It Isn't About One Person
Keep in mind as we await the action of Patrick Fitzgerald, that Robert Novak's column didn't reveal simply the identity of a single CIA agent, he revealed the connection of everyone working for or with Brewster Jennings & Associates
, a front company that cost millions of dollars and years to create.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of people were put at risk by what the White House did. A major intelligence operation tasked with monitoring weapons of mass destruction was exposed to unfriendly intelligence agencies around the world.
The ability of the United States to maintain, much less expand, its human intelligence capabilities was permanently damaged by this action.