Oh, the things you find by clicking the linkys!!!
Far be it for me to actually call someone a liar,
but in this case I will.
As House Intelligence Committee chairman when Republicans still controlled Congress, Hoekstra had tried repeatedly to learn Plame's status from the CIA but got only double talk from Langley.
Waxman, the 67-year-old, 17-term congressman from Beverly Hills, may be a bully and a partisan. But he is no fool who would misrepresent the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). Waxman was correctly quoting Hayden (quote is factually incorrect).
But Hayden, in a conference with Hoekstra Wednesday, still did not answer whether Plame was covert under the terms of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act
Anyone who wasn't drunk or counting the hours until sundown during the hearings is well aware of what Rep Waxman said NUMEROUS times, i.e.-
Plame's testimony on the covert nature of her job was buttressed by a statement that Waxman read at the hearing's opening which, he said, was approved by Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the CIA's director. The statement said that Plame worked in a covert capacity at the time of Novak's column and that her employment status was classified under an executive order.
Anyone see the difference here? I knew you would,
we got people who read this blog with IQ's over 45. The CIA has rules they run by, and one of them probably has to due with protocol about these types of situations.
The rest of Novakulas op-ed ist just as stupid, but as staying for any period of time reading "Townhall" kills brain cells, I'll save it for another day.