Mr. Slattery, usually immune to moonbattery, has returned numerous times on this blog to the Lefty conspiracy theory that the White House leaked the name Valerie Plame to Robert Novak in order to destroy Joe Wilson and his "I sipped tea with the Niger chaps and they seemed not to be selling uranium to Iraq" story.
In fact, he took time out of his busy schedule with his family to serenade the publicity seeking Wilson: http://p4500.blogspot.com/2006/07/and-so-sang-all-of-us.html (In fact, that link ought to be changed as no white house staffers leaked the story).
I do not want to go into the actual substance of Joe Wilson, Niger and Saddam, but a key point of the theory (that had Wilson saying he wanted Karl Rove "frogmarched" out of the White House to jail) has just been debunked by Michael (I'm not titillated by this Monica Story I Have to Report) Isikoff and David Corn (of the Nation, 'nuff said).
Richard Armitage, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Armitage is a weight lifting, bald headed, non-neocon, flunky of Colin Powell (and has an impressive resume judging by wiki). It was he, not Libby, not Rove, who told Novak the minor tale of Joe Wilson's minor tail. Armitage did not know it was some big secret and apparently had no malice in revealing it. Why he stayed silent while all this went on is beyond me.
The key piece of the conspiracy theory has now fallen apart. David Corn, chief popularizer of the theory has revealed it. Now will Mr. Slattery apologize for his many ill-advised sallies on this topic? A big man would.