No one should be celebrating July 4th more than I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who has been so liberated by certain of the nation’s top officials that he apparently breathes the same rarefied air—somewhere high above the law.
Truthdig tips its hat this week to Valerie Plame Wilson, who packed quite a punch Friday during her first public testimony since her 2003 outing as a covert CIA operative. The ex-agent proved she was no slouch when it comes to speaking truth to power with her strong words about the Bush administration’s role in leaking her identity in 2003.
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was found guilty on four of the five counts of perjury and obstruction for which he was standing trial. Media Matters anticipates the misinformation talking points likely to circulate in the mainstream media.
Variety reported Friday that Warner Bros. has bought the “life rights” (a somewhat alarming term) of former CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, and plans to make a movie about their lives. In addition to using secondhand accounts of Plame’s outing by big players in the Bush administration, WB scribes may pull from her memoir, “if the CIA permits her to publish it.”