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So, in The End, The Source…

…of Valerie Plame’s supposedly secret identity, or so the NY Times suggests, could have been Colin Powell or his deputy, Rich Armitage. Watch heads explode all over Washington trying to figure out how to handle this one. It will be like the androids on that old Star Trek episode faced with the unanswerable condundrum about what happens wihen a liar says he’s lying: “But if you are lying then you can’t be telling the truth but if you say you are lying then you are telling the truth if you are lying but you can’t tell the truth….Norman, compute, Norman, compute….” And BOOOOM!

Will this mean that the bloom will come off the always-sweet-smellling Powell rose, or is it time for the wholesale reexamination of Powell on the moderate-lib-left that he mysteriously avoided in 2003 after it turned out his speech on WMB didn’t have all the facts straight?

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