Wednesday, May 03, 2006
And what took so damned long? After all, Raw Story had the scoop back in February, at which time the CIA had already been dragging its ass for two and a half years:
The CIA should provide an assessment of damage to national security caused by the leak of a CIA officer’s identity, a US lawmaker said on Tuesday.
The request by Sen Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, follows a news report that the officer, Valerie Plame, had been part of an operation that tracked nuclear weapons material in Iran. Plame’s name was disclosed to the news media after her husband, former diplomat Joseph Wilson, accused the Bush administration of manipulating intelligence on Iraq’s nuclear weapons to justify the 2003 invasion . . . .
“I seek a briefing of interested senators on whether the CIA has in fact launched a damage assessment and what this assessment has revealed to date,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.