Somebody told Robert Novak that Wilson’s wife was a CIA operative. This is a felony because it destroys the cover of the operative and it puts her and all her contacts in danger. It may even put lives at risk. The people who let this information out should be found and prosecuted. But what about Novak?
“Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction. Two senior administration officials told me Wilson’s wife suggested sending him to Niger to investigate the Italian report. “
Isn’t Novak being a total a-hole and irresponsible journalist by publishing such information? Simply because you find out someone is a secret agent, is it your duty to reveal it to the world, destroy their career, and put people’s lives in jeopardy?
This is as stupid as a reporter broadcasting troop movements or even the movements of special ops forces.
My questions: Shouldn’t Novak be condemned for this? Can he be prosecuted for revealing the cover of a CIA operative?