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Joe Wilson on Rove’s resignation.

After Karl Rove’s resignation this morning, Ambassador Joe Wilson, a central figure in the CIA leak scandal and husband of former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame, issued a statement:

Karl Rove’s resignation signals the final chapter in the Bush administration’s betrayal of the identity of a covert CIA officer. When this breach of national security occurred, the President promised the American people that anybody in his administration responsible for the leak would be removed. Rove, identified by the prosecutors as one of the leakers, not only was not summarily dismissed, but has been allowed to leave on his own terms, to praise from the President.

This sordid tale of compromising national security to cover-up and distract from the false rationale for the invasion of Iraq will forever remain in history a black mark on the Bush presidency.

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