The Watering Hole: July 14 – Valerie Plame

Today in 2003, Valerie Plame, a top CIA operative, was outed by Robert Novak. This was an act of treason that collapsed Central Intelligence operations monitoring Iranian Nuclear weapons development. It also put CIA operatives in Iran at risk and may well have resulted in their deaths.

The only individual prosecuted in the subsequent investigation was Lewis “Scooter” Libby who was indicted on five counts relating to the Plame affair: Two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice. His 30-month prison sentence was commuted by President G. W. Bush before he served any time.

No one, other than Libby, was ever prosecuted for any crime though both VP Dick Cheney and Karl Rove seemed to be strongly woven into the treasonous act, now called “Plame Gate”.

This is our Open Thread. Do you think that justice was served here? You may also rant on anything else that enters your mind.