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Byline: Trudy Rubin
The suspense is finally over.
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the vice president's chief of staff, was indicted on Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, false statements, and perjury in the Valerie Plame case.
Libby is charged with lying to FBI agents and the grand jury by telling them he learned Plame's name from the press. Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald charges that it was Libby who spread her name to reporters.
But this case is much bigger than who outed a glamorous undercover agent. It lays bare the White House determination to discredit anyone who punched holes in its rationale for war.
The Plame case is a bizarre tale of White House pettiness with enormous ramifications. Plame was apparently targeted to get back at her husband, Joe …