Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Dean statement on Paul O'Neill http://blog.deanforamerica.com/archives/003121.html
"It only took one day for the Bush White House to retaliate against Paul O'Neill with a politically-motivated investigation--and all he did was tell the truth about George Bush’s rush to war in Iraq.
"Meanwhile, 184 days since Robert Novak blew the cover of a CIA operative based on a leak by a White House aide, the White House has yet to identify the guilty party.
"Why doesn’t the President call his staff into the Oval Office one-by-one, and ask them if they disclosed Valerie Plame's identity?
"Paul O’Neill is not a threat to our national security.
"But the disclosure of the identity of an undercover CIA operative undermines a key tenet of national security and is a violation of law."
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