Did the CIA set up the President with Plamegate?

Posted by: ST on December 1, 2005 at 10:53 am

Cliff Kincaid from Accuracy in Media has an eye-opening piece that discusses some assertions written in a Nov. 3 Washington Post column written by Jim Hoagland where Mr. Hoagland expressed the view that some people in the CIA and other high organizations full of Clinton-era holdovers and supporters were/are out to undermine the Bush administration (Hoagland strongly chided the Bush admin for its handling of la Affaire de Plame as well).

Both Hoagland’s column and Kincaid’s write up about it are must-reads.

(Thanks to ST reader Dan for the tip)

More: Thomas Joscelyn writes a piece titled Anatomy of a Leak, which expresses a similar sentiment regarding the CIA’s war against the Bush administration.

Hat tip: Powerline

(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)

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4 Responses to “Did the CIA set up the President with Plamegate?”


  1. PCD says:

    For decades I’ve been hearing about how the State Department is full of careerists who work against the interests of the US because they’d rather be friends with their counterparts from other countries. These elitists regularly sabotage the US, but are never brought to trial.

    Now, I read the same thing about certain denizens at the CIA. If this is true, not only should these people be brought to the glare of publicitiy, they should be brought to trial.

  2. Severian says:

    It’s becomming increasingly clear that there are elements in both the State Department and the CIA who consider themselves not only above the law, but a shadow government who know better than the elected representatives of this republic how things should be done. These elitist “know it alls” have decided that the US should be a dictatorship run by them, not a republic with democratically elected officials who are responsible for making policy in accordance with the wishes of the electorate, and they are willing to hurt the country and the national interests to get their way.

    These people need to be removed from any positions of power, and the battle to do so is going to get ugly.

  3. Walter E. Wallis says:

    We need to be as smart as Clinton, who fired all political apointees on day one.
    Then bring back the old Hatch act and fire any civil servant who allows political motivation to enter his/her wrk.

  4. PCD says:


    The problem is that All these malcontents in State and CIA are Civil Service, not Political Appointees. Because they are civil service, they know they can’t be fired. That is why they are making such a big stink about them all being covert and anyone “outing” them should be jailed.