Shuster: Plame Was Working On Iran, Leak Damaged National Security
It seems to me that those that are in such an uproar over the leak of Valerie Plame's name and claim that it had a negative impact on our national security would be hesitant, to say the least, about disclosing further information about Plame--especially information that pertains to what she was working on while at the CIA. But apparently, if that particular information is potentially damaging for the Bush administration, it's a different story. Here's what David Shuster reported on tonight's Hardball:
MSNBC has learned new information about the damage caused by the White House leaks. Intelligence sources say Valerie Wilson was part of an operation three years ago tracking the proliferation of nuclear weapons material into Iran. And the sources allege that when Mrs. Wilson's cover was blown, the administration's ability to track Iran's nuclear ambitions was damaged as well.
Video available here.
Of course, the hypocrisy of the left and their allies in the media has already been exposed by the vicious double-standard in their coverage of Plame leak vs. the "secret prisons" leak by Mary McCarthy--the latter being unquestionably more damaging to national security.