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"...The Most Insidious of Traitors"

@ 11:18 PM (104 months, 2 days ago)

Let's travel back in time, shall we, for the quote of the day.

It comes courtesy of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

On April 26, 1999, he attended the dedication ceremony for the CIA building that was being named after him (he once served as CIA Director).

And he used the dedication ceremony to talk about the traitors who disclose the names of confidential, covert CIA sources.

He said "We need more protection for the methods we use to gather intelligence and more protection for our sources, particularly our human sources, people that are risking their lives for their country....I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the names of our sources.  They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors."

It is this quote from former President Bush, that Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame use, in their preliminary statement in the complaint they have filed in federal court against Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Scooter Libby.

Read the complaint filed in federal court here:

Former CIA officer claims conspiracy outed her identity