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Decoded: Scooter Libby’s Coded Prison Letter To Judith Miller

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Libby may have attempted to telegraph Miller’s testimony. In code, he may have told her to lie, absolve him, and throw Karl Rove under the bus.

Alphaliberal.comThe recently revealed letter that I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby sent to jailed-for-contempt reporter Judith Miller raises more questions than it answers. In something reminiscent of a spy novel, it even appears in sections that Libby is sending Miller a coded message.

The current criminal inquiry is looking into which persons leaked undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity to the public. Based on what is of public record, it appears Karl Rove leaked her identity to reporter Matt Cooper and others. Based on Miller’s recent testimony, it appears Libby was her source. It also remains to be seen whether Rove or Libby, or others, lied to investigators and thereby committed additional crimes.

But Libby’s letter is interesting. His closing paragraph reads as follows:

You went into jail in the summer. It is fall now. You will have stories to cover–Iraqi elections and suicide bombers, biological threats and the Iranian nuclear program. Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work—and life. Until then, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

In intermediate paragraphs he states as follows:

As noted above, my lawyer confirmed my waiver to other reporters in just the way he did with your lawyer. Why? Because, as I am sure will not be news to you, the public report of every other reporter’s testimony makes clear that they did not discuss Ms. Plame’s name or identity with me, or knew about her before our call . . .

Alphaliberal.comTo decipher this letter a theory must be first posited –the theory is this: Scooter Libby DID leak Plame’s identity to Judith Miller. Miller may have told Karl Rove who passed the information on to dozens of others, or Rove could be a leaker as well –and that remains to be seen.

But one thing Libby asserts is that he released Miller’s confidentiality “just the way he did” with others. He is trying to tell Miller she is in the same class as the other reporters (wink, wink) –i.e., he did not leak the information to her.

Secondly the Why? It should go without saying. Why did Libby tell Miller why? It is an obvious attempt to guide her testimony. He tells her the why –it is because the clear public record shows he did not leak to anyone else, and since she is in the same class as everyone else, he didn’t leak to her either (wink, wink).

What this leaves out of course is that Rove will be left out to dry. He may even be enticing her to lie and claim it was Karl Rove, instead of him. But if Miller testifies like Libby wants her too, he will be in the clear. And since the aspens, turn in clusters, because their (neo-con) roots connect them. She can come back to work as the chief propagandist for the Bush administration, and even help them build the case for an invasion of Iran.

Since all neo-cons are connected by their roots and grow in clusters, why pull the roots out of two neo-cons, when you can pull the roots out of only one (Karl Rove) and overall still have a healthier forest of (neo-cons) aspens.

Unfortunately for Libby, it appears Miller told the truth to the Grand Jury and uprooted yet another neo-con in this ongoing investigation.

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  • Ballet, this goes to show that I am right about one thing:

    Never trust ANYONE named Scooter.

  • Rick

    Before writing another article like this one, I suggest listening to this. link

    Coded message, eh?

  • elio zappulla

    Holy Toledo! Somebody in this twisted administration may rot in jail over Valerie Plame, I fervently hope. Talk about the arrogance of power! Mon Dieu!

  • I was unable to get the URL Rick lists above, but the big thing that is missing in your post is common sense. Libby is unlikely to send Miller anything that stupidly written, and it would serve no purpose if he did. You’re reading too many dime-store comic books.

  • Valerie Plame’s identity was outed to the Russians while Bill Clinton was President.

  • If Val was “outed” as people are saying, how did she function as an operative? This is a strange story indeed.

  • Comment 5 posted by Dave on October 2, 2005 10:14 PM:

    Valerie Plame’s identity was outed to the Russians while Bill Clinton was President.

    Can you elaborate on this suggestion? I’ve never heard this one before.

  • Scott asked:

    Can you elaborate on this suggestion? I’ve never heard this one before.

    It was pretty widely reported back a few months ago when the case was in the media a lot, before the hurricanes and the Roberts hearings.
    Here’s the
    Friend of the Court Brief in the case.

  • Maurice

    “She’s a witch – burn her!”

  • Wayne Smyer

    JEFFY GANNON “OUTS” SCOOTER LIBBY: Ace White House reporter, Jeffy Gannon, just revealed to me that he is not Karly Rove’s “Toy Boy” but he does like The “Scooter” a bunch” and thinks the F-You Cheney is “just swell”. very truly yours. Annie Coulter,President of NEOCON Virgins for Baby Bush

  • Wayne Smyer

    This is shameful, just shameful! Annie Coulter is not president of NEOCON Virgins for Bush!! I am,very truly yours, Mariah Carey

  • drl
  • Speaking of Jeffy Gannon-Fleischer, he was at an anti-anti war rally in D.C. last week. In today’s Jeff Gannon piece, “A Stealthy Court Pick,” the dominating Gannon (devoid of his military fatigues and c-f-m government-issued boots) continues his unabashed love fest for this White House. In discussing the Miers nomination, Ms. Gannon says:

    “When you peel away the top layer of beltway bloviation, the brilliant strategy becomes easier to see. Bush has worked closely with Miers for over a decade and knows her philosophy. Conservative critics point to her campaign contributions to Democrats in Texas in 1988 as some indication that she might have liberal tendencies. That may trouble some, but I am encouraged, since I know that a convert to a cause seems to adopt its principles with greater fervor than those who come to it naturally.”

    How unfortunate it is that this expert in Betway Bloviation adopts a position that betrays his own homosexual homies with a greater fervor than James Dobson at a Sisters of Sappho Convention.

  • “Come back to work – and life”


    To Life!

    It’s a great salutation. Too bad that the Likudniks have hi-jacked Judaism, in the name of neoconnerie.

  • Bill O’Neil

    It’s hard for me to believe that Paul Wolfowitz’s name has been left out of all of the talk about this Bush administration lying to the American people about their reasons for going to war (lies). Wolfowitz ( Now head of the World Bank) is clearly mixed up in the lies and deceptions within the Bush administarion and there is no closer friend to Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby than Paul Wolfowitz.

    How soon we forget! I wish that someone would mention Wolfowitz’s role in all that has happened in this case that we have been reading about regarding the leaking of the name of a covert CIA agent ( Valerie Plame).


    Bill O’Neil

  • i’m looking for some comments on the writing that our mr, libby has. I guess they are sold under porno.