Treasongate's Relationship to the Downing Street Memos
So when the Bush administration smeared Joe Wilson and outed his wife, Valerie Plame, they were doing it because Joe Wilson was justifiably criticizing the most dramatic portion of the Bush administration's case for taking out Saddam, the potential "mushroom cloud".
You see, Treasongate goes hand-in-hand with everything we have learned from the Downing Street Memo. And vice versa, the Downing Street Memo corroborates the motive for Karl Rove's outing of Valerie Plame-- essentially "the facts and intelligence [were] being fixed around the policy" of invading Iraq.
So when you see the RNC chairman babbling on about the subtle nuance between "naming" and "identifying" a CIA operative, or when you see the Bush supporters pointing their dirty fingers back at Joe Wilson, or when you see the president back-pedaling from his prior positions, just remember-- there was no uranium, there were no WMDs, Joe Wilson was right, and the Bush administration used the outing of Valerie Plame to silence Joe Wilson as part of their policy to fix the "facts and intelligence...around the policy".