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Originally Posted by Gregs300CD
True, and true.
But, I don't believe that anyone would have been asking questions that required false or misleading testimony if there wasn't something to investigate in the first place.
Well, outing a CIA agent is a crime, is it not? Why do you say there was nothing to be investigated? It is obvious to anyone that has read the testimony that Cheney sought to do exactly that, and he and his co-conspirators simply beat the rap on technicalities. Do you deny that Cheney and Libby in fact intentionally sought to make Ms. Plame's status as a CIA agent known to the press? Did the state not have a right to investigate their activities, given the law on outing CIA agents? Did those called upon to testify have right to make their own judgements on the rightness of the state's investigation that gave them the right to commit perjury?
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