I believe there are similarities between both cases. In the Hutton-case, the investigation is to find out whether Dr. Kelly's suicide was induced, either directly or indirectly, by the British Government and/or the Department of Defense (DoD).
The Wilson case ia somewhat different as Mrs Wilson is, afortunately, still alive. But one cannot deny the danger to her personal security as a result of someone revealing her CIA
In both cases, there seems to be 'involvement', either actively or passively, of the highest positions in Government and the President's/PM's 'inner circle' of people.
"The media/DNC driven CIA leak that everyone is babbling about ....
Media driven CIA
leak? Are you sure you know what you are talking about? Somebody who knew Mrs Wilson works for the CIA contacts
7 journalists. Now I can somehow imagine an unintentional 'slip of the tongue' when a Senior Administration Officials talks to a reporter, but seven
'slips of the tongue' to seven
different reporters seems like intentional
to me. Don't shoot the messenger!
"I'm really surprised one of our rabid Bush bashers hasn't posted something about it already and called for Bush to be executed for treason.
Well, last time I checked, Bush IS
the President and as such he is responsable for his Administration Officials and what they do and say. Mrs Wilson's security has been put in serious jeopardy, not only for now but also for the future and all fingers point into the same direction.
"Why can't they simply have a court ORDER this Novak character to tell them who spilled the beans to him. As it is, Novak is guilty of a felony by publicizing the name of a CIA operative.
Ah, so Mr Novak really is the Bad Guy. Yes, let's 'hang him high'! Forget about the 'leak' itself and the fact that he/she contacted another 6
reporters. Shoot the messenger!
"But unless Novak decides to jump under a train, there is no need for a special prosecutor. Novak knows! Beat it out of him!
Send Novak to Guantanamo! He obviously is a dangerous terrorist (to this Administration, anyway)!
"There has been apparent crime committed against this country. Whatever the person's intent, they have committed treason. Whoever is responsible in the Bush Administration should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
This doesn't happen very often but I completely agree with you!