Did you notice that the cover-up worked?
October 2004 was the month before Bush was re-elected. He wanted the truth about Libby, Rove, Cheney, and the Iraq war to remain a secret until AFTER the election.
Now Bush is trying to distract us from the indictment - and the lies behind the Iraq war - by nominating a radical right-winger to the Supreme Court. He knows the ensuing fight between Democrats and Republicans will overshadow everything else.
Fitzgerald said he wants to keep this case going if doing so will bring us closer to the truth. Because Libby faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all five counts, he should be motivated to cooperate. However, Libby knows that Bush could issue an unconditional pardon at the end of his term, so there goes any motivation to cooperate.
If Bush truly wanted us to know all the facts in the leak case, as he has claimed, he would announce NOW that he has no intention of pardoning Libby. Of course, even if he made such an unlikely vow, on what grounds would we be inclined to believe him?