Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Annals of Irony

Karl Rove says that Congress can’t be trusted with confidential information about CIA activities because, as he told Bill O’Reilly, they leak too much.

ROVE: Look, it’s interesting. The CIA briefed Congress to this, I guess, in June. And the Congress immediately leaks it. That, itself is, a violation, I think, of several statutes and indicative of why it is so dangerous to give Congress information.

Actually, as Think Progress reports, the plan to assassinate Al-Qaeda leaders was leaked to the Wall Street Journal by former intelligence officials, not Congress.

It was Karl Rove who was instrumental in the leaking of Valerie Plame’s name to the public in an act of political revenge.