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