABLE DANGER and the 911 COMMISSION that makes the 911 commission look pretty inept:
A Failed Panel
"It was interesting to hear from the 9/11 Commission again on Tuesday," former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh wrote yesterday in an opinion piece on the Wall Street Journal editorial page. "This self-perpetuating and privately funded group of lobbyists and lawyers has recently opined on hurricanes, nuclear weapons, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and even the New York subway system. Now it offers yet another 'report card' on the progress of the FBI and CIA in the war against terrorism, along with its 'back-seat' take and some further unsolicited narrative about how things ought to be on the 'front lines,' " Mr. Freeh said. "Yet this is also a good time for the country to make some assessments of the 9/11 Commission itself. Recent revelations from the military intelligence operation code-named 'Able Danger' have cast light on a missed opportunity that could have potentially prevented 9/11. Specifically, Able Danger concluded in February 2000 that military experts had identified Mohamed Atta by name (and maybe photograph) as an al Qaeda agent operating in the U.S. Subsequently, military officers assigned to Able Danger were prevented from sharing this critical information with FBI agents, even though appointments had been made to do so. Why? "The Able Danger intelligence, if confirmed, is undoubtedly the most relevant fact of the entire post-9/11 inquiry. Even the most junior investigator would immediately know that the name and photo ID of Atta in 2000 is precisely the kind of tactical intelligence the FBI has many times employed to prevent attacks and arrest terrorists. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it 'was not historically significant.' "This astounding conclusion-- in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger and incorporate it into its findings-- raises serious challenges to the commission's credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself."
From the Iraq Front
We received e-mail from a Marine Corps major in Iraq giving us a first-hand account of recent operations. The message talked about two recent operations in western Iraq that U.S. press accounts said took place in areas where American forces "dare not go," the major said. "Well, they should learn to never dare a Marine Division!" he stated. "Both operations were executed almost flawlessly. Most of the enemy fled upon the arrival of the Marines but a good number of them stayed to fight. Those that did quickly found out the 70 virgins they were promised for martyrdom was bravo sierra!"-- the last a military slang term for bovine manure.
By Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
On a personal note:
To all services in harms way for my safety, please disregard all the political rhetoric you are hearing in the US.
There's a desperate party over here, that has no agenda, no idea how to fight terrorism, and believe the only way they can regain control is to play the "impeach Nixon" syndrome. These cowards don't think that what you are doing to help a nation of 50 million Iraqis experience freedom is worthy. The radical left is hell bent on destroying the Republican party "at all cost" and with out regard to the safety and security of this nation, a new Iraqi nation, or, indeed, the entire world. Please inform your Iraqi comrads fighting beside you that these shameful tactics of a"surrender" and "cut and run" policy will not come to pass. These disgraceful "few" do not represent the majority of those in this nation that know this is a war we must win. And to use this for political gain is a sad commentary of the direction of the democratic party.
Take to heart that when your President (and a majority of the United States Congress) chose to lead us into the salvation of the Iraqi people, that this is a nobel and wise thing we are doing. Stay the course, 50 million are depending on you. So what the "left" are doing here will only show their selfishness and indignity magnified. The world is indeed watching the progress of a new society of democratic freedom in Iraq.
The price you have paid is great, and our debt will be the honor we pay our soldiers who have been injured or made the ultimate sacrifice. They will always be my heros.
Eureka, Ca, USA