CIA Leak: The Talking Points Take Shape
posted at 11:24 am on April 24, 2006 by Allahpundit
Got a link round-up coming later about alleged CIA leaker Mary McCarthy for those who missed the blog coverage this weekend. In the meantime, here’s Sunday-morning video of John Kerry, former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers, and NPR correspondent Juan Williams framing the moral calculus in terms of McCarthy’s willingness to suffer the consequences of violating her oath of secrecy.
Except, of course, that she wasn’t willing to suffer the consequences: not only did she request anonymity from the reporters she leaked to, but this article from Saturday’s WaPo notes that she failed more than one polygraph before ‘fessing up. She didn’t fall on her sword; Porter Goss ran her through.
Here’s Byron York at the Corner on Friday providing some added context to the calculus.
As for the clip, you’ll be tempted to stop watching after Kerry. Don’t. Williams is the star of this show, and he’s not on until the final act.