The topic of my Townhall column this week is the L.A. Times “outing” of three North Carolina pilots who worked for Aero Contractors and flew CIA rendition flights. I do a bit of comparing the case of the NC pilots to that of Valerie Plame.
Don’t expect the same type treatment the Plame case received to be applied to this story. The L.A.Times story ends with this quote about one of the rendition missions, “On the flight back to Washington, after the snow had cleared, the rendition team celebrated by ordering 17 shrimp cocktails and three bottles of fine Spanish wine, according to catering invoices obtained by the prosecutors. ” I don’t remember seeing much attention paid to Joe and Valerie Wilson’s cocktails, but I guess that is because their story was about how they were victims of an outing.
Read more in my previous post, An Outing in My Neck of the Woods.