More Juicy Treason Morsels - Eye on Novak
"Harlow, the former CIA spokesman, said in an interview yesterday that he testified last year before a grand jury about conversations he had with Novak at least three days before the column was published. He said he warned Novak, in the strongest terms he was permitted to use without revealing classified information, that Wilson's wife had not authorized the mission and that if he did write about it, her name should not be revealed.
Harlow said that after Novak's call, he checked Plame's status and confirmed that she was an undercover operative. He said he called Novak back to repeat that the story Novak had related to him was wrong and that Plame's name should not be used. But he did not tell Novak directly that she was undercover because that was classified.
In a column published Oct. 1, 2003, Novak wrote that the CIA official he spoke to "asked me not to use her name, saying she probably never again will be given a foreign assignment but that exposure of her name might cause 'difficulties' if she travels abroad. He never suggested to me that Wilson's wife or anybody else would be endangered. If he had, I would not have used her name."
Okay Novak. You have worked in Washington for how long? And you still don't know that if CIA says something shouldn't be said, than it shouldn't be said? Novak is above the CIA folks! Thanks Bob for keeping our national security below your interests. This from a man who was all about pushing the wingnut messages.
The article also discusses the mysteriousness of Judy Miller's involvement. I have said this before and I will say it again. I think Judy Miller is CIA. Conspiracy? Well what the hell else do you make of all of this? Anything seems possible at this point.