It appears as though everything is coming back to Dick Cheney, during his former chief of staff Scooter Libby's trial.
Specifically, was Cheney so obsessed with blunting criticism from Joe Wilson regarding the Administration's false claim that Iraq tried to procure yellowcake uranium from Africa, that he ordered the outing of Valerie Plame.
From a Washington Post article courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Vice President Dick Cheney's press officer, Cathie Martin, approached his chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on Air Force Two on July 12, 2003, to ask how she should respond to journalists' questions about Joseph Wilson. Libby looked over one of the reporters' questions and told Martin: "Well, let me go talk to the boss and I'll be back."
On Libby's return, Martin testified in federal court last week, he brought a card with detailed replies dictated by Cheney, including a highly partisan, incomplete summary of Wilson's investigation into what was suspected to be Iraq's program for weapons of mass destruction.
No evidence has emerged that Cheney told him to do it. But Cheney's dictated reply is one of many signs to emerge at the trial of the vice president's unusual attentiveness to the controversy and his desire to blunt it. His efforts included the extraordinary disclosure of classified information, including one-sided synopses of Joseph Wilson's report and a 2002 intelligence estimate on Iraq.
Under questioning from FBI agent Deborah Bond, Libby acknowledged that he and Cheney may have talked aboard the plane from Norfolk that day about whether to make public Valerie Wilson's CIA employment, Bond testified Thursday.
Her testimony brought Cheney closer than ever to the heart of the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's efforts to discredit Joseph Wilson, who had accused the White House of twisting intelligence he had gathered as it sought to justify the invasion of Iraq.
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