Statement on Paul O'Neill Investigation'
Burlington, VT, January 14, 2004
“It only took one day for the Bush White House to retaliate against Paul O'Neill with a politically-motivated investigation-and all he did was tell the truth about George Bush's rush to war in Iraq.
“Meanwhile, 184 days since Robert Novak blew the cover of a CIA operative based on a leak by a White House aide, the White House has yet to identify the guilty party.
“Why doesn't the President call his staff into the Oval Office one-by-one, and ask them if they disclosed Valerie Plame's identity?
“Paul O'Neill is not a threat to our national security.
“But the disclosure of the identity of an undercover CIA operative undermines a key tenet of national security and is a violation of law.”