With that said we can get back to the conversation between Rove and Novak.That conversation turned to Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador who was strongly criticizing the Bush administration's use of faulty intelligence to justify the war in Iraq. Former Ambassador Wilson had traveled to Africa to check bogus claims that Iraq was trying to buy nuclear materials in Niger. His wife, Valerie Plame was a CIA operative who was an expert in WMD's. By outing Plame, Rove was able to retaliate against Wilson for trying to discredit Bush's war aims.
This is not the first time Rove has used a smear campaign to benifit a like minded GOP member or himself. Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards was one of Rove's targets when Dumbya was running for the GOP ticket in the gubernatorial primary for Governor of Texas. He used a smear campaign against Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 Presidential Campaign, and against Sen. John McCain during the 2000 Presidential Campaign.
Former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland, a decorated Vietnam War Veteran was hit with a Rove smear attack after Max blasted Bush for stonewalling the 9/11 commission, his lies about Iraq's WMD's and his photo-op in a flight-suit on the deck of the USS Lincoln after hiding out during the Vietnam War. Rove also attacked another one of Georgia's sons who, I do believe, had been a prominant Circut Court Judge who was running for State Supreme Court. Rove started circulating lies about this judge that he was a pedophile.
Karl The Fascist Pig Rove had worked for Georgie Boy's daddy in the past and had used his "expertise" to help the elder Bush during elections. You see, neither one of the Bush boys, elder or the punk, has enough in the old cranium to be able to do anything by themselves.
The following is an exerpt from an article written by Wayne Madsen for Counter Punch.org on Nov. 2, 2002. The link for the entire piece is http://www.rense.com/general31/EXPs.htm You will have to copy and paste this link.
WHILE THE INNOCENT DIE, THE RICH THRIVE!
THE TEARS OF ORPHANS CRY OUT "STOP THIS MADNESS!"
KARL THE FASCIST PIG ROVE MUST GO, NOW!!!