PLAME UPDATE….I should have mentioned this yesterday, but I got distracted and forgot. On Hardball, MSNBC’s David Shuster reported the following nugget about Valerie Plame on Monday:

Intelligence sources say Valerie Wilson was part of an operation three years ago tracking the proliferation of nuclear weapons material into Iran. And the sources allege that when Mrs. Wilson’s cover was blown, the administration’s ability to track Iran’s nuclear ambitions was damaged as well. The White House considers Iran to be one of America’s biggest threats.

I don’t really know what to make of this. If it’s true, it’s a bombshell, and yet it was dropped almost casually into the middle of Shuster’s report and wasn’t followed up in any way (“Great. Thank you David Shuster,” responded Chris Matthews).

I guess we’ll have to wait and see if anyone else confirms this. I can think of several reasons why this might be either plausible or implausible, but two sentences with no attribution aren’t enough to figure it out. But in any case, that’s the latest.

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