I am now beginning to worry that absent indictments in the Plame affair, our friends on the left are going to do bodily damage to themselves our of rage/agony.
Over at the dKos, they are celebrating an anticipatory ‘Fitzmas,’ while the defense lawyers at Talk Left have already tried, plea-bargained, convicted, and passed on the possible sentences. You will not be surprised to learn that some who list to the port side of this Carnival Cruise called life think that life in prison is a possibility.
Meanwhile, Jacob Weisberg at Slate just became an enemy of the Democratic state for this paragraph:
But in the hands of a relentless and ambitious prosecutor like Fitzgerald, the absence of evidence that you’ve broken a law just becomes an invitation to develop a case based on other possible crimes, especially those committed in the course of defending yourself, like obstruction of justice and making false statements. Call witnesses back enough times and you can usually come up with something. Special prosecutors never give up, because saying no crime was committed, after investing years and tens of millions of public dollars, counts as abject failure. And if gleanings from the grand jury room are to be believed, Fitzgerald may go beyond the Ken Starr-style foolishness to bring more creative crap charges of his own devising.
It will be fun to see the reactions to that.
Me- I am sticking to my very original statement, made in July 2003:
If some ‘senior officials’ compromised CIA agents, heads need to roll and someone needs to go to jail or have his/her career ruined.
That is all it really boils down to, isn’t it?