August 30, 2006

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: “Patrick Fitzgerald’s three-year manhunt to track down who blew Valerie Plame’s CIA ‘cover’ has been exposed as a costly sham. He apparently knew all along that his man was not Scooter Libby. . . . From top to bottom, this has been one of the most disgraceful abuses of prosecutorial power in this country’s history. That it’s taking place at a time of war only magnifies its sordidness.”

UPDATE: Tom Maguire: “Oh, stop. I yield to no one in my enthusiasm for belittling the investigatory ineptitude that allowed Fitzgerald to overlook the leak to Bob Woodward by Richard Armitage. (And I want to copyright ‘What else did Fitzgerald not know, and when did he not know it?’) I suppose that is a ‘lie’ in the ‘Bush lied’ sense, but I don’t think anyone can argue that Fitzgerald knew the statement was false when he made it, or intended to deceive others, or made it with reckless disregard for the truth. Fitzgerald was wrong, but it was not a lie.”