Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rove's New Defense: "I Can't Read"

The Seattle Times: Plame ID marked "secret"

"A classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked '(S)' for secret, a clear indication that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified, according to current and former government officials."

Holy crap, this is absolutely beautiful. Rove is now painted into a corner; when evidence places him on that plane, with that memo...

...despite have previously denied seeing the memo until prosecutors showed it to him. I think Rove was counting on this "I didn't know it was a secret" defense under the assumption they would never tie the memo to him.

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