Wilson-Plame Scandal: Instapundit too confused to comment; Sullivan is silent

This story is great because it is so cut and dry. I mean, Robert Novak admitted he got the tip about Plame from a senior Administration official, so no questions there. And outing undercover agents is definitely illegal as hell. So where’s the confusion?

Yet InstaPundit says it’s “too complicated” for him to take a stand. And Sullivan has been stone-cold silent. Not a peep, not a comma, nothing.

This could be the moment of truth, Bush and Co. finally hoisted on their own petard, and Sully is going on in a manner that can only be described as surreal about how the worst in Iraq may well be over again and peace and joy are just around the corner.

Pretending it isn’t there won’t make this go away. This is trouble indeed, and it’s just starting.

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The Discussion: 2 Comments

At this point, I align myself with the Instapundit camp, and wait patiently in ‘confusion.’ This story is not over. It may fizzle, or it may go bang.

September 29, 2003 @ 6:15 pm | Comment

as i read the instapundit piece, his confusion stemmed from an inability to construe a credible motive for the administration to have instigated Any Such Thing. assuming that a calculated, well-reasoned motive would have been required, and all possible repercussions would have been considered.

which makes sense, i guess. i mean, it’s not as though we’ve seen the slightest hint of arrogance, condescension, spite or spleen from any of the movers or shakers of this administration…

have we.

October 1, 2003 @ 5:05 am | Comment

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