...is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake." James Joyce in Ulysses.
In his infamous column of July 14th, 2003, Robert Novak outed CIA agent, Valerie Plame. This was an attempt by the administration to discredit Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, for writing an op-ed in the NY Times. Wilson's piece contended that the prewar intelligence regarding Iraq's nuclear aspirations were false. In the ensuing four years, Wilson and Plame have been eviscerated by the right-wing media, though Wilson's claims have proven to be accurate. Of course, all of this occurred after President Bush invaded Iraq.