Watch, however, as the Bush apologists in the mainstream media try to spin this. First they'll claim nothing illegal was done, because this was done by the "commander-in-chief"--as though that somehow excluded the Bush regime from following the law. Then, watch as the paid liars over at Fox "News" Channel cry "liberal media!" whenever someone raises a point they can't lie their way out of.
President Bush authorized White House official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to disclose highly sensitive intelligence information to the news media in an attempt to discredit a CIA adviser whose views undermined the rationale for the invasion of Iraq, according to a federal prosecutor's account of Libby's testimony to a grand jury.
The court filing by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for the first time places Bush and Vice President Cheney at the heart of what Libby testified was an exceptional and deliberate leak of material designed to buttress the administration's claim that Iraq was trying to obtain nuclear weapons. The information was contained in the National Intelligence Estimate, one of the most closely held CIA analyses of whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction before the war.
Fitzgerald is doing his job. He is rooting out the people responsible for disclosing the identity of a CIA NOC, in violation of federal law. And to that end, he is gathering solid evidence that cannot be dismissed.
You neocons had better wake up and accept the fact, if you haven't already, that your boys have repeatedly broken the law. And you had better accept that this fact means your bought-and-paid-for party, the Republicans, have so turned the public off that we're likely to see a significant change of power despite all the electoral fraud designed to maintain permanent Republican rule.