And that's a totally different kind of statement as well, Gonk. I can certainly respect your opinion. I remember when OWM, for example, strongly believed that it was Cheney. But that was back when OWM was blaming Cheney for everything including camping trips. Such speculations form any political debate. It might still be Cheney. At this point, it could be Barak Obama for all we know. However, that's a far cry from making definate statements like Plame undoubtedly was a covert operative, or that there is no question that a crime was committed. Remember during the election, when Sandy Berger (Clinton's former NSA) acting for Kerry's election campaign, stuffed a bunch of documents from the national archives down his pants and was caught walking out? That too, could have been dirty politics, or it could have been a crime. Does anyone know the results of that investigation, and how it may compare to this one?