As it now seems pretty clear that it was Karl Rove who outed Valerie Plame, and now the media is going to go off in a thousand different directions, whether it's Rove's bullshit defense about what he did knowingly, or about the right of the press to protect confidential sources, or about waivers and who had them and what did they actually waive, let's not forget the bottom line here. This administration is corrupt. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, or something else, that should make you pretty upset.
Now, Rove may be able to weasel his way out of this somehow, by relying on exact definitions of some legal term, and no one being able to prove exactly what his intent was, and maybe he'll be able to avoid going to jail. But using common sense, we all know basically what happened, and why. Rove did this as retribution for the damage done to the administration by Plame's husband. And Rove isn't some out of control flunky, he's at the top of this administration. Let's also not pretend that he would do something like this on his own. Unless you truly believe that Rove is actually running the show (which would bring up a lot of other probelms since no one elected his fat ass), then I don't see how you can believe that he would just unilaterally decide to do this. Now, I'm sure that it would be hard to find any evidence that anyone else knew, and I wouldn't expect Rove to implicate anyone else, even if he ends up in prison, but I'm just not going to buy that he did this behind the backs of everyone else in the administration. And we all knew what the motive for this was when it happened, anyway. Now, I thought I had heard Bush say things about plugging leaks, and how this particular leak was a big deal and they wanted to prosecute this to the full extent of the law, but I haven't heard any statements coming out about that since his buddy has been implicated. It's also even more disgusting that the whole Plame/Wilson mess is all tied up into the WMD lies that got us into the ridiculous war in Iraq. No matter how you look at it, no matter what can be proved or not, one thing is pretty clear, this administration is full of shit. Hopefully, the truth will come out for everyone to see, and anyone who broke the law will be prosecuted, but even if that doesn't happen, people need to wake up and demand accountability from this corrupt administration. Assholes.