No white house investigation of Plame leak--hey, if a Dem didn't do it, screw it

Friday, March 16, 2007 at 04:49 PM

Remember the President's somber face when first discussing the leak of Valerie Plame's status with the CIA? Remember his somber assurance to the nation that the leak would be investigated and wrongdoers punished?

Hell, remember WMD?

Turns out the promised White House investigation exists only in the same imaginary world as those WMD, that mission that was accomplished, and so many other things Bush.

Raw Story has the story of the testimony of James Knodell, Director of the Office of Security at the White House, before Henry Waxman's House Oversight Committee, to the effect that the administration had never launched an internal probe to determine the source for the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003.

Remember the old joke about how you can tell when a lawyer's lying--his lips are moving? Substitute "Bush" for "a lawyer" and you've got yourself a tried and truism.

Actually, those of us who really expected a legitimate investigation need to go to awareness school. Lawyers never ask a question to which they don't already know the answer, and politicians never launch an investigation when they don't like where it will lead.

Sounds like Karl talked to George about what the investigation would show. Probably while they were in their Bible discussion group.