Originally posted by: Rocky
Scut you can keep saying it, but in this case it isnt true. Wilson didnt leak anything and he didnt break the law. The CIA probably shouldve made him sign something liek they usually do, but they didnt. You may have no noticed nothing criminal has been brought against Wilson, wonder why? Or maybe you are going to blame the liberal justice system in this country? lol
You're not getting my point and I don't think you really want to at this point. If you are granted security clearance by the Federal Government, you agree not to release certain pieces of information. Period. If you do, you can be brought up on charges. My old roommate from the military and several of my relatives all have Top Security clearance and cannot talk about anything they know. They signed nothing about specific pieces of information they were told or discovered. It's a blanket security measure. If a piece of information is classified, you cannot discuss it or release it.
Why is Wilson not being charged? Good question, but I suspect since the very people using him as a showpiece are also high ranking members of Congress, there's no incentive to do so. Moreover, it's bad PR if the Republicans ask for an indictment now. "First they out his wife, now they're trying to throw him in jail to shut him up!" Whoever leaked Plame in the first place has pretty much guaranteed he'll never be charged. Because the Justice department is run by Bush appointees and isn't non-partisan, Wilson's going to walk on this one.
Of course, this is all rather irrelevent now isn't it? Bush said it was British Intel in the SOTUA, the British Intel services still believe Saddam tried to buy Yellowcake, Wilson's report never said Saddam didn't try and came to no conclusions, plus Wilson has recanted on his key points of the NYT Op Ed.
Still doesn't make what Libby did right, but it sure makes Wilson's involvement with Yellowcake irrelevent in this whole thing.