Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I should feel guilty for this, but...'s always nice to see a reality-based community member rub it in the faces of clueless shills on the right. Take Larry Johnson in a recent blog post, appropriately titled How About Them Apples, Vicky Toensing? Li'l Tucker Carlson's dad, Richard Carlson, without whom Li'l Tucker wouldn't have a TV career, is still snipping about Patrick Fitzgerald, but one of the major wingnut lies about Valerie Plame has been blown out of the water. Once. And. For. All.

Valerie Plame was a covert undercover CIA officer who traveled overseas under cover. Patrick Fitzgerald's filings state this very, very, very clearly. Go ahead and click the link and see for yourself.

But wait! There's more! On page 5 of Fitzgerald's sentencing guidlines, you'll find the following:

At the time of the leaks, Mrs. Wilson in fact qualified as a covert agent within the meaning of the IIPA [Intelligence Identities Protection Act]. See, e.g., the "Unclassified Summary of Valerie Wilson's CIA Employment and Cover History"...which makes plain, among other things, that "Ms. Wilson was a covert CIA employee for whom the CIA was taking affirmative measures to conceal her intelligence relationship to the United States."

Johnson adds the coup de grace:

Suck on that you rightwing hypocrites.

(Via Bark Bark Woof Woof.)