Yes, Lewis Scooter Libby should have taken the fall for the George W. Bush administration's outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, because of everyone involved, Libby was the most responsible. And Scooter Libby was the one who lied under oath. His actions were unacceptable, and he definitely deserved the punishment that he received.
He may have been partly responsible for what happened, but I do not think that he should have taken the fall for anything that happened. He needed to just sit back and let the events play out however they may, and try to fight his way out of getting blamed.
No,Scooter Libby should not have taken the fall for George W Bush in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.The Bush administration needed a fall guy and decided that Libby would be their guy because in the long run he just wasn't all that much value politically to the Republicans and their allies.
The outing of the agent was unfortunate. Lewis Libby did have something to do with that, but he was not responsible for the outing. The entire fiasco had a lot of working parts and a number of different players. Should Libby have taken the fall for the entire administration? No. He did so with the understanding that he would get a pardon. That did not work out too well either. He served time and paid a fine.
There will never be another Watergate. That means there will never be another situation where an entire Congress is so angry at the president of the United States that the chief executive will feel compelled to resign. Congress should have been very, very angry at the Bush administration for outing a CIA agent over her husband's opinions about the Iraq War. Apparently, no one is allowed to have opinions while working for the feds. George W. Bush, or at least Dick Cheney, should have resigned over the Plame affair.