Sunday, July 10, 2005

Judy's Jail - Living in Luxury

Check it - want to live like a king? or queen? Just out a CIA agent - boom! You'll be staying in stylish quarters like this.

Sounds like this chick is livin large:

The scene resembles a dormitory with a lounge attached. At one end of a large room. a handful of young men are watching television; in another area, a second group watches a different set. Several inmates are playing cards. The area is bright, sunny, and clean. The furniture-sofa and chairs-is comfortable and clean. The carpet on the floor is unstained. No one has scratched his or her initials in the paints or on the wood tables. Windows allow a view of the outside. Despite all the activity, the room is relatively quiet. The television volume is low, and no one is shouting.

All for the low, low price of breaking the law, ruining someone's career for political gain, and jeopardizing U.S. national security!

Haven't been hearing the 'Rule of Law' and 'Soft on Criminals' tirades from the wingnuts lately. I'm sure it's going to happen soon. I swear...

(hat tip: E & P)

UPDATE: Thought it time to hear a strong voice a dissent. Dissent? Yes, sticking up for national security these days means you are dissenting from the conventional wisdom. Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune weighs in:

CHAPMAN: Look, we have a law against disclosing the names of undercover agents. Everybody agrees that's a good law. In this case it was violated. That's a serious federal felony, and I think any other citizen who was called to testify, having been witness to this crime, would consider it a normal obligation of citizenship to do so, and what we have here is reporters -- a reporter now -- who says she doesn't have that obligation.

And then, of course, we have pappy Bush, who was once CIA himself:

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.

And, finally, that something from that lefty, Castro-loving, radical, Ed Gillespie:

Likewise, when asked whether exposing Valerie Plame's identity would be "worse than Watergate," Bush's close colleague Ed Gillespie said, "Yeah, I suppose in terms of the real world implications of it," adding that "to reveal the identity of an undercover CIA operative -- it's abhorrent, and it should be a crime, and it is a crime."

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