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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Cheney Should Sue Valerie Plame for Treason

If there's one thing Democrats are good at, it's filing frivolous lawsuits.

Attorneys for Vice President Cheney and top White House officials told a federal judge today they cannot be held liable for anything they disclosed to reporters about covert CIA officer Valerie Plame or her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.

The officials, who include senior White House adviser Karl Rove and Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, argued that the judge should dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wilson that stemmed from the disclosure of Plame's identity to the media.

The suit claims that Cheney, Libby, Rove and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage violated the couple's privacy and constitutional rights by publicly revealing Plame's identity in an effort to retaliate against Wilson. Plame's identity was disclosed in a syndicated column in July 2003, days after Wilson publicly accused the Bush administration of twisting intelligence to exaggerate Iraq's nuclear threat and justify an attack on Baghdad.

Libby was convicted in March of lying to a grand jury investigating the leak.

Attorneys for Cheney and the other officials said any conversations they had about Plame with each other and reporters were part of their normal job duties because they were discussing foreign policy and engaging in an appropriate "policy dispute." Cheney's attorney went farther, arguing that Cheney is legally akin to the president because of his unique government role, and has absolute immunity from any lawsuit.

"So you're arguing there is nothing -- absolutely nothing - these officials could have said to reporters that would have been beyond the scope of their employment [whether it was] true or false?," U.S. District Judge John D. Bates asked.

"That's true, your honor [...]

The next step here should be a suit against Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson by Cheney for treason. Government employees should not publicly criticize the government, but to do so about the way the war on terror is being fought gives comfort to the terrorists and demoralizes the troops in the battlefield.

Also, has anyone ever heard of sovereign immunity? The head of state cannot be prosecuted for actions he takes in leading the country. Cheney definitely doesn't have anything to worry about here.


Anonymous said...

lol, You have to be the dumbest prick on the

Anonymous said...

Um... treason is a capital offense, not a civil one. You cannot sue someone for allegedly committing treason.

veterandem said...

What????? Anon is right on the money on that. You don't sue someone for treason. Gee-whiz, even 8th graders know that.

As for Plame, Cheney outed her like a jail house rat. There is a reason he took FIVE deferrments. He would have tucked his tail between his "muscular" (jeez, that one REALLY cracked me up) legs and ran home. Face "Dick" is nothing more than that. Good luck getting him to run for president. At 18% approval, shit, even Dennis Kucinich could beat him!

Anonymous said...

Shit even Dickwad Dennis Miller could beat him.