Richard Armitage: Backstabber
The 'Hubris' Of Richard Armitage, Just One Minute Blog, August 27,2008
Treachery: Why did Armitage, Powell, and Fitzgerald let the "investigation" go forward, The Discerning Texan, August 28, 2006
The "stated mission" of the Special Counsel's task was clear: find out who "leaked" Valerie Plame's name to the media. There is only one problem: it is now clear that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald knew who the source was before the investigation even moved forward. And so did Armitage (the leaker) and Colin Powell (his boss, and Bush's Secretary of State at the time). So why did Powell not come forward; worse, why did Powell, by his silence, allow Fitzgerald to pursue a witch hunt of Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and (finally) Scooter Libby? And why did Fitz himself pursue leads which he already knew to be dead ends--using taxpayer dollars?
These questions are disturbing to say the least, and can easily be construed to mean that Fitzgerald, Powell, and Armitage had it in for Cheney and Rove from the beginning.