It appears that John Hannah, a senior national-security aide on Cheney's staff, and Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby bear part of the responsiblity for the leak and could face criminal indictments.
"The strategy of the FBI is to make clear to Hannah "that he faces a real possibility of doing jail time," as a way to pressure him to name superiors, one federal law enforcement official said."
Yes yes! I *SO* hope that Cheney knew something about the leak, but even if he didn't, odds are good that Press Secretary Karl Rove did.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have senior Bush administration officials dragged out of their offices in handcuffs, just in time for the next election?! Some are already starting to speculate that Bush will dump Cheney as VP for the next election and maybe find someone more popular like Rudy Giuliani, in an attempt to distance his ticket from a guy who looks like he may be going down (if not for major crimes, then quite possibly to the grave) and who has all the humanistic appeal of Mr. Burns, albeit none of the humor. Excellent!
Of course, given what we know about who has been pulling the strings over the past several years, trying to replace Cheney would be like the Bush administration trying to distance themselves from the Bush administration. Who'd believe it?
The rot runs too deep. Time to amputate!