The BBC has described Libby in one article as "much more important than his bland title of chief of staff to the vice-president suggests."
In its profile of Libby, the Beeb said that in addition to being an "arch conservative" (has the BBC ever used the phrase "arch liberal"?) he has "been involved in almost every major decision made by the Bush administration."
In Paul Reynolds' piece Libby was a "key official" who "has been an integral part of a central core of officials who drove the policy toward Iraq."
Indeed, Libby was such a "key official" and so important in driving Bush policy that in the 5 years of Bush's presidency, BBC online has mentioned his name, well, um, exactly zero times prior to September 30, at which point his role in the Plame affair became public.