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Okay so the government official who leaked Plame’s CIA status  to Novak is known to Fitzgerald. He hasn’t been charged. If Novak’s version is to be believed, and I don’t see why it shouldn’t be, the initial leak wasn’t some nefarious assault on Wilson, but an “inadvertant” mistake. So what, exactly, was the big deal? The CIA itself confirmed Plame’s employment status. Where are the apologies? The whole thing was a big stupid nothing. I’m not saying by the way, the matter shouldn’t have been investigated. Merely that the investigation revealed that the initial suspicions were unfounded.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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