Jeff Gannon's GOP USA
delivers honest, unspun coverage of Friday's CIA Hearings:
The leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity is the result of "partisan madness" that is undermining U.S. security during a time of war, a panel of former CIA operatives told a group of congressional Democrats on Friday.
"For the first time in the history of the United States, by any administration, a political operative [Bush adviser Karl Rove] went after an active intelligence officer and leaked her name for petty, trivial political reasons, and at the end of the day, has caused terrific damage to the United States," former CIA analyst Larry Johnson said at the forum on Capitol Hill.
Johnson was one of five men to speak at the meeting, which was entitled "National Security Consequences on Disclosing the Identity of a Covert Intelligence Officer" and hosted by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and the Democratic Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee.
I searched for the punch-line, a torturing of facts intent on debunking the traitorous nature of the crime, but surprisingly it's not there. I'm speechless.