Letters: Aug. 15, 2005

Rove on the Spot

Our story on the legal and political storm over the disclosure of a CIA officer's identity and Karl Rove's involvement drew mail from readers who expressed their dismay at the lengths to which the White House will go to discredit critics. Others dismissed the affair as a partisan attack on President Bush's key strategist

Whether Karl Rove technically broke a law when he leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame [wife of Administration critic Joseph Wilson] is beside the point [July 25]. Despite repeated denials by the White House, Rove talked about Plame to TIME's Matthew Cooper...

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