That’s how reader S.J.H. describes his reaction to this Washington Post editorial:
Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame’s CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming — falsely, as it turned out — that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush’s closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It’s unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.
Must-read takes: Byron York, Cliff May, Tom Maguire, Allah.
UPDATE: Clay Waters has an answer for Byron.
UPDATE II: Chris Fotos at PostWatch notes that today’s editorial debunks false claims that some Post reporters have repeating for years.