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PoliticsI’ve seen a lot of media attention given to the now confirmed disclosure that it was Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, and not the White House, that leaked Valerie Plame’s name. Most of it points out that critics of the administration spent the better part of three years claiming those closest to the President threw her under the bus to get even with her husband.

The one thing I have not seen is any public apologies or retractions from those who so often repeated those charges. Where is the public statement from Howard Dean, John Kerry, or even Kos?

People should call on them to say, “Oops. We blew it. It turns out we were way off base. In an attempt to reset the political discourse to a reasonable level, we’ll grudgingly acknowledge that we flew off the handle, made wild accusations with no facts, and sullied the reputation of two guys that apparently did nothing wrong.”

Something tells me we won’t be seeing any comments like that.

Written by Michael Turk