Plamegate 101
October 28, 2005 11:51 AM   Subscribe

Anybody know of a link to a good "Plamegate for beginners" article that I could send to someone who really wasn't paying attention until today?
posted by tizzie to Law & Government (16 answers total)
Start digging here.
posted by Gyan at 11:53 AM on October 28, 2005

That's not helpful at all. That's just a bunch of links.

Try wikipedia, their Plame affair article is fairly succint and helpful to figure out the basics of this complicated, very political event.
posted by geoff. at 11:58 AM on October 28, 2005

There's always this:
posted by advil at 12:01 PM on October 28, 2005

ThinkProgress has had great stuff on this all along--i'd send them there.
posted by amberglow at 12:04 PM on October 28, 2005

Tizzle, here's a great Dummies Guide from the New York Daily News.
posted by johngoren at 12:09 PM on October 28, 2005

Break down of CIA leak story for non-political junkies

From the msnbc. It's pretty basic though.
posted by bigdave at 12:15 PM on October 28, 2005

This is a pretty good summary, too.

Title: Confused about the CIA leak case? Start here.
posted by schnee at 12:20 PM on October 28, 2005

Defective Yeti had a highly readable sum-up as of back in July.
posted by gleuschk at 12:22 PM on October 28, 2005

Plamegate in 12 Words
posted by panoptican at 12:48 PM on October 28, 2005

The actual Libby indictment is very clearly written.
posted by cillit bang at 12:48 PM on October 28, 2005

Fafblog has a one-sentence summary here.
posted by hilker at 1:25 PM on October 28, 2005

Patrick Fitzgerald's opening statement at his news conference was very clear and understandable. It was limited to the indictments, so it doesn't have anything about Rove.
posted by smackfu at 1:50 PM on October 28, 2005

The BBC's quick intro is very basic.
posted by tangerine at 1:51 PM on October 28, 2005

Plamegate explained - Break down of CIA leak story for non-political junkies
posted by masymas at 2:10 PM on October 28, 2005

This Economist article is concise but detailed. The money paragraph is
In late 2002 the Bush administration got word from a foreign intelligence service—thought to be Italy’s—that Saddam Hussein had sought uranium in Niger. Mr Cheney’s office took an interest, seeking to consolidate the case for war. It asked the CIA to follow up, and Joseph Wilson, a retired diplomat, was sent to Africa. He found no evidence for the claim, and after the war wrote as much, angrily, in the New York Times. In the ensuing flap, two “senior administration officials” talked to Bob Novak, a columnist. He wrote that Mr Wilson was sent at the request of his wife, Valerie (née Plame), a CIA “operative” on weapons of mass destruction. Ms Plame had been an undercover spy. Though by the time of Mr Novak's column she had been based safely in Virginia for several years, Mr Novak’s column nonetheless blew her cover. The resulting investigation sought to determine whether someone broke the law in outing her.
posted by caek at 4:41 AM on October 29, 2005

A timeline from DailyKos and a summary.
posted by brokekid at 8:12 PM on October 29, 2005

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