The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide and presidential adviser Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Valerie Plame and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, accused Cheney, Rove and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby of revealing Plame’s CIA identity in seeking revenge against Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration’s motives in Iraq.
This is great news. I think it’s clear that Dick started this whole fiasco, so it’s fitting that he would be sued for it. Will this be a civil suit? I would imagine so, but I’m not sure. If so that would mean she could really only nail him for cash, but it certainly would provide some negative PR for the Bush administration.
Nail the hypocritical fuckers. They’re always complaining about leaks — except when they’re the ones doing the leaking.