The NYT today is trying to save face on Rove/Plame. In attempting to salvage what has become a disaster for the paper and the left, the editorial deems to hold Fitzgerald's feet to the fire. However, they fail to get one of the most basic facts of the case straight.
Mr. Wilson debunked the claim that Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium from Niger to make nuclear weapons.
Wilson "debunked" nothing. In fact, his report actually bolstered the conclusion that Iraq had sought uranium, and the fact that Iraq was after yellow cake has been shown time and time again by other sources - of a much more reputable nature - as well.
If the NYT is unable to publish this one basic fact, which frames the entire situation, they are just pissing in the wind and cannot be taken seriously.