Thursday, June 07, 2007
Seems to me leaking possible war plans is far more important — treasonous to use a word misapplied by Miss Dowd — than leaking some mid-level bureaucrat’s name.
Of course it is. But nobody with any sense of perspective would argue that Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert and Nicholas Kristof were intellectually honest when they called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Plame leak. They were not defending any principle. They were trying to achieve the specific result of weakening the Bush administration. Indeed, this is so obvious that even Dowd, Krugman, Herbert and Kristof must know it to be true. Either that, or they are deluding themselves because their self-image will not allow them to admit it.