man oh man, what a great read....I need more time to read this one again, & digest it all.
As Corn and Newsweek's Michael Isikoff learned in reporting their new book Hubris, Armitage knew from a description in a follow-up column Novak published on October 1, 2003, that he was Novak's primary source.
Armitage was never in doubt as to who Novak's source was. He as much as invited him to drop the little nugget of Plames CIA employment in the column. Heck, he invited Novak in for their little chat for the express purpose of getting the column written.