“Oops! Silly Me!”

So now Armitage is saying he made an innocent boo-boo

In July 2003, Armitage told columnist Robert Novak that Ambassador Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA, and Novak mentioned it in a column. It’s a crime to knowingly reveal the identity of an undercover CIA officer. But Armitage didn’t yet realize what he had done.
So, what exactly did he tell Novak?
“At the end of a wide-ranging interview he asked me, ‘Why did the CIA send Ambassador (Wilson) to Africa?’ I said I didn’t know, but that she worked out at the agency,” Armitage says.
Armitage says he told Novak because it was “just an offhand question.” “I didn’t put any big import on it and I just answered and it was the last question we had,” he says.

So for 3 years we’ve had all this crazy shit going on in the press, all this diversion from the task at hand, and he hasn’t come forward to ‘fess up until now…why?

That was nearly three years ago, but the political firestorm over who leaked Valerie Plame’s identity continued to burn as Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald began hauling White House officials and journalists before a grand jury.
Armitage says he didn’t come forward because “the special counsel, once he was appointed, asked me not to discuss this and I honored his request.”
“I thought every day about how I’d screwed up,” he adds.
Armitage never did tell the president, but he’s talking now because Fitzgerald told him he could.

When did he tell this Fitzgerald that he was the source? How much money has been wasted on this witch-hunt, and how much political damage has been done for no good reason? Why didn’t Fitzgerald immediately reveal him and end the inquiry?
This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

6 Responses to ““Oops! Silly Me!””

  1. So for 3 years we’ve had all this crazy shit going on in the press
    Yeah. Three years in which Fitzgerald already knew it was Armitage.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Exactly. WTF is up with that?

  3. Exactly. The NPR piece on it we heard last week said Armitage had trotted right off to Fitzgerald the second he realized where the info might have come from. So WHAT the F*CK was the problem? Were they supposed to wait until Joe and Val got a shot at their Vanity Fair cover?
    And how many gazillions poured down this STOOPID rabbeet hole…

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Armitage and Fitzgerald…..two friggin’ idiots.

  5. DirtCrashr says:

    The State Department is filled with un-fire-able Govt. Employee Union lifers who are staunch anti-administrationists and have succeeded in monkey-wrenching many policies and initiatives – wonder who tipped the NYT to the NSA stuff and the money-trail investigations? IMO State appears to be trying to establish itself as a fifth branch of Government.

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I’m with you, DirtCrashr. I have a cousin in the State Department who fits your description exactly.

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