If Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton does not resign then she will lose all credibility and hope, however faint, of obtaining the oval office in the future. This is her yellow-cake moment.
From Glenn Greenwald:
For the moment, leave to the side the question of whether knowingly administering ineffective vaccines to Pakistani children is a justified ruse to find bin Laden (just by the way, it didn’t work, as none of the health workers actually were able to access the bin Laden house, though CIA officials claim the program did help obtain other useful information). In light of all the righteous American outrage over this prison sentence, let’s consider what the U.S. Government would do if the situation were reversed: namely, if an American citizen secretly cooperated with a foreign intelligence service to conduct clandestine operations on U.S. soil, all without the knowledge or consent of the U.S. Government, and let’s further consider what would happen if the American citizen’s role in those operations involved administering a fake vaccine program to unwitting American children. Might any serious punishment ensue? Does anyone view that as anything more than an obvious rhetorical question?
As for all the members of Congress up in arms over the arrest, conviction and sentancing of Shakil Afridi — to steal a phrase from former Secretary of State Collin Powell — c’mom people, think!