Name: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Born: August 22, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut
Profession: Attorney (disbarred)
GW Bush Administration Position:
Assistant to the President
Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs
War crime charge(s):
- Crime against peace – planning and carrying out a war of aggression.
- Key figure in pressuring CIA analysts to report that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and links to al Qaeda.
- Served as source of classified government information to New York Times reporter Judith Miller, resulting in her series about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- One of the main authors of the discredited speech at the UN1.
"This is hush hush, this is on the QT." (to Ari Fleischer)
"Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work -- and life2."
"At age ten the madam put the child in a cage with a bear trained to couple with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with their patrons. They fed her through the bars and aroused the bear with a stick when it seemed to lose interest."
1Washington Post, 6/5/03; National Journal, 4/6/06; FAIR, 3/19/07; NYT, 10/30/05
2(mysterious message to Judith Miller, NYT reporter)
3Passage from Libby's published novel, The Apprentice