Having obsessed a fair amount over the report of the Senate intelligence committee on the Iraqi WMD intelligence, I found this Murray Waas article in the National Journal extremely interesting: Cheney, Libby blocked papers to Senate intelligence panel.
Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, overruling advice from some White House political staffers and lawyers, decided to withhold crucial documents from the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2004 when the panel was investigating the use of pre-war intelligence that erroneously concluded Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, according to Bush administration and congressional sources.
The fact that this is sourced to Bush administration sources seems really interesting to me. Either it’s a case of rats jumping from a sinking ship, or it’s conscious administration spin, attempting to limit the Plamegate damage to Libby and Cheney, keeping Bush (and maybe Rove?) relatively unscathed. Maybe?
Oh, rats. I wasn’t going to talk about Plamegate. Dammit!