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Top Dems Formally Demand Termination of Rove's Security Clearance

By David Sirota

Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney (D) today announced that all Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today sent a letter to President Bush demanding that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's security clearance be revoked in the wake of revelations that he was involved in the leak of a covert CIA operative's name.

This is a major development - Democrats of all stripes on the committee are coming together to do what's right. And as I wrote yesterday, historical precedent shows that the absolute least the White House must do is make sure a security risk like Rove is not allowed access to anymore classified information. Let's see what President Bush's formal response to this letter will be.

You can read the letter to Bush at: Dems Letter to President.pdf

You can see the press release about the letter at:



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Pardon me for asking but isn't the divulgence of an undercover CIA operative's identity a threat to national security?

And isn't it, more particularly, ironic that the national security in question is that of an operative who's job it was to protect this country of ours from potential terrorist attacks?

And so the question becomes not whether Karl Rove should be reprimanded or, oh my goodness, fired but whether this action which compromised national security should be and will be accountable as treason against the American people.

To jeopardize national security to protect the political agenda is not serving the people.

The idea that Rove operated without the consent or knowledge of his "boss" is another question which really pierces the heart of the issue.

How deep does the rabbit hole go?

The rabbit hole ends where the Rove Rabbit feces accumulates, gravity is cool isn't it?

..the other side of surreality -the most bizarre White House in history . How will historians ever put pen to paper?

If justice is done, it will be handcuffs to wrists.

And some frog-marching.

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