July 10, 2005
Wilson on Rove
Today’s Daily Telegraph has an interview with Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame:
Relaxing in shorts and a polo shirt bearing the logo of the US Marine security detachment in Niger, Mr Wilson sat on his deck and described his wife and Miller as “collateral damage” in the “smear campaign” against him. Mr Rove, he said, should be sacked.
“Any senior government official who participates in such a campaign is engaged in an outrageous abuse of power,” he said as he drew on his cigar. “It is very clear that Karl Rove has been part of this, as evidenced by his phone call to Chris Matthews [a TV political show host] in which he asserted that my wife was fair game.”
“I am not a lawyer and I don’t know whether anyone should be prosecuted for leaking my wife’s name. But I do think that people should be sacked. And those people include Rove.”
… “The real victims of the cover-up are the Congress, the constitution and, most tragically, the Americans and Iraqis who have paid the ultimate price for Bush’s folly.”
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