Novakula speaks

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At a breakfast meeting with reporters, Bob Novak defended his decision to print Valerie Plame Wilson’s name in his column — which sparked the CIA leak investigation. And he justified his outing of several once-anonymous sources in his new book, The Prince of Darkness.Novak contends in his book that Plame Wilson was “not now and never would be again” a covert agent. But he admits that CIA spokesman Bill Harlow asked him “to keep Mrs. Wilson’s CIA connection out of my column” and that the “revelation of her name might cause unspecified ‘difficulties’ if she traveled abroad.” He inferred based on his “experience with CIA jargon” that Plame “at one time had been engaged in covert activities abroad but was not now and never would be again.” He says he “learned much later” she had already been outed by a Soviet spy, “which had ended her career as a covert agent long before I wrote about her.”

He also says in his book that if given the chance, he’d print her name again. “I broke no law and endangered no intelligence operation,” Novak writes. This morning, he added he felt “disappointed in the journalism profession” for its reaction to his printing Plame Wilson’s name. “I thought we stuck together in things like this. I guess that wasn’t the case.”


Well, at least he feels good about it.

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5 Replies to “Novakula speaks”

  1. So tell me again with Bush wasting our military, and Novak saying he’d out secret agents again if given a chance …

    How it is that Republicans somehow claim to occupy the ground as being pro-defense?

  2. Out?

    Yeah. Right.

    “An unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame’s employment history at the spy agency, disclosed for the first time today in a court filing by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, indicates that Plame was “covert” when her name became public in July 2003.”


  3. I used to live in Bethesda, MD, and everytime I saw Robert Novak on “The McLaughlin Group,” I wanted to cave his fucking skull in. Actually, I’d want to ass-rape every member of “The McLaughlin Group” with a SPAS-12 shotgun (and Taser shells). I always knew that ass-clown was an evil little twerp with a grossly over-inflated impression of his worth, but I’d good and truly like to see him drawn and quartered. Better yet – tie his ass up and give him to Valerie Plame and her former co-workers. Surely she knows someone who can do wet work.