Just in time for Valentine's Day: Scooter Libby's defense fund

Supporters have raised $2 million so far, but they need your help in getting more.

Published February 3, 2006 9:50PM (EST)

It's good to have rich friends.

As Murray Waas raises new questions about what Dick Cheney knew about Niger, the Associated Press is reporting that Scooter Libby's legal defense fund has already received more than $2 million in donations to help him fight off charges that he lied about his role in outing Valerie Plame.

Barbara Comstock, the Republican strategist organizing the fund, hopes to raise a total of $5 million or $6 million for Libby's defense by the time his case goes to trial next year.

You might be thinking that that's a lot money. You'd be right. By the Los Angeles Times' math, $2 million would pay for the next 20 minutes of the war in Iraq.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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