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Liberal Jeff Rosen of The New Republic thinks the indictment of Libby is indefensible:

...it's important for journalists (including me) who vigorously opposed the Kenneth Starr investigation to state the obvious: The Fitzgerald indictments are an embarrassing confirmation of the old Washington rule that, when special prosecutors can't prove a crime, they indict the target for obstructing the investigation....Unlike the Starr investigation, moreover, the Fitzgerald investigation represents a disaster for the First Amendment and may do long—lasting damage to political discourse in Washington. 

Ed Lasky   11 04 05

Liberal Jeff Rosen of The New Republic thinks the indictment of Libby is indefensible:

...it's important for journalists (including me) who vigorously opposed the Kenneth Starr investigation to state the obvious: The Fitzgerald indictments are an embarrassing confirmation of the old Washington rule that, when special prosecutors can't prove a crime, they indict the target for obstructing the investigation....Unlike the Starr investigation, moreover, the Fitzgerald investigation represents a disaster for the First Amendment and may do long—lasting damage to political discourse in Washington. 

Ed Lasky   11 04 05