Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Valerie Plame

I know that everyone is already bored with this, except for the right wingers and Scooter Libby fans who want to convince everyone that all the "people in the know" in DC knew that Plame was a CIA agent, but this Slate story by former Time reporter John Dickerson seems like a big deal to me. (Be sure to read Part 2 as well.)

Dickerson reports that at least two "senior administration officials" were pointing him in the direction of Plame before her identity was made public, but without identifying her specifically, because Dickerson says "they knew at the time Plame's identity was radioactive. " This certainly suggests a much larger conspiracy.