Friday, October 03, 2003

In a counter-example of the attractiveness of someone singing your suspicions back to you, here's Howard Fineman belting out a grand old number about how the Plame affair is a covert, decades-long fight between the neocons in the White House and the realists in the CIA gone messily public in the most overt of ways. Note also that this is a variant of what I was talking about yesterday - the beltway habit of thought that looks for clues to occulted power-struggles in hidden places.

Which is another way of saying, it sounds like a grand story, but I can't help but think it's just that - a constructed narrative built on god knows what evidence.

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