At least one senior official in President Bush’s administration has committed treachery and a probable feloniously criminal act. This person placed partisan interests far above national interests by leaking the identity of an undercover CIA operative.
That act compromised our nation’s security in time of war, endangered ongoing security operations - on WMD’s no less - and put the agent’s own life in peril along with other’s as well as damaged the credibility of our nation’s security apparatus and our leaders. This act is beneath contempt and is treason in the first degree. This betrayer of trust appears to be none other than Presidential advisor Karl Rove. Mr. Rove has proven beyond any doubt that his sick, partisan dogma trumps our nation’s security interests in his opinion.
In a speech on April 26, 1999 President Bush said, "Even though I'm a tranquil guy now at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors."
For once I am in total agreement with this President. It is time for our national leaders to demand that this person be removed from any position of trust or influence and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.