How Can You Tell John Kerry's Lying
His lips are moving. Old joke, of course, but apropos today
:The Massachusetts Democrat, who lost to Bush in the 2004 presidential election, also said the alleged White House leak of a CIA agent's identity was more serious than the media's disclosure of the spying program.
Bush said Monday that it was "a shameful act" for someone to have leaked details of the program to The New York Times, and he suggested the Justice Department is investigating the leak.
Though leaking any classified information is against the law, "there is a world of difference between what the president's engaged in and what was leaked out of the White House," Kerry told reporters after addressing ironworkers at a local labor hall.
"The leak in the White House was an effort to destroy somebody and his family and attack them for telling the truth," the senator said, referring to former ambassador Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame. Her identity as a CIA analyst was exposed in July 2003 after Wilson challenged an administration justification for the Iraqi war.
It consistently amazes me that anybody pretends that Joe Wilson was telling the truth. The media covered the story of Wilson's lies after the Senate Intelligence Committee issued its report, and Wilson faded into the woodwork for awhile. But when it looked like Plamegate might result in an indictment of Karl Rove, the media cheerfully forgot that Wilson had been disgraced.