Richard Armitage, a hawk in the State Department was recently revealed as the source of the leak of formal CIA employee Valerie Plame. The incident ended her career as a CIA operative, and put more CIA agents' lives in danger. Armitage, the then deputy secretary of state will not be charged of any crime, as it 'happened' that he did not know Valerie Plame was an under cover agent. At the time, it also 'happened' that Ms. Valerie Pleme's husband revealed his report that the 'intelligence' cited by the president as an argument for the invasion of Iraq was baseless.
People in Pakistan were on the street last time protesting Mr. Armitage's threatening of Pakistan after 9/11 in 2001, which was revealed in an interview of Mr. President Gen Pervez Musharraf. Armitage told Pakistanaise that they would be 'bombed to the stone age' if they did not 'cooperate' with the US in the war.
After the meeting of the two presidents at the White House on September 22, 2006, Bush said he was not aware of the threat made by Armitage.