Carol Platt Liebau: Hypocrisy Alert

Monday, April 24, 2006

Hypocrisy Alert

Christopher Hitchens notes that sacked CIA leaker Mary McCarthy managed to restrict her opposition to legal, official channels when the policy she opposed was Clinton's bombing of an aspirin factory during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

And the hypocrisy doesn't end there, of course. Because if disclosing Valerie Plame's identity merited a special counsel investigation (which was a ridiculous assertion, given that the whole "Plamegate" affair was "a non-scandal about the not-illegal 'leaking' of the name of a non-covert CIA agent" as I noted here), surely McCarthy's leaks do, too.


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