Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Red Herring (genus Wingnuttia)

When I saw that poseur Tucker Carlson claiming parity between the outing of Valerie Plame and the disclosure of CIA gulags last week, I knew it was the test-run for a new Republican strategy.

Sure, illegally outing a CIA officer's name in a political smear campaign is morally equivalent to a whistleblower reporting the maintanance of illegal offshore detention centers. Exactly the same.

Update: Jane has some fun news about the WaPo source for the CIA gulags info. My bet? Hagel, or perhaps Lindsay Graham, who has a conscience about these sorts of things.

Update: Check out Gotham Image for a great post.