Our story on Karl Rove's involvement in the disclosure of a CIA officer's identity provoked dismay at the lengths to which the White House will go to discredit critics. Others dismissed the affair as a partisan attack

Whether Karl Rove technically broke a law when he leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame [wife of Bush Administration critic Joseph Wilson] is beside the point [July 25]. Despite repeated denials by the White House, Rove talked about Plame to Time's Matthew Cooper as well as to Robert Novak, the reporter who blew her cover. So the...

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