Thursday, September 29, 2005

FOR EXTREME FANTASIZERS ONLY--

Pontificator over at Daily Kos has a very good diary on the re-emergence of the Plame case in light of Miller getting out of jail and Franklin's guilty plea. What is interesting to me is that if the CIA damage report concludes that agents died as a result of this leak, it could make the leakers subject to the death penalty under the Espionage Act. While I think that's pushing it, and at this point I certainly wouldn't support a measure that draconian (unless, of course, I were a family member of one of the agents that lost their lives, if any did), it would be fun to see all of them--Rove, Cheney, Libby, etc.--sweat the possibility of a death penalty trial. Just to make them sit through it. I would vote to give them life in prison, myself--after all, not even Aldrich Ames got the death penalty. But I want to see them nervous.