The AP comments on the possibility that Cheney may be called as a witness in the Libby case, and offers this surprisingly bleak asessment of Fitzgerald's prospects:
But former federal prosecutor Ty Cobb said Fitzgerald's revelation about using Cheney as a witness seems like an act of desperation. ''You don't play that card unless you think you are in danger of being shut down,'' Cobb said.
Cobb said he doubts Libby's case will go to trial because of the enormous amount of classified evidence involved.
I think Ty Cobb is wrong, and I think that, since he is representing sacked CIA officer Mary McCarthy he may have an incentive to assert that these national security trials are too complicated for mere mortals to undertake.
However, it is odd that the AP would be checking the heft and tossability of their towels by floating this notion.