A bipartisan investigation by the Senate intelligence committee subsequently established that all of these claims were false -- and that Mr. Wilson was recommended for the Niger trip by Ms. Plame, his wife. When this fact, along with Ms. Plame's name, was disclosed in a column by Robert D. Novak, Mr. Wilson advanced yet another sensational charge: that his wife was a covert CIA operative and that senior White House officials had orchestrated the leak of her name to destroy her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson.As Dan Froomkin noted today, the Washington DC press corps was against this case from the beginning. So much so that they seem to be willfully blind to the facts not only produced at trial, but printed in their very own fucking newspaper.
Earth to all of you- the CIA referred this case to Justice, not Joe Wilson. The CIA also said that they sent Joe Wilson because they wanted to answer the question the VP's office asked. End of story. None of this is particularly difficult. Neither is the fact that this administration ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS attacks the messenger.
Libby was convicted because he broke the law. He did it to save his boss embarrassment that might cost his party a presidential election.
He deserves to go to jail. They all do. And Fred Hiatt should be hounded out of the newspaper business for publishing crap like this.