According to President Bush, regarding the entire affair of "outing" Valerie Plame as a CIA agent:
"I'm aware of the fact that perhaps somebody in the administration did disclose the name of that person, and I've often thought about what would have happened had that person come forth and said, 'I did it.' Would we have had this, you know, endless hours of investigation and a lot of money being spent on this matter?"
[. . .]
"It's been a tough issue for a lot of people in the White House, and it's run its course and now we're going to move on."
Actually, sir, it's been a tough issue for a lot of people throughout the country. And it certainly has not "run its course". Its course ends with bringing those who are responsible to some form of justice.
How could a President who claims to take so very seriously his duty to protect the American people from threats, who heads a party which claims a superior ability to defend national security, take the issue so lightly?
As I've said recently, the whole Libby mess is essentially a side show which is not particularly important in the grand scheme of things. But there ARE particularly important issues that have yet to be resolved, and the President just shrugs his shoulders and says:
"Gawrsh, it shore woulda been nice if the varmint who betrayed his country just up and turned hisself in. Woulda saved us all a lot of trouble and expense. But he didn't, so I guess we'll just move on then..."
Now THAT'S worthy of some outrage.