Its gonna be a blue Fitzmas aka the Grinch that stole Fitzmas

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Bob Woodward dropped a bombshell today stating that he had not only known that Valerie Plame was a CIA analyst but had discussed it with an anonymous source back in June 2003.

So much for Libby being the first to talk. Will this mean the indictment will be withdrawn?

Woodward's source was not Libby or Rove.

And according to Mort Kondracke it was not Cheney either. It seems suspicion is going to some former official.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if it was Tenet and the CIA was the source?

Tom Maguire is on the case.


Jamie Irons said...


This is one of those stories that is just plain fun.

By the way, when I was a little kid growing up in Wheaton, Illinois (I lived there from ages 10 to 17), I delivered the Chicago Tribune to Bob Woodward's home. Woodward was three years older than I, and his sister was a good friend. Bob W. and I both attended the same high school, and both went to and graduated from Yale.

But I don't know him!


Jamie Irons

ex-democrat said...

OMIGOD - could Jamie be The Source ?!?

Syl said...

I thought the whole Libby thing had died down.

I was wrong.

I'm so very very happy I was wrong!

vnjagvet said...

More grist for the mill of that top notch Libby defense team.

A field day will be had by all.


It looks like a lot more time on JOM, playing with the likes of Geek and Creepy Dude:>

Syl said...



Don't forget cheezedoodle or whoever.

terrye said...


Sure you don't know him, sure....whatever you say..wink wink.

Hey, did you ever work for the CIA? That whole shrink thing is a great cover.

markg8 said...

Did you know John Belushi Jamie? He was a another Wheaton resident back then. While you were growing up in Wheaton I was growing up in Downers Grove. Small world indeed.

Knucklehead said...

How long before we see the Vanity Fair cover photo of Jamie and Bob Woodward's sister in the sports car?

topsecretk9 said...

I have been seeing references to Rand Beers (former offical as of day before or after the start of the war)

"...Kerry's advisers acknowledged yesterday that Wilson, who has also donated $2,000 to Kerry this year, told them about his allegations against the White House involving his wife before going public with them this summer. But Rand Beers, Kerry's top adviser on foreign affairs, said the campaign has not played a role in coordinating Wilson's charges....

...Kerry spokeswoman Kelley Benander said yesterday that Wilson's campaign portfolio includes such issues as Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, the Liberian conflict, and Africa. Beers said Wilson communicates with campaign advisers at least once a week. He is one of about 35 people contributing ideas to the campaign, Benander said."

topsecretk9 said...


Rand Beers as Woodward's former official source...the reason I say this is because Wilson USED his wife's position to add credibility to his (to Kristof and Pincus and more) story...she backed her man up

So I could totally see Beers using this to lend"look his wife is CIA Winpac analyst and she totally backs his claim up"

It is only when the info that she HAD A HAND in SETTING UP the trip that that became a net negative to JO JO MOJO

markg8 said...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"Rand Beers is a former American counterterrorism adviser who served on the National Security Council under U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. He also served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs under both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. Beers resigned in protest from the NSC in March 2003, five days before commencement of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After leaving his NSC position, Beers joined the presidential campaign of John Kerry, serving as the National Security Advisor to the Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign. He teaches a seminar in collaboration with Richard A. Clarke on national security issues at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Beers is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and served in a U.S. Marine Corps rifle company in Vietnam."

Beers resigned as the successor to Clarke as the counterterrorism adviser in March 2003. They just can't seem to keep realists in this job. Seems he'd be out of the loop on this one. In March 2003 Wilson was still on Fox News' rolodex cards as an guest "expert".

Peter UK said...

Yes Rand Beers was a real hotshot Not.

Peter UK said...

And this is from "Counterpunch"

"When Rand Beers quit his job as counter-terrorism advisor to President Bush, and signed up with John Kerry's presidential campaign, he quickly became a hero to Democratic Party loyalists and the "Anybody but Bush" crowd. But Beers, who has become Kerry's top national security advisor and would likely serve as National Security Advisor or Secretary of State in a Kerry administration, has a dark history".....see link above

markg8 said...

So you're quoting Counterpunch as your source Petey? LOL What next? Michael Moore? Geez Rand Beers thought spraying concentrated Round Up on coca crops was a neat idea. Are you pissed that your cocaine is pricier or what?

Peter UK said...

But Markie,they don't think much of your boy and they crawled out out the same swamp as you.When thieves fall out eh?

markg8 said...

There's a lot of things I don't agree with Beers about, Richard Clarke for that matter too. These fellas rose higher in their chosen fields under Reagan and Bush 1 afterall. But what the hell Petey, you ought to read Counterpunch more often. If you dig you may be able to somethng about Prescott Bush and his money laundering for the Nazis there.

Peter UK said...

Boring,repetitive,Mookie, go back to the hive and get new talking point.