So now Bob Woodward is testifying in Plamegate. It seems that he found out about the identity of Valerie Plame about a month before Scooter Libby is accused of doing so. With this level of incompetence showing in Fitzgeralds investigation what else could he have missed?
How do you run an investigation of Bush administration officials leaking Plames identity to the press and not even think to question the Assistant Managing Editor of the WaPo? Not to mention that he's probably the most famous journalist in the United States.
After nearly two years of investigating this, Fitzgerald seems to be no closer to figuring out who was first to leak Plames name to the media.
FROM THE LEFT (courtesy of Lefty Metalhead):
I wouldn't jump to such conclusions just yet. There are currently two theories regarding Woodward's recent comments. The first one indicates that Woodward secretly knows all the dirt regarding Cheney/Rove and Bush, and he will try to take them down with him. The second, which seems more plausible to me, is that Woodward is trying to put smoke in the air, thus bringing up questions regarding the credibility of Fitzgerald's investigation. Perhaps Woodward is in cahoots with some of Cheney's people (he could actually be Woodward's source) to discredit Fitzgerald and bring Libby some light at the end of the tunnel.
While compelling, the question isn't whether Fitzgerald investigated properly or not. I will suggest, however, that the question(s) be: What does Woodward really know, and why is he speaking-out NOW? Interesting stuff.
At this point, both Osgiliath and I can be right about this. We'll have to wait and see. Great post dude, you beat me to it!