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04/07/2006 03:24 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Of Judas and Scooter Libby

Thursday, April 6, 2006, was certainly an unusual day for news. First we learned that, according to the National Geographic Society, Judas, for the good of the cause, was asked to take the rap for causing Jesus' death. Then we learned that, almost 2,000 years later, Scooter Libby, for the good of the cause, was asked to take the rap for exposing the name of a covert CIA agent. Judas agreed to be the fall guy, and his reputation has been sullied ever since. However, from the point of view of selling the cause, it worked. There are now more than two billion Christians in the world. Scooter Libby has decided not to take the rap. No doubt he concluded that the cause for which he was being asked to be the fall guy, President Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq, did not come close to matching the worthiness of Christianity. Who can blame him?