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7/19/2005 01:13:00 AM | Timothy

Outing CIA agents not always bad?
Nathan Newman and Brad Plumer remind us the problems with making this an absolute principle, based on the history of the C.I.A.

Mind you, it is hypocritical for Republicans to claim this. But is it hypocritical (or whatever) for the Republicans to claim that Democrats are being hypocritical? Well, Newman's and Plumer's argument seems to be a liberal argument, not a Democratic one, if you understand the difference. I've been meaning to post about hypocrisy and the pointing out of hypocrisy on the other side for a year or two. Maybe when this article for the American Political Science Association is done.

Update: For example, Who can take House Whip Roy Blunt seriously when he says this:

It "[It] certainly wouldn't be the first time that the CIA might have been overzealous in sort of maintaining the kind of top-secret definition on things longer than they needed to,"


Also: Read the Moose on Conservative Anonymous



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