October 18, 2005
JACOB WEISBERG TELLS DEMOCRATS to stop enjoying the Plame case:
Hold the schadenfreude, blue-staters. Rooting for Rove's indictment in this case isn't just unseemly, it's unthinking and ultimately self-destructive. Anyone who cares about civil liberties, freedom of information, or even just fair play should have been skeptical about Fitzgerald's investigation from the start. Claiming a few conservative scalps might be satisfying, but they'll come at a cost to principles liberals hold dear: the press's right to find out, the government's ability to disclose, and the public's right to know.
Depending, of course, on what Fitzgerald does.
UPDATE: And note this observation:
[I]t is not a crime in this country to discredit Joseph Wilson – if it were, we’d have to lock up every member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Heck, we'd have to lock up Joseph Wilson.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Steve Sturm wonders why Wilson lied about his trip.