AGHAST. That's my reaction to this post by Glenn Reynolds:
THE REAL WILSON SCANDAL: Forget Valerie Plame, the big scandal is why anyone in the Bush Administration would ever have tasked a guy with Wilson's views with an important mission.
Regardless of the rest of the story, heads should roll for that.I'm not even going to address what Wilson's views might be. That isn't the point, and it's completely irrelevant to my concern here. "Forget Valerie Plame"? Even leaving room... [The Light of Reason]
Reynolds doesn't care about felony that's been comitted, or the lives that have been endangered, but instead he complains that Wilson shouldn't have been sent to Nigeria because he wasn't a Crusader (and therefor might be inclined to make an honest report). I'm constantly amazed at how anti-American the Crusaders are--that kind of "yes men only" thinking is more typical of dictatorships such as Saddam Hussein's Iraq.