WASHINGTON — A question occupied the jurors in the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby as they sat through 14 days of testimony and deliberated for 10 more days: Why is Libby the only person on trial?
"There was a tremendous amount of sympathy for Mr. Libby on the jury. It was said a number of times: 'What are we doing with this guy here?
Where's Bush, Cheney, Rove, Fleisher and Armitage?
Where are these other guys?' " juror Denis Collins said Tuesday.
"I'm not saying we didn't think Mr. Libby was guilty of the things we found him guilty of. It seemed like he was, as (Libby attorney Theodore) Wells put it, he was the fall guy."
In the end, however, only Libby was charged by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald after he had been instructed to only charge Libby.