I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, told a grand jury that he was authorized by his “superiors” to disclose classified information to reporters about Iraq’s weapons capability in June and July 2003, according to a document filed by a federal prosecutor.
The document shows that Mr. Libby, known as Scooter, was actively engaged in the Bush administration’s public relations effort to rebut complaints that there was little evidence to support the claim that Saddam Hussein possessed or sought weapons of mass destruction, which was used to justify the invasion of Iraq.
Okay, shall we all ask loudly: “Why isn’t the Vice President under investigation? Why not the President, who also had a reporting relationship with Libby? He was ordered to attack political foes and support lies to take the country to war.
The Administration has used the identity of a CIA operative as a political bludgeon to silence critics, yet it is beyond the reach of an investigator? That wasn’t the case about a blow-job, why should it be about treason?