Comments: I Have An Opinion!

I don't think the law against naming CIA agents is a great idea to begin with.

Then Bush should start a drive to repeal it, since he's going to pardon Libby anyway.

Posted by mb at March 11, 2007 07:44 PM

They really do ONLY WANT OUR MONEY, and all the power it represents. (our money buys the world's most powerful military,ever) That is the ONLY LEVERAGE we have against them at this time, and it's going to take one hell of a lot of AMERICAN TAXPAYERS pulling on that lever to move this Administration and Congress. (please tell me I'm wrong, show me a better way, as this will NOT be easy or painless)

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 11, 2007 09:10 PM

It wasn't even a matter of the woman being inconvenient, was it? It was retribution against her husband.

Posted by David Goldfarb at March 11, 2007 10:06 PM

Disdain is certainly what our government feels for us peons. Our government, or their government --- whatever, used to at least pretend that the huddled masses counted but now they no longer even pretend to represent us. Entropy has taken its toll, the great experiment is a flop, Americans believe in Bigfoot, space aliens, and the rapture. Perhaps the real question is not what happened to our government but what happened to us? Why do millions of Americans believe in superstitious twaddle like Armageddon preceded by the rapture? These end of days folk will look you straight in the eye and tell you the end could happen any moment, they want it to happen, it pleases them to no end that it should happen, it is more important to them than the horrendous amount of death in Iraq or the wounded soldiers and the lack of decent medical care for them. Why are so many Americans so sick and twisted and why should we care about such self centered and destructively insane people? Personally I am all for the rapture because it would be a great relief to see these stupid, brutal, ignorant, selfish sluggos disappear all at the same
moment. Oh what a boon to humanity that would be, why evolution might even begin again.

Posted by rob payne at March 12, 2007 01:52 AM

But what do Bush & Co. actually say to each other when nobody else is around? Do they sustain among themselves the pretense of "caring" for others? Do they have some philosophical belief that their actions are justified? I often wonder about this.

Posted by Rosemary Molloy at March 12, 2007 08:01 AM

But how you gonna "force them to care about our lives" when they don't even care (unless it's useful or indictable) about the lives of the members of their own Ueberclass? From the Clintons to the Bushes, loyal pals are dropped at the slightest hint that they may take 1 point off the popularity ratings or $10 million off the book contract offer.
Only force would force them. This is a class without principles, shame, or class.

Posted by donescobar at March 12, 2007 08:18 AM

I'm glad you made that first point. I agree with your other points as well, but it's been disturbing to see so many liberal/lefties become such CIA fans. Outing Valerie Plame was immoral, because she was doing what CIA agents actually should be doing--trying to keep track of weapons in the hands of people who might want to kill us. But it's my vague impression that CIA agents aren't always out there doing things that would make us lefties proud.

Posted by Donald Johnson at March 12, 2007 10:58 AM

rob payne: Please, Sir, I beg you, name what DAY in the entire history of the HUMAN RACE that humans weren't superstitious. When exactly was there an AGE OF REASON? When was the hour that the MAJORITY of people were NOT religious?
donescobar: The lever is money. Dangle it and they will jump as high as you like, with hold it, they will crawl on all fours with many tears before you. Listen to them and they will tell you ANY lie, any story, or even the TRUTH if that's what it takes to get it. Give it to them, WITHOUT OVERSIGHT, and they will waste it using it AGAINST YOU. (that's what they're doing now)

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 12, 2007 12:39 PM

If you'd ever read any Le Carre or Ludlum the idea that the government would have any problem casually discarding intelligence operatives when it was convenient would hardly be a surprise. I guess that once again popular fiction is four decades ahead of some people's imagination....

But seriously, there are reasons why it should be against the law to reveal secret information. It shouldn't be done casually. What the White House did with Plame's identity was to make the assumption that their interest was more important than the work Plame did, or that they wouldn't get caught.

Posted by darrelplant at March 12, 2007 01:20 PM

Thanks Jonathan. Posts like this are why I read and link to you regularly.

Posted by n8nyc at March 12, 2007 02:25 PM