Good summary of the absurdity of the government's handling of the whole sordid mess. But of course the hounding of reporters other than Robert Novak (the only so-called reporter willing to be the Administration's bitch on this one) is not incompetent: it is part of the same mailicious intent that created the leak in the first place. The junta has no interest in punishing THESE leakers -- they want to intimidate anyone who dares to leak or publish non-sanctioned disclosures. They know this is important given the mass exodus of competence and principle in the rolling putsch at State, Langlely and who knows where else. They need to put the fear into all who might be tempted to sing.