Miller was WHIG operative--CONFIRMED!
Corrente was right on the money. Yesterday's conspiracy theory is today's news. Read on:
7. I suggest that Times management--Keller, Sulzberger--was embedded in the disinformation campaign run by the White House Iraq Group, that Miller was their operative, and Libby was their handler.
Of course, their White House handler wouldn't have been crass enough to offer them money; the access to power, and the promise of scoops, would have been enough. The scoops were to come from Chalabi. (It doesn't matter whether the White House still had faith in Chalabi; what matters is that the Times did).
WASHINGTON - It was called the White House Iraq Group and its job was to make the case that Saddam Hussein had nuclear and biochemical weapons.
Besides Rove and Libby, the group included senior White House aides Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin, James Wilkinson, Nicholas Calio, Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley. WHIG also was doing more than just public relations, said a second former intel officer.
"They were funneling information to [New York Times reporter] Judy Miller. Judy was a charter member", the source said.
So, among the 50 stories that WHIG planted in the runup to the war, some were from Judy "Kneepads" Miller.
One dot connected.
Our remaining dots at the Times are Keller and Sulzberger. And doesn't this story put all Judy's claims that "I can do whatever I want," and "running amok," and being in the "driver's seat" in a new light, doesn't it?
Surely it's obvious that when she says that, she's protecting Keller and Sulzberger? As well as her ability to "eat lunch in this town" and travel to conferences and pontificate on freedom of the press?
The Plame story is a sideshow; it's the tape on the Watergate doors.
The real story is the WHIG: A massive domestic covert operation, a disinformation campaign run directl from the White House, to "fix the facts and the intelligence around the policy" by planting stories in the press to lead the country into war.
UPDATE I've organized this series of posts into a book. Click on the "Previous" and "Next" buttons to follow the story as it unfolds for us.