05 September 2006

New Questions Indeed

Engram @ BackTalk calls out the New York Times now that the whole Plame kerfuffle has wimpered out of the room.
The New York Times just published an article about "new questions" concerning the Valerie Plame affair (via RealClearPolitics). My first thought was that the Times was going to desperately attempt to breath new life into the rapidly disintegrating conspiracy theory that they have pushing for years (according to which the diabolical Bush administration vindictively "outed" Valerie Plame as "payback" for Joseph Wilson "blowing the whistle" on the administration's "lies" about Iraq's WMDs). Imagine my surprise when I saw that one of the new questions was this:

Now, the question of whether Mr. Fitzgerald properly exercised his prosecutorial discretion in continuing to pursue possible wrongdoing in the case has become the subject of rich debate on editorial pages and in legal and political circles.

Say what?
Oh, it's a very well crafted thing it is. Read it all including the feedback posts.

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