If you are looking for the person who has lied; distorted; and deliberately tried to create mischief and undermine the credibility of the U.S.government, while at the same time promoting himself and his own role in the affair---you need look no further than Joseph Wilson, husband of Valerie Plame. The prevarications originated with him. The lies originated with him.
I suspect that the leaks being investigated could very likely have originated from the same malignantly self-absorbed source.
That's my take. We shall see how it all comes down soon.
Now this from the Washington Post (hat tip: Malkin):
Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame’s CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming — falsely, as it turned out — that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush’s closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It’s unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.
I love being right.
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And then there's this: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA(it's hard to stop laughing).