Baseball Crank
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October 1, 2003
POLITICS/WAR: More from the Plame Wars

I don't have the ambition to do a big post on this yet -- but Sparkey over at Sgt. Stryker noted something vurrrry interesting: Joseph Wilson is employed by the Middle East Institute, a think tank funded by my friend and yours, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (He's also apparently an advisor to a lobbying firm for the Turkish government).

Now, let's assume for the sake of argument that Valerie Plame really was a covert operative -- or even an analyst with access to sensitive information and responsibility for interpreting it -- working on sensitive WMD intelligence issues. Am I the only one who finds it scary that, at the very same time, her husband is on the payroll of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is (to put it mildly) at least an arguably unfriendly government? At the risk of sounding like Tailgunner Joe here, how many other people on the CIA's Middle East/terrorism/WMD beat are financially supported by the Wahabbis or other hostile/fanatical foreign powers? And if there isn't a law against this, shouldn't there be?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:37 AM | Politics 2002-03 • | War 2002-03 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Wait! 'The Covert Comic' a.k.a. John Alejandro King, claims to have been in the same DO training class as Val Plame.

his URL is www.covertcomic.com

If you have info on The Covert Comic', I'll gladly take it!

natalya

Posted by: natalya at March 25, 2005 11:26 PM

And it has to be true, assuming 'The Covert Comic' is John A. King. Trust me on this one, folks - I was there too.

Posted by: Chris Childs at December 8, 2005 2:03 AM
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