Thursday, October 13, 2005

She's on fire

Good questions.
firedoglake: 10/09/2005 - 10/15/2005: "How does it happen that at the highest levels of our government a CIA operative cannot be assured that her true vocation -- that of a CIA NOC, the most protected class of CIA operative there is -- would not be considered sacrosanct? That the national security interests of the nation as a whole would pale in comparison to the need for immediate retribution to staunch a political wound? That the long-term consequences, the ripple of this single name being dropped like a bombshell into the international intelligence community, would not rise to the level of trumping personal payback for the persons involved in making this decision?

How do we have people at this high level of government who are more concerned with maintaining their own power than they are with protecting the nation's security secrets during a time of war?"
In an earlier postshe lays out why Plamegate is so important. Two years ago I felt like a lonely voice, considered by many to be too dramatic. I felt people just didn't understand that there was a deeper principle here. Maybe it comes from reading too much, Ludlum and Robinson.There are always consequences. I believe physics explains this best:

An object at rest, stays at rest, an object in motion stays in motion (both are affected by outside forces)
The harder you push, the faster you go
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Of course, you have to have had science in school for this to make any sense.

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