Libby: White House sacrificed him for Rove

Lawyers: Libby Blamed for Leak to Protect Rove

Top White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide Scooter Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity to protect President Bush's political strategist, Karl Rove, Libby's defense attorney said Tuesday as his perjury trial began.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012307R.shtml

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Libby: White House sacrificed him for Rove

MSNBC

01/23/07

Top White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide ‘Scooter’ Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA operative’s identity to protect President Bush’s political strategist, Karl Rove, Libby’s defense attorney said Tuesday as his perjury trial began and the first witness took the stand. I. Lewis Libby is accused of lying to FBI agents, who began investigating after syndicated columnist Robert Novak revealed that a chief Bush administration critic, Joseph Wilson, was married to CIA operative Valerie Plame...

//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16770023/



Scooter’s tragic innocence

Salon
by Nick Bromell

01/24/07

To me, the puzzle of Scooter Libby is not that he’s a highly paid lawyer who likes to drink shots of tequila now and then. Nor is it the question of whether he was betrayed by his superiors. The deep mystery to me is that for years Scooter somehow managed to reconcile who he is with what his masters and mentors demanded of him. Easygoing, tolerant, humane, balanced, modest and witty, he is precisely everything that the Bush administration is not...

//www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2007/01/24/scooter_libby/



The trial of Dick Cheney

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

01/24/07

Libby’s defense is (1) Rove did it, and he, Libby, is a ’sacrificial lamb,’ the fall guy for the White House, and (2) he had no reason to lie about the Plame matter, that this was at the extreme periphery of his concerns, and, in ‘recalling’ how he came upon the information that Plame was in fact a CIA agent, he simply failed to remember with any degree of accuracy because of all the weighty matters that he had to deal with in his capacity as chief of staff at the OVP. Fitzgerald, for his part, will show that this is simply not the case, that the Plame matter was one of Libby’s central concerns, and that both he and Cheney could almost be said to be obsessed with Wilson’s accusations that the administration was cooking the intelligence to fit a preordained conclusion...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10384


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